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Malinga first T20I bowler to claim 100 wickets

  • Published at 10:53 pm September 6th, 2019
Malinga
Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga, known for bowling yorkers with his slinging action, made his T20I debut against England in 2006

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga Friday wreaked havoc after becoming the first bowler in T20Is to claim 100 wickets as he struck four times with four balls in the third match against New Zealand.

Malinga, who surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi's tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20I wicket-taker Sunday, bowled Colin Munro for 12 to claim a century of wickets in his 76th match.

The 36-year-old speedster went on to complete a hat-trick and took four wickets in four balls. 

Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor followed Munro to the pavilion.

Malinga, who once achieved a similar feat in the 2007 50-over World Cup in South Africa, also took the wicket of Tim Seifert, for eight, to register a five-wicket haul and take his T20I tally to 104.

The veteran speedster, who retired from Tests in 2011 and played his farewell ODIs in July, has competition from Bangladesh's Shakib al Hasan who has 88 wickets.

Afridi, a leg-spinner who also captained Pakistan, played 99 T20Is before his last international outing last year.

Malinga, known for bowling yorkers with his slinging action, made his T20I debut against England in 2006.

He has 101 wickets from 30 Tests and 338 scalps in 226 ODIs.

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