The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recorded a first for the sport of cricket. It managed to send a ball into space, or rather the edge of space. The ball was attached to a helium gas balloon and it soared over the British Isles as it was launched at the Edgbaston, Birmingham. The ball then fall back into earth and it was safe as a parachute was attached to it. This happened on the opening day of the T20 Blast competition in England. It is very interesting to see this video as the ball went high and sustained temperatures at stratospheric heights.