Published on 05 Aug 2010 | over 6 years ago
Tait delivered a missile in the fifth ball of his opening over to England opener Craig Kieswetter in the final NatWest one-day international 2010 at Lord's that was clocked at 100.1 mph (161.1km/h) according to speed guns used by Sky Sports. "I felt it was around that mark, yeah," Tait said. But respected website Cricinfo reported the same delivery at 97mph (156.1 km/h) in its ball by ball commentary. The fastest delivery recorded by an Australian had been Brett Lee's 160.8km/h rocket bowled in New Zealand in 2005 while Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar's mark of 161.3km/h, set at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa is considered the quickest. Tait was credited with a 160.7km/h thunderbolt at the MCG in February this year against Pakistan but it is hard to know where to place his pace at the home of cricket.