Lasith Malinga, four wickets in four balls. Twice in his career
Lasith 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 wickets in four balls came 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 with the wickets of Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis and Makhaya Ntini in 4 consecutive deliveries. Though the match ended up as South African Win.
Then, 12 years later, in a T20I against New Zealand, Malinga floors New Zealand with four wickets in four balls. The only bowler to picked up four wickets in four balls, TWICE. He got Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor off successive balls in the third T20I in Pallekelle.
Rashid Khan is the only other bowler to have achieved the rare feat of taking four wickets in four consecutive deliveries. He accomplished this milestone earlier this year during a T20I match against Ireland held in Dehradun.
With 5 hat-tricks, Lasith Malinga is the record holder for the most hat-tricks taken in international cricket, with 3 in ODIs and 2 in T20Is. This makes a total of 5 hat-tricks, a feat unmatched by any other bowler. The next highest record belongs to Wasim Akram, who took 4 hat-tricks, two each in Test and ODI matches. Other than Malinga and Akram, no bowler has taken more than two hat-tricks in international cricket.
Lasith Malinga Hat-Tricks in One Day Internationals
|Lasith Malinga||South Africa||• Shaun Pollock (b)|
• Andrew Hall (c Upul Tharanga)
• Jacques Kallis (c Kumar Sangakkara)
• Makhaya Ntini (b)
|Lasith Malinga||Kenya||• Tanmay Mishra (lbw)|
• Peter Ongondo (b)
• Shem Ngoche (b)
|Lasith Malinga||Australia||• Mitchell Johnson (b)|
• John Hastings (lbw)
• Xavier Doherty (b)
Lasith Malinga Hat-Tricks in T20 Internationals
|Lasith Malinga||Bangladesh||• Mushfiqur Rahim (b)|
• Mashrafe Mortaza (b)
• Mehedi Hasan (lbw)
|Lasith Malinga||New Zealand||• Colin Munro (b)|
• Hamish Rutherford (lbw)
• Colin de Grandhomme (b)
• Ross Taylor (lbw)
Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan storm,
Lasith Malinga is a Sri Lankan cricketer who is widely regarded as one of the best fast bowlers in the world. He is known for his unique round-arm action and his ability to take hat tricks, which are three wickets taken by a bowler in consecutive deliveries.
Malinga has taken 5 hat tricks in his international career, which is the most by any bowler in the history of cricket. He took his first hat trick in 2007 during a One Day International (ODI) match against South Africa. Malinga’s hat tricks are particularly impressive because of the level of competition and the pressure of the situations in which he took them.
Malinga’s hat tricks have not only been a testament to his skill as a bowler, but also to his mental toughness and ability to perform under pressure. He has a unique style of bowling which makes him different from other fast bowlers and his ability to take wickets in crucial moments of the match makes him a match winner.
In addition to his hat tricks, Malinga has also been a very successful bowler throughout his career. He is the leading wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals, and is one of only three bowlers to take more than 300 ODI wickets. He has also been named the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2011, and has been included in the ICC ODI Team of the Year on three occasions.
Overall, Lasith Malinga is one of the most accomplished and successful fast bowlers in the history of cricket, and his hat tricks are a testament to his skill and ability as a bowler. He will be remembered as one of the great fast bowlers in the game of cricket.
How many hat tricks has Lasith Malinga taken in his international cricket career?
Lasith Malinga has taken five hat tricks in his international cricket career, which is the most by any bowler in the history of cricket. He has taken three hat tricks in ODIs and two hat tricks in T20Is.
When did Lasith Malinga take his first hat trick?
Lasith Malinga took his first hat trick in 2007 during a One Day International (ODI) match against South Africa. In fact, in this match he has taken four wickets in four consecutive deliveries.
Has Lasith Malinga taken any hat tricks in World Cup matches?
Yes, Lasith Malinga has taken hat tricks in the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and the 2012 World Twenty20.
Who holds the record for the most hat tricks in international cricket?
Lasith Malinga holds the record for the most hat tricks in international cricket, with five hat tricks in total.
Has Lasith Malinga taken any hat trick in T20I?
Yes, he has taken two hat trick in T20I format.
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