Sri Lanka’s Malinga takes four New Zealand wickets in four balls

Lasith Malinga takes FOUR wickets in four balls as Sri Lanka bowler rips through New Zealand top order with brutal spell during T20 clash in Kandy

  • Lasith Malinga produced a devastating spell to leave New Zealand reeling
  • Malinga took four wickets from as many balls to reduce New Zealand to 23-5
  • New Zealand were eventually bowled out for 88 runs, giving Sri Lanka victory 

Lasith Malinga ripped through New Zealand’s top order with a devastating spell of four wickets from as many balls in their T20 clash in Kandy.

Malinga left the tourists reeling on 23-5 after taking the wickets of Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor and Tim Seifert in successive deliveries.

The Sri Lanka bowler’s astonishing spell came after he’d earlier removed Colin Munro – taking his tally to the match to five.

Lasith Malinga took four wickets in four balls to leave New Zealand reeling on 23-5

Malinga had earlier taken the wicket of Colin Munro, taking his tally to five wickets

Sri Lanka had set the tourists 126 to win following their score of 125/8 earlier in the day, having won the toss and elected to bat.  

New Zealand were left shell-shocked but did at least put up some resistance through Tim Southee’s unbeaten 28 from 23 balls.

Mitchel Santner also hit a quick-fire 16 off 15 deliveries but wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and New Zealand were eventually bowled out for 88, as Sri Lanka won by 37 runs. 

Despite Sri Lanka’s efforts, New Zealand had already won the series prior to Friday’s game having emerged victorious from the previous two games earlier this week. 

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