GT vs RR final: Lockie Ferguson overtakes Umran Malik to claim fastest IPL 2022 delivery

After being inactive for some time, Lockie Ferguson returned to the XI of Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2022 Final, against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, Ahmedabad, Sunday evening (May 29). ).

Ferguson turned heads instantly by making the fastest delivery of the season, to Jos Buttler, on the last ball of his first over. For the uninitiated, Ferguson recorded over 157km/h to reach the landmark, surpassing young Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer Umran Malik’s record of 157km/h which he recorded during the his franchise’s group stage showdown against the Delhi Capitals (DC) earlier in the season.

Speaking of the delivery, the New Zealander threw a lovely yorker at the in-form fly-half Buttler and made the massive record. Earlier he hit the 150mph mark on his first deliveries before surprising Buttler with a slower speed, then a superb and all with the fastest delivery of the season.

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The Sanju Samson-led RR franchise won the toss and opted to bat first in the summit clash. While RR went ahead with the same playing XI, which beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Qualifying 2, Gujarat led by Hardik Pandya brought in Ferguson in place of Alzarri Joseph.