The pouring crowd at Palleke witnessed magic from Sri Lanka’s captain, Lasith Malinga as he picked up 4 wickets on 4 enigmatic deliveries during the 3rd T20I against New Zealand.
The crowd echoed with “Malinga, Malinga” when he got rid of Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme, and Ross Taylor on 4 consecutive balls.
New Zealand’s top-order was hassled by pinpoint fiery yorkers from vintage Malinga. The 36-year old becomes the first ever International cricketer to pick up 4 wickets on 4 balls twice.
The right-arm fast bowler picked up figures of 5 for 6 (his best in the T20I). He also became the only bowler to pick up 4 scalps on 4 consecutive deliveries in a T20I match. At this age, Malinga is still tumbling records with magic and showing the world that he still has a lot of cricket left in him.
He got his team home defending a low score of 126 runs. New Zealand was bowled out for 88 runs and the home team won the match by 37 runs.