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Lasith Malinga 5-6 - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd T20I 2019 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Lasith Malinga 5-6 - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd T20I 2019


Watch the highlights of Lasith Malinga 5-6 - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd T20I 2019 - New Zealand tour of Sri Lanka 3-match Twenty20 international series of the 3rd T20I match played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekelle in 06th September 2019.

Lasith Malinga 5-6 - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd T20I 2019 Highlights
Lasith Malinga takes off in celebration after his hat-trick © AFP

Lasith Malinga's magical 5 for 6 including a hat-trick gives Sri Lanka consolation 37-run victory over New Zealand and avoid the series whitewash in a low-scoring historic game of the third T20I.

Match Stats :
  • Sri Lanka's 37-run win was their third largest victory by terms of runs against New Zealand in T20 internationals.
  • Lasith Malinga's 5 for 6 was the fourth best bowling figures for Sri Lanka in T20 international and the second best bowling figures by an Sri Lankan bowler against New Zealand in T20Is after Rangana Herath's 5 for 3.
  • Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to take a 100 wickets in T20 international cricket history, surpassing Shahid Afridi's 98.
  • Lasith Malinga became the first bowler to claimed two hat-tricks in T20 international cricket history.
  • Lasith Malinga became the second bowler to took 4-wickets in 4-balls in T20 internationals after Rashid Khan.
  • Lasith Malinga first time claimed "four wickets in four balls" was against South Africa in One-day internationals in the 2007 World Cup.
  • New Zealand's 88 was their fifth lowest score in T20 internationals and their third worst total against Sri Lanka in T20Is.
  • Sri Lanka's 125 was their lowest score against New Zealand at their home venue in T20 internationals.
  • Sri Lanka's total of 125 for 8 is the second lowest that they have successfully defended in T20 internationals and also It is their second lowest score successfully defended against New Zealand in T20Is.
  • New Zealand's 88 was their fifth lowest score in T20 international and It is their third worst total against Sri Lanka in T20Is.

Sri Lanka scored 125-8 in 20 overs with top scorer by Danushka Gunathilaka struck 30 off 25-balls including 4-fours.

Niroshan Dickwella 24 and Debutant Lahiru Madushanka - who scored 20-runs on his debut T20I match.

New Zealand best bowler by Mitchell Santner took 3-wickets for 12-runs in 4-overs including a maiden, Todd Astle picked up 3-wickets and one for Scott Kuggeleijn.

New Zealand scored 88 for all-out in 16 overs with top scorer by Tim Southee 28 not out and Mitchell Santner 16.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Lasith Malinga 5-6, Akila Dananjaya took 2-wickets and one for Wanindu Hasaranga - Lakshan Sandakan.

Lasith Malinga named Player of the match for his sensational pace bowling attack to claimed a career-best 5-wicket haul for 6-runs in 4-overs including a maiden.

Tim Southee earned player of the series for claiming 4-wickets with economy rate of 4.50 in the three-match T20I series.