Lasith Malinga makes historic record in IPL-10

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Lasith Malinga makes historic record in IPL-10

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga took his first hat-trick in a Twenty20 international during the penultimate over of Bangladesh´s innings in the final match of the series in Colombo on Thursday.

Malinga dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza and Mehedi Hasan to complete his fourth hat-trick in international cricket and become the fifth player in history to achieve the feat in a Twenty20 international.

The 33-year-old joins Sri Lanka team mate Thisara Perera, New Zealand paceman Tim Southee and retired fast bowlers Brett Lee( Australia) and Jacob Oram (New Zealand) on the elite list.

Malinga´s hat-trick is the second of the tour after Bangladesh paceman Taskin Ahmed claimed a hat-trick in the second ODI in Dambulla last month.