Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 37 runs, courtesy Lasith Malinga's fifer. (Photo: Twitter/@ICC)
New Delhi :
Sri Lankan skipper Lasith Malinga on Friday took a hat trick became the first bowler in Twenty20 internationals to claim 100 wickets, achieving the feat in the third match against New Zealand in Kandy. Soon after reaching the feat, the Lankan speedster decimated the New Zealand top order by picking up four wickets in four balls.
Malinga, who surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi's tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20 wicket-taker on Sunday, bowled Colin Munro to get a century of wickets in his 76th match.
The 36-year-old speedster went on to complete a hat-trick and took four wickets in four balls. Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor followed Munro to the pavilion. The Lankans bowled New Zealand out for 88 to win the third T20 by 37 runs.