Malinga First Bowler to Take 100 T20 Wickets
Lasith Malinga, ages like a good wine although Lasith Malinga is at the end of his illustrious career, nothing can stop him. Every game he shows the world that he still has a lot of cricket left. On Friday, the Sri Lankan legend added a new feather to his illustrious cap with a sensational bowling spell against New Zealand.
Malinga became the first and the only bowler in history to take 100 T20 wickets in the 3rd T20I against New Zealand in Pallekele. He picked up four wickets in four balls to win the third match against New Zealand. In doing so, he became the only international cricketer to have picked up a four-ball wicket twice. Malinga first achieved the record in 2007 in a World Cup clash against South Africa.
In Pallekele, New Zealand, the team scored a total of 126 points, scoring 12 points since Akila Dananjaya’s first goal. However, Lasith Malinga, in his second place, caught up with them by picking up four wickets while putting the girl in front of him.
His first victim was Colin Munro, and his dismissal made him the first to take 100 T20 wickets. Furthermore, Malinga is also the leading wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game. Meanwhile, he did not finish after the hat trick and finished his five-goal run.
In his third game, he sent Tim Seifert away to complete his second 5-yard wicket draw at T20I Cricket. Lasith Malinga also became the first bowler to win two hat tricks in T20 cricket. Malinga made his first T20 hat trick during a T20I match against Bangladesh in Colombo on April 2017. It is interesting to note that Malinga now has a total of five hat shots in limited international cricket.