August 10, 2020 | 8:58 AM IST
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Sri Lanka’s Malinga takes 4 wickets for 4 balls yet again

Sri Lankan captain Lasith Malinga for the second time took four wickets in four balls during the third and final T20I against New Zealand at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Friday. He achieved a similar feat in the 2007 50-over World Cup in South Africa where he scalped four wickets in as many deliveries. He is also the first cricketer to go past 100 wickets. 

The 36-year-old broke the Kiwi-batting line by claiming the wickets of Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor.  He first bowled Colin Munro for 12 runs on the third ball of his second over to become the first T20 bowler to claim 100 wickets after which he started scoring off the NZ batting team.
NZ slipped to 15 for four.

Later, Malinga said, “Yorker was my best ball. I only try my best to bowl the right line and right length. Really happy that we won the match. I am a wicket-taking bowler when I play for Sri Lanka.”

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