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Malinga gets a guard of honour from teammates
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Malinga gets a guard of honour from teammates

Veteran Sri Lanka pacer, Lasith Malinga took 3-38, including the last wicket of the match, in his final one-day international as the hosts beat Bangladesh by 91 runs on Friday. Malinga, who is known for his trademark blond-highlighted mop and piercings — leaves an extraordinary ODI career behind him.

Malinga finished as the 3rd highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket for Sri Lanka with 338 wickets in 220 innings with only Muttiah Muralitharan (523) and Chaminda Vaas (399) above him on the list.

The 35-year-old was at his usual best even in his last match as he dismissed Bangladesh opener, Tamim Iqbal with his trademark inswinging yorker.  Malinga received a guard of honour from his teammates at the start of the second innings at a packed R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo in his 226th and final ODI.