The fastest ball ever recorded in cricket was bowled by Shoaib Akhtar of Pakistan in a 2003 World Cup match, which clocked in at 161.3 km/h. The second-fastest delivery on record was also bowled by Akhtar at 161.1 km/h, while Australia’s Brett Lee’s fastest delivery was recorded at 161.1 km/h. South Africa’s Dale Steyn holds the fourth spot with a recorded speed of 156.2 km/h. These speeds were measured using modern equipment during international matches.
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