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Malinga bags second World Cup hat-trick

March 01, 2011 19:24 IST

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Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga became the first man to bag two hat-tricks in World Cups when he skittled out three Kenyan tail-enders 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.

The Africans were dismissed for 142.

Lasith MalingaIn 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.

Hat-tricks in the World Cup

Chetan Sharma (India v New Zealand), Nagpur, 1987

Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan v Zimbabwe), The Oval, 1999

Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka v Bangladesh), Pietermaritzburg, 2003

Brett Lee (Australia v Kenya), Durban, 2003

Lasith Malinga** (Sri Lanka v South Africa), Providence, 2007

Kemar Roach (West Indies v Netherlands), Delhi, 2011

Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka vs Kenya), Colombo 2011

**4 wickets in 4 balls

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