Lasith Malinga has done it again in the history of cricket. He became the first-ever bowler to take four wickets of four consecutive balls in the third T20 match against New Zealand. He is the only international bowler who holds the same record in One Day cricket as well. He took four consecutive wickets against South Africa in ICC cricket world cup 2007. The old Malinga is far better than youngs in the process. A practical example of "Age just a number".

In the third T20 against New Zealand at Pallekela International Cricket Stadium Srilanka opted to bat first. They only managed to score 125/8 in 20 overs. Kiwis capability and capacity to chase target has been superb throughout the T20s but nobody knows that 125 will be unreachable. 

On the third ball of his second over Lasith Malinga picked up the wicket of Colin Munro by an unplayable yorker. The yorker specialist continues to deliver perfect yorker one after another. On the fourth ball he lbw Hamish Rutherford on the first delivery he faced. Malinga dramatically completed his hat-trick by destroying the bails of Colin de Grandhomme. The crowd was lit and stunned. It was hard to digest for Kiwis fan whereas Sri Lankans were delighted. Nobody had believed what they witness. 

The real climax came one ball later. Ross Taylor, one of the old guns of New Zealand, came to bat and face the last ball of Malinga's over. He definitely would have an idea about the yorker delivering ability of Malinga and must have it in the back of his mind. Malinga went for another yorker but this time slower in pace. His idea of delivering a slower yorker was perfectly executed by his 36 years old body. The elegant Ross Taylor has no answer to his magical ball and was trapped helplessly. Four consecutive wickets, all on perfectly executed yorkers, rare things to happen in cricket. He took five wickets for six runs in four overs, levelling the record of Umar Gul in T20 cricket. 

New Zealand was all out on 88 runs. Sri Lanka won by 37 runs and lost the series by 2-1. Despite losing, they have something great to tell their grandchildren.

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