Lasith Malinga during Sri Lanka's match. (Source: Twitter)
Lasith Malinga becomes the first bowler to pick four wickets in four balls twice in international cricket. (Source: Twitter)

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga added another feather to his hat when he bagged four wickets in four balls against New Zealand on Friday in Pallekele. New Zealand while chasing a mere total of 126, were reduced to 23/5 and were eventually bundled out for 88 to lose the match by 37 runs.

Malinga’s four wickets included the dismissals of Colin Munro, Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor. The fast bowler returned with figures of 5/6 in allotted four overs.

This was not the first instance where Malinga had picked four wickets on the trot. He did this 2007 World Cup in West Indies against South Africa. The Proteas later won that match by one wicket.

New Zealand had already clinched the T20I series after winning the first two games while the Test series ended at 1-1.