Malinga takes four wickets in four balls, repeats history

Pallekele: Veteran Sri Lanka pacer and captain Lasith Malinga on Friday took 4 wickets in 4 balls throughout their third match towards New Zealand right here and develop into the primary bowler to take 100 wickets in T20I cricket.

Malinga, 36, picked up the wickets of Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor within the third over to develop into the one bowler to have taken two hat-tricks in T20I cricket. The primary time Malinga achieved this feat was towards South Africa within the 2007 World Cup in a Tremendous eight match in West Indies.

Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan was the primary to seize 4 wickets in 4 deliveries in a T20I. He did it towards Eire earlier this yr.

This was additionally Malinga’s fifth hat-trick in worldwide cricket which is probably the most by any bowler. Wasim Akram had 4 hat-tricks to his identify throughout codecs.

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