How Social Media reacted to Lasith Malinga’s Kiwi hunt in Pallekele


Lasith Malinga lit up Kandy with an extraordinary bowling performance, claiming record figures of 5/6 in Sri Lanka’s 3rd T20I against New Zealand yesterday (6th September).

This heroic effort which included his 2nd T20I hat-trick and his second ‘double hat-trick’ in international cricket, helped Sri Lanka avoid a series whitewash as they finished the 3-match series 2-1.

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The cricketing fraternity on social media were more interested in the Ashes test and had less attention on the T20I which New Zealand were pretty much certain to win after restricting Sri Lanka to a below par score of 125.

However, as Malinga reached 100 T20I wickets with the wicket of Colin Munro, becoming the first ever to achieve the feat, the buzz about the game in Kandy started to trend on social media.

In no time since setting that record, Malinga, now the only man to complete 100 wickets in all 3 formats of the game, set social media on fire repeating his 4-in-4 after 12 years. The amazed cricket community started to share their thoughts on social media from which we’ve picked some to share with you.

The best out of all was from the Blackcaps official Twitter account, asking for help after they were bamboozled by 4 pin-point Malinga toe-crushers

Here are a few more tweets,

Malinga also didn’t forget to do this,

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