Lasith Malinga Takes Four Wickets In Four Balls Against New Zealand
Lasith Malinga has become the very first bowler to record two T20I hat-tricks after taking four wickets in a row against New Zealand.
'Malinga the Slinger' picked up four wickets in ONE over courtesy of his fast, swinging yorkers.
He bowled Colin Munro (12) then trapped Hamish Rutherford (0) LBW. He clean bowled Colin de Grandhomme (0) before removing Ross Taylor (0).
This is how he did it. #FourIn4 #Malinga pic.twitter.com/yiqo7hx9lI
- Sunil Avula (@avulasunil) September 6, 2019
An incredible over. In a matter of four balls, New Zealand went from from 15/0 to 15/4.
He brought up his five-wicket haul after getting out Tim Seifert (8).
Malinga's heroics became the talking of the online cricket community. Here's some reaction from social media:
Yes... Yes ... The crowd goes wild #SLVNZ Malinga gets Taylor ... Good fun here in Pallekele pic.twitter.com/4nkX7fqyyI
- Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) September 6, 2019
- Most hat-tricks in T20I format (2)
- Most hat-tricks in ODI format (3)
- Most hat-tricks in international cricket (5)#SLvNZ
- Circle of Cricket (@circleofcricket) September 6, 2019
WORLD RECORD : Sri Lanka's :flag_lk: Lasith Malinga becomes the first bowler in the history of the game to get :100: T20 International Wickets pic.twitter.com/a5BvEhVMe9
- Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) September 6, 2019
Only player to get 4 wickets on 4 balls in both ODIs and T20s
Slinga Malinga ladies and gentlemen#SLvNZ pic.twitter.com/WZCZ0cQa0o
- The Realistic (@TheRealistic_) September 6, 2019
malinga what a bowler...!!!!!!!
- Jampana sai manoj (@varma6812) September 6, 2019
Hatrick for Malinga.. :fire::fire:
- Bazm-e-Sukhn (@tamashbeen_) September 6, 2019
Sri Lanka went on to bowl out New Zealand for 88 as they won the third T20I match, but they lost the series 2-1.