Lasith Malinga is the only bowler with 2 T20I hat-tricks

Lasith Malinga is the only bowler with 2 T20I hat-tricks
Lasith Malinga is the only bowler with 2 T20I hat-tricks

Hat-tricks in T20 Internationals, Lasith Malinga unique record of taking 2 hat-tricks in T20Is

Malinga first hat-trick in T20Is

Lasith Malinga is the only bowler with 2 hat-tricks in T20I. His first hat-trick came against Bangladesh in 2017 (3 for 34 runs).

hat-tricks in T20 Internationals

Lasith Malinga is the only bowler with 3 ODI hat-tricks and it’s only fitting that he has one in T20, the format for which he’s most known. Although he’s not as fast or fit as he used to be, he makes up for it with his experience and cunning. Malinga dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim by bowling an offcutter that evaded his slog sweep and knocked off his stumps. He also dismissed Mashrafe Mortaza with a delivery that dived in. Debutant Mehedi Hasan was caught off guard by another slow delivery, getting hit on the pads in front of the stumps and being declared out by the umpire. The crowd at Khettarama erupted with joy when the umpire raised his finger.

Malinga second hat-trick in T20Is

hat-tricks in T20 Internationals

Malinga has taken his second hat-trick in September 2019 against New Zealand (5 for 6 runs). In this match Malinga took 4 wickets with four consecutive deliveries, hat-trick included with the wickets of 1-15 (Munro, 2.3 ov), 2-15 (Rutherford, 2.4 ov), 3-15 (de Grandhomme, 2.5 ov), 4-15 (Taylor, 2.6 ov) in his over.

In 2007 World Cup, Lasith Malinga became the first bowler in 120 years of international cricket to take 4 wickets in 4 balls. Later, he took 3 more hat-tricks and defended Sri Lanka’s 125/8 by taking 4 wickets in 4 balls again. He claimed 5 wickets for 6 runs and led Sri Lanka to a 37-run victory against New Zealand.

The Pallekele crowd was quiet after the batting, but Malinga’s explosive performance brought them to life. He became the first men’s bowler with 100 T20 international wickets and has 2 T20 hat-tricks, unmatched by anyone. He has two T20 hat-tricks, which no one has done yet.

In this match he became the only bowler with 2 hat-tricks in T20 Internationals.

hat-tricks in T20 Internationals

Only Bowler with 2 hat-tricks in T20 Internationals

Lasith MalingaSri Lanka v BangladeshColombo2016/17Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehedi Hasan Miraz
Lasith MalingaSri Lanka v New ZealandPallekele2019C Munro, HD Rutherford, C de Grandhomme


How many T20I hat-tricks does Lasith Malinga have?

Lasith Malinga has 2 T20I hat-tricks. One against Bangladesh in 2016 and second against New Zealand in 2019

Is Lasith Malinga the only bowler with two T20I hat-tricks?

Yes, Lasith Malinga is the only bowler with 2 T20I hat-tricks.

What is a hat-trick in cricket?

A hat-trick in cricket is when a bowler takes three wickets in consecutive deliveries.

What makes Lasith Malinga unique in T20I cricket?

Lasith Malinga’s unique action and his deadly slower balls makes him unique in T20I cricket. He is also the only bowler with 2 T20I hat-tricks.

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