Lasith Malinga the first man in International cricket to take four wickets in four balls – The Clip
Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga was unaware he had become the first man in international cricket to take four wickets in four balls, against South Africa in the World Cup Super Eights.
“I didn’t know if anyone else had taken four,” Malinga told a news conference. “I know now I was the first person and I’m very happy. But my team lost the game.”
Lasith Malinga took four wickets in four consecutive balls – against South Africa in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The batsmen dismissed were:
* Shaun Pollock (13) bowled
* Andrew Hall (0) caught at cover
* Jacques Kallis (86) caught behind
* Makhaya Ntini (0) bowled.
This is the first and only instance of four wickets in four consecutive balls in One Day International or for that matter in any form of international cricket.
Malinga, whose low, slingy action has courted controversy, was eventually made joint man-of-match with five-wicket South African Charl Langeveldt after an initial mix-up where only Langeveldt was named.
“You’ve got to give Malinga some credit, he is an awkward bowler. He just ran in and gave it his all,” Smith said.
Posted on March 29, 2007, in Sri Lanka and tagged Chaminda Vaas, Cricket, Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga, Mahela Jayawardene, media, Muttiah Muralitharan, ODI, Sanath Jayasuriya, South Asia, Sports News & Opinion, Sri Lanka, Topix, Uncategorized, World Cup, World News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.