IPL - Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga destroys Delhi

By Staff Writers

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Delhi Daredevils batsman Unmukt Chand during the IPL Twenty20 match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on April 10, 2011. AFP PHOTO/MANAN VATSYAYANA.

April 10, 2011 (Island Cricket): Sri Lanka's yorker specialist Lasith Malinga carried his brilliant World Cup form into the Mumbai Indians' first game of season-four of the Indian Premier League (IPL), today, at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.

Malinga scalped 13 wickets at the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 tournament at an average of 20.76, which included a hat-trick; his second in all World Cups.

The 27-year-old dismantled the Delhi Daredevils’ batting order, taking 5/13 in 3.4 overs, dismissing Virender Sehwag’s side for just 95 all-out.

Of his five scalps, Australian opening batsman David Warner was the first to go, in the second ball of Malinga’s first over - out to a fast in-swinging Yorker, which uprooted his stumps in spectacular fashion. Unmukt Chand followed a delivery later, also clean bowled.

After making early in-roads into the Delhi batting line up, Malinga returned in the 15th over to cause more carnage. He disturbed Venugopal Rao’s stumps with a swinging full toss and shortly after, in the same over, South African Morne Morkel failed keep out a toe-crusher, giving Malinga his fourth wicket – all of them clean bowled in spectacular fashion.

His fifth wicket highlighted the complete package that he is; Ashok Dinda was completely deceived by a slower ball on a good length, scooping the ball straight up in the air, giving Kiwi James Franklin an easy catch at mid-off.

Malinga’s 5/13 is currently the third best bowling figures in IPL history.

© Island Cricket

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Sujan's picture
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Absolute destroyer!

Ashok's picture

Great Bowler!!

Nilu's picture

He's the best bowler i've ever seen...c'mon Sri Lanka....

Anonymous's picture

Wll done da grt lion!

SunJ's picture
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Anyone have highlight links for this game? I couldnt watch it

Sujan's picture
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I'll post H/L later

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Sanki8OH8's picture
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It was so good I spilled my tea when he got Warner!

true pakistani 's picture

a chucker pakistanis are much better bowler but they are not given chance people like maloinga are school boy in front of them

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@ True pakitani don't need to waste time over your comment. But what the hell is Chucker pakistani ? (Means pakistan bowlers chucks)

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