Lasith Malinga picked up four wickets in four balls - NOT ONCE BUT TWICE
Lasith Malinga picked up four wickets in four balls – NOT ONCE BUT TWICE

Malinga is the only man in the history of international cricket to pick up four wickets in four balls on two different occasions.

First four-in-four, against South Africa at the 2007 World Cup. The target was 210, South Africa were 206/5 and Maliga came and bowled 4 magic deliveries to get SA to 206/9. Though the match ended up as South African Win.

Then, 12 years later, in a T20I against New Zealand, Malinga floors New Zealand with 4 wickets in 4 balls

About Lasith Malinga (from Wikipedia Page)

Separamadu Lasith Malinga is a Sri Lankan cricketer. He captained the Sri Lankan 2014 T20 World Cup winning side.

Widely regarded as one of the best limited over bowlers of all time, he is the only bowler to have taken 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls (double hat-trick) in international cricket two times.

He is a right-arm fast bowler that is commonly used as a specialist death bowler, and is well known for his distinctive round-arm action, sometimes referred to as a sling action, which leads to his nickname “Slinga Malinga”.

One of the most successful limited-overs bowlers of all time, Malinga’s unorthodox action and dipping slower ball yorkers are credited with much of his success.

He is best known for his ability to take consecutive wickets, with in-swinging yorkers: he is the only bowler in the world to have two World Cup hat-tricks, the only bowler to have taken three hat-tricks in ODIs and one of only two players to have taken four wickets in four consecutive balls in any form of international cricket, which he alone has done twice.

He is also the first bowler to take five hat-tricks across all formats of international cricket, and holds the record for most hat-tricks in international cricket.

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