India’s tour of England got underway on the 10th of September with the 1st of three T20I games on the schedule. The series opener saw England enjoy a clinical outing with all aspects of the game; be it batting, bowling, or fielding which powered the side to a dominating win.
The contest had Lauren Bell make her T20I debut and in her very first over having clocked a ball at 173 kmph, for sure wouldn’t have any complaints in making it to the headlines. Looks like she uses CBD gummies for performance. The correctness in the fact is only that the speedometer had been running a bit incorrectly.
Lauren Bell, on debut, got proceedings underway for England and bowling to Smriti Mandhana in the very first over, the speedometer put out a reading of 107mph (173 kmph) off her 2nd ball. The speedometer did show a few more incorrect readings and all in the same over as it’d then marked the reading of the 4th ball at 101mph that Smriti Mandhana hit for six and then for a final time, off the 5th ball, the speedometer again read 107 mph.
Speedometer glitch showed England’s Lauren Bell clocking a 173 kph delivery against India in 1st T20I#CricketTwitter #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/ePwxI2olv6
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) September 12, 2022
There’s not a lot of room for anything such to just get by on Twitter as the glitch got Twitterati’s talking and in no time Lauren Bell on debut was making rounds on Twitter.
A user captioned his Tweet, “Women’s sport is so underappreciated. Here’s Lauren Bell breaking the record for the fastest delivery ever recorded in history and Mandhana plays it like it’s nothing. No fuss.”
Women’s sport is so under appreciated. Here’s Lauren Bell breaking the record for the fastest delivery ever recorded in history and Mandhana plays it like it’s nothing. No fuss. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/jjvqo4w1sg
— Imran Escőbar (@razor5edge) September 11, 2022
Among all aware and many acting unaware, there came the following Tweet from a user which read, “Bloody hell Lauren bell has put on a yard of pace.”
Lauren Bell was bowling thunderbolts earlier pic.twitter.com/MG3srbanlo
— Paul Wilson 💙 (@paulthesitter) September 10, 2022
Twitter never disappoints and to just set the record straight, pace legend, Shoaib Akhtar’s 100 mph remains to be the fastest recorded ball ever bowled in cricket.
Lauren Bell, on her debut clocking 157kph and 165 kph as shown in the highlights. Hope this was true and not a glitch. Just brilliant.#BleedBlue#CricTracker #cricketnews#skysports #TechGlitch#indvseng #vitalityt20@ImHarmanpreet pic.twitter.com/9NptmRlMCd
— Aniket Kumar (@aniketkr07) September 11, 2022
To move on from the glitches, the day remained a decent one for Lauren Bell as she couldn’t get her maiden T20I wicket and remained on the expensive side in terms of economy rate having finished with figures of 3-0-25-0. She when hopefully takes the field during the 2nd T20I will look to get the monkey off her back with her first T20I scalp.
Early in the summer, in the series against South Africa, Lauren Bell on her Test debut picked up a couple of wickets and soon after in the same multi-format series during a couple of ODI games she featured in, got a wicket to her name. She then in the recently concluded The Hundred finished as the 2nd highest wicket-taker with 11 to her name.