Lasith Malinga takes third international hat-trick

By Staff Writers

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to take three hat-tricks. © AFP/Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.

August 22, 2011 (Island Cricket): Lasith Malinga became the first bowler in international cricket to claim three hat-tricks, after dismissing three Australian batsmen consecutively to pick up the third hat-trick of his career in the ongoing 5th ODI in Colombo.

Malinga dismissed Mitchell Johnson (bowled), John Hastings (LBW) and Xavier Doherty (bowled) in the second, third and fourth deliveries of the 46th over of the match.

The 27-year-old Sri Lankan speedster is widely considered to be the best limited overs fast bowler today and he is also the only bowler to have taken four wickets in four balls, when he performed the remarkable feat during the 2007 World Cup against South Africa.

Wasim Akram, Chaminda Vaas and Saqlain Mushtaq have taken two ODI hat-tricks each.

© Island Cricket


Ruwan T's picture

What a bowler! I wish he was still playing Test cricket.

Anonymous's picture

great bowling mali!!! keep it up!!

Anonymous's picture

This man is greedy only cares about IPL $$$$.... thats why no play for Test cricket!~!!

Danushka's picture

He is one of the highest paid in IPL because he is the best fast bowler in the world!

Anonymous's picture

Malinga is amazing! He should focus on bowling Yorkers early with the new ball too. He will get lot more wickets.

Fathima's picture

luv u lasith!!!!

Heavy Roller's picture
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Top stuff!

Thomas's picture
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I hope you get more and dont get injured again!

Che's picture
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He's bowling better under Dilshan. Sanga set too many restrictions because of stupid fields he gave Malinga in power play. Sangakkara says he is positive but during power plays he is always in damage control mode.

nadeesha's picture

wel done keep this forever

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