Malinga Hat Trick – Sri Lankan cricket team’s T20I captain Lasith Malinga created a new history in the three-match T20 series against New Zealand. Malinga took five 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 amazingly in 2007, he is the only bowler in ODI cricket to take four wickets from four balls.
Malinga hat trick
Now once again Malinga has achieved this feat in the shortest format of cricket. He is a bowler who took the most number of hat-tricks in international cricket.
Malinga Hat Trick – This is the second time Malinga has taken a hat-trick in T20 cricket. Lasith Malinga has also become the first bowler to take 100 wickets in T20 cricket. He took four wickets from four balls and made five New Zealand batsmen his prey. He bowled Colin Munro for 12 off the third ball of the third over of the New Zealand innings. Then, he dismissed James Rutherford on the fourth ball for an LBW and then he took the third wicket of Grandhomme. He did not stop just here and made his fourth victim, Ross Taylor. He dismissed Taylor with an LBW.
In this match, Malinga also 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 and now has an economy rate of 1.50. He also bowled a maiden over.
Malinga took hat-trick wicket for the fifth time in international cricket
Malinga Hat Trick – Lasith Malinga took hat-trick wickets for the fifth time in international cricket and did this feat three times in ODIs while repeating this feat for the second time in T20. Malinga overtook Wasim Akram in terms of taking the most hat-tricks. Akram took four hat-trick wickets in international cricket.
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 has achieved this feat in the shortest format before. He is also the first bowler to take 100 wickets in ODI cricket after Dennis Lillee and Johnny Briggs who achieved it in the Tests.
Malinga took a hat-trick for the second time in T20
Malinga Hat Trick – Malinga took a hat-trick wicket for the second time in T20 cricket. Earlier, he did this feat in 2017. Now after two years i.e. in 2019, he repeated this feat again. This time, in the shortest format of cricket. The first hat-trick wicket was taken by Brett Lee who did this awesomely in 2007. Lasith Malinga has become the first bowler in the world to have taken 100 or more wickets in every format of cricket.
Lasith Malinga also became the first bowler to take 100 or more wickets in all three formats of the game
-Tests – 101
-ODIs – 338
-T20Is – 100 *
Malinga becomes the first bowler to take four wickets in four balls in ODIs and T20. Lasith Malinga has become the first bowler in the world to have taken four wickets in four consecutive balls in ODIs and now in T20 too, he has done it amazingly. Bowlers taking four wickets in four balls in international cricket.
Malinga hat trick in world cup 2007
In international cricket, only two bowlers have taken four wickets from four balls. Apart from Lasith Malinga, Rashid Khan has also achieved this feat. Rashid Khan took these four wickets in four balls against Ireland in T20 cricket in 2019 itself. Now, Malinga has achieved this feat against New Zealand this year. At the same time, Malinga also did amazing in ODI cricket against South Africa in 2007. Malinga has now become the bowler with the highest number of hat-trick wickets in ODIs, T20s, and World Cups.