30 March 2007
Lasith Malinga's scorches his way to a new World Record
Lasith Malinga almost won the match single handedly for Srilanka in their first Super 8 match against South Africa. Malinga started the act with South Africa needing 5 runs to win with 5 wickets in hand with 5.2 overs. The batsmen at the crease were no mucks with the bat. Shaun Pollock and Jacques Kallis were the batsmen at the crease , with Andrew Hall , Makaya Ntini , Robin Peterson , Charl Langeveldt to follow. What followed was an inspired spell of fast bowling. Great change of pace led to the wickets of Pollock and Hall , while a full delivery accounted for Kallis and a Hattrick. By crashing into Makhaya Ntini's stumps , Malinga had ripped through the lower middle order of South Africa and had created a world record. Watch the video in youtube, Amazing!!!