Sri lanka vs New zealand 3rd T20
Lasith Malinga created new history in T20 cricket, 4 wickets from 4 balls including hat-trick
Sri Lankan cricket team captain Lasith Malinga created a new history in the three-match T20 series being played against New Zealand. Malinga took four wickets for the first time in the shortest format of cricket in the last match of the series. It also included a hat-trick. Although in ODI cricket Malinga has done this amazing 2007 before. He is the only bowler in ODI cricket who took four wickets from four balls.
Now once again he has done this feat in the shortest format of cricket. The bowling bowler who took the greatest number of hat-trick wickets in international cricket has now become Malinga. This is the second time he has taken a hat-trick wicket in T20 cricket. Lasith Malinga has also become the first bowler to take 100 wickets in T20 cricket.
Malinga took four wickets from four balls
Malinga made the four New Zealand batsmen his prey. He bowled cleanly to Colin Munro for 12 off the third ball of the third over of the New Zealand innings. He then dismissed James Rutherford on the fourth ball LBW at zero. He took the third wicket of Grand Home. He made the grand home clean bowled at zero. He made his fourth victim, Rose Taylor. He dismissed Taylor at LBW.
In this match, Malinga made his fifth victim Tim Siefert. He got Tim caught by Gunathilaka for 8 runs. He took 5 wickets for 6 runs in 4 overs. Malinga had an economy rate of 1.50. He also threw an over maiden.
Malinga took hat-trick wicket for the fifth time in international cricket
Lasith Malinga took hat-trick wickets for the fifth time in international cricket. He did this feat three times in ODIs while he repeated this feat for the second time in T20. Malinga overtook Wasim Akram in terms of taking the most hat-trick. Akram took four hat-trick wickets in international cricket.
Most hat tricks in international cricket
-5 Lasith Malinga (3 ODIs, 2 in T20is )
-4 Wasim Akram (2 in Tests, 2 in ODIs)
Malinga became the first bowler to complete 100 wickets in T20 cricket
Lasith Malinga has now become the first bowler to complete 100 wickets in T20 cricket. No one had done this feat in the shortest format before cricket. The first bowler to take 100 wickets in ODI cricket was Dennis Lillee , while Johnny Briggs did this feat in Test.
1st Bowler to Pick 100 Wickets
-In Test – Johnny Briggs
-In Odi – Dennis Lillee
-In T20I – Lasith Malinga
Malinga has become the bowler of the highest number of hat-trick wickets in ODIs, T20s, World Cups.
- Most ODI hattricks : Malinga
-Most T20I hattricks : Malinga
- Most International hattricks : Malinga
-Most WC hattricks : Malinga