Australian paceman Mitchell Starc bowled what is believed to be the fastest delivery in Test cricket history Sunday, the third day of the second Test against New Zealand at the WACA Ground in Perth. Only four other fast bowlers have officially been recorded with deliveries at more than 160 kpm, but none of those were in Test cricket.

Akhtar holds the record with a 161.3 kph thunderbolt in a World Cup match against England at Newlands in 2003.
Australian pair Shaun Tait and Brett Lee were both recorded at 161.1 kph in separate limited overs matches.