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Malinga takes four wickets in four balls for second time in his career

09 September, 2019 10:51 pm 10:51 pm

PALLEKELE (Reuters) – Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga claimed four wickets in four balls for the second time in his international career to rip through the New Zealand batting order in a Twenty20 match at Pallekele on Friday. Chasing 126 runs to win, New Zealand openers Colin Munro and Tim Seifert scored 15 in … Read More

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Malinga propels Sri Lanka to victory over Bangladesh in final ODI

07 July, 2019 11:52 pm 11:52 pm

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Fast bowler Lasith Malinga said goodbye to one-day cricket in style as his devastating opening spell helped Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 91 runs on Friday.  Malinga, known for his blond-tinted hair and the distinctive slingshot action, received a guard of honour from his team mates at the start of the second … Read More

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Malinga steers Sri Lanka to thrilling win over England in World Cup

06 June, 2019 10:47 pm 10:47 pm

LEEDS, England (Reuters) – Sri Lanka pace bowler Lasith Malinga ripped through the England batting line-up with four wickets as the former champions handed the favourites a 20-run defeat in a low-scoring World Cup match at Headingley on Friday. Chasing 233 for victory on a slow track, England struggled against veteran Malinga’s variations before they … Read More

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Malinga to fly home after Bangladesh game to attend funeral

06 June, 2019 3:48 pm 3:48 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Lasith Malinga will fly home for his mother-in-law’s funeral after Sri Lanka’s World Cup match against Bangladesh on Tuesday but the team are confident he will be back to face Australia at The Oval on Saturday. Sri Lanka Cricket said the 35-year-old fast bowler would depart after the match against Bangladesh in … Read More

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Sri Lanka name 16-man squad for SA T20Is

03 March, 2019 9:11 am 9:11 am

Sri Lanka have announced their squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against South Africa. Jeffrey Vandersay, the leg-spinner whose last T20I appearance came in the 2016 ICC World T20, has been called up, with Suranga Lakmal also making a return to the limited-overs set-up. Lakmal’s inclusion comes after he featured in Sri Lanka’s Test … Read More

Du Plessis hails bowlers, Malinga wants more hunger

03 March, 2019 9:16 am 9:16 am

CAPETOWN (92 News) – Faf du Plessis hailed his fast bowlers for their demolition job in the second one-day international, when they shared seven wickets to defend 251 by bowling Sri Lanka out for 138 in Centurion. After Quinton de Kock’s 94 and du Plessis’ 57 took South Africa to a respectable total on Wednesday, … Read More

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Malinga urges bowlers to think on their feet

01 January, 2019 12:22 pm 12:22 pm

COLOMBO (92 News) – Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka’s limited overs captain, rued his nation’s slide down the Twenty20 International rankings, but backed his players’ skills in the format. Sri Lanka, placed No.9 on the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Team Rankings, missed out on direct qualification for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 as they … Read More

‘Time to rebuild is over’ – Malinga gears up for World Cup ye...

01 January, 2019 6:09 pm 6:09 pm

DUBAI (92 News) – Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lanka one-day international captain, urged his side to “stand up and show character” in their ODI series against New Zealand. The three-match series, which begins in Mount Maunganui on Thursday, 3 January, is a chance for both sides to firm up their line-ups ahead of the ICC … Read More