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Malinga sets record with two WC hat-tricks

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga became the first man to pick up two hat-tricks in World Cups when he skittled out three Kenyan tailenders in their Group A match on Tuesday.

Malinga, who missed his side’s opening two matches with a sore back, fired back with 6-38 including the wickets of Tanmay Mishra (0), Peter Ongondo (0) and Shem Ngoche (0) with successive, full deliveries – the latter two clean bowled.

He finished with six for 38 as the Africans were dismissed for 142.

In 2007, Malinga grabbed four in a row against South Africa.

It is the second hat-trick of the 2011 World Cup after Kemar Roach took the last three Canadian wickets in West Indies’ victory in Group B on Monday.

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