- Malinga took 4 wickets from 4 balls against New Zealand, 5 hat-tricks in international, Akram (4) on second
- Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga is also the first bowler in the world to take 100+ wickets in all three formats Tests, ODIs, T20
Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga became the first bowler in the world to take 100+ wickets in all three formats (Test, ODI, T20). He is also the first bowler to take 100 wickets in T20. He took four wickets in four balls against New Zealand. He took four wickets in 4 balls against South Africa in the 2007 ODI World Cup.
Sri Lanka in the third match of the T20 series scored 125 for 8 wickets in the first game. In response, they bowled New Zealand out for 88 runs in 16 overs. In this way, Sri Lanka won the match by 37 runs. Malinga took 5 wickets for 6 runs. This is his best performance of T20. New Zealand won the series 2–1. This is the overall 100th hat-trick of international cricket.
Took 100+ wickets in Tests and ODIs too
This is the second hat-trick in Malinga’s T20. No bowler has done so far. This is Malinga’s fifth hat-trick in international cricket. Malinga has 101 wickets in Tests and 338 wickets in ODIs. Earlier, the record of taking the most hat-trick was in the name of Wasim Akram of Pakistan (2 ODIs, 2 Tests).
Only two bowlers can take four wickets in four balls in international cricket.
ODI: Malinga against South Africa (2007)
T20: Malinga against New Zealand (2019)
T20: Rashid Khan against Ireland (2019)
5 hat-trick of Malinga against 5 country
Three hat-tricks in ODIs
2007: 4 wickets (South Africa)
2011: 3 wickets (Kenya)
2011: 3 wickets (Australia)
Two hats in T20
2017: 3 wickets (Bangladesh)
2019: 4 wickets (New Zealand)
Sri Lankan batsmen have the most wickets in all three formats
Test: Muralitharan (800 wickets)
ODI: Muralitharan (534 wickets)
T20: Malinga (104 wickets)