Umran Malik delivered the fastest delivery of IPL 2022 – a 157 kmph bullet – at Rovman Powell on Thursday. The Delhi Capitals hard-hitter, however, clobbered it for a boundary, taking the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler for 19 runs in the over.
It was the fourth ball of the last over, when Malik delivered a wide of off 157 kmph full ball. Powell, who was deep inside the crease, used his bottom hand to smash it in the gap between extra cover and mid-off.
Umran Malik went for 19 runs in the last over. He was hit for six over long-off on the first ball. After getting beaten on the second, Powell top-edged the SRH pacer for a boundary over short third. The fourth deliver, 157 kmph, went for a four and so did the fifth one. The DC batter stole a bye on the last ball.
Malik went for 52 runs in his four overs without taking a wicket.
Meanwhile, David Warner and Rovman Powell hit blistering half centuries to power Delhi Capitals to 207 for 3.
Warner struck his fourth half century of season with a 58-ball 92 not out in a magnificent batting display against his former club while Powell (67 not out off 35) joined the party later on after the Capitals were asked to bat first.
The duo stitched 122 runs for the unconquered fourth wicket as they scored 70 runs from the final five overs, going hammer and tongs against a hapless SRH attack.
Warner hit 12 fours and three sixes in his whirlwind knock. This was his best and Capital’s highest individual score this season.