The delivery was the fourth of the final over of Capitals’ innings. It was a length delivery, and well-set power-hitter Rovman Powell, staying deep in the crease, despatched it for a four past cover.
It was otherwise a forgettable evening for Malik in which he sent down four wicketless and leaked 52 runs – the first time he has gone for over 50 runs in 13 IPL matches. Malik’s express speeds have grabbed headlines repeatedly this IPL but Capitals blunted him with aggression of their own, including a 21-run first over in which David Warner punished him for bowling on the shorter side, taking two fours and a six either side of the wicket.
Despite getting hit, Malik did not compromise on speed. In that final over, his slowest delivery, the last ball of Capitals’ innings, was clocked at 144.3 kph, with four other deliveries north of 153 kph.