Hussain sets world record

England

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has set a Guinness World Record for the highest catch of a cricket ball.

In a challenge arranged by Sky Sport's Cricket a drone released the ball from a height of  32 metres (104 ft 11.8 in) before moving up to the even greater height of 49 m (160 ft 9.1 in.)

The ball would reach a speed of 74 mph or 118 kmph.

Speaking on the Sky Sport's broadcast from Lord's Hussain said: "Sky Sports are always looking to push the limits and be innovative in their approach to coverage, and this was certainly a very different experience for me.

“It was great fun to spend the morning attempting to catch cricket balls dropped from a drone at the home of cricket – something I never thought I would do. But I am looking forward to giving my hands a rest and getting back to the commentary box for the upcoming Test match,”

England and Pakistan meet in the first of four Tests at Lord's on July 14.

 

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