Lasith Malinga took second World Cup hat-trick

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga took four wickets in six balls, including his second World Cup hat-trick, to dismiss Kenya for 142 in a Group A match in Colombo on 1st March, 2011, Tuesday.

Lasith Malinga had also took a World Cup hat-trick against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup.

Malinga trapped Tanmay Mishra lbw with the last ball of his seventh over. At the start of his next over he clean-bowled Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche in successive balls to complete his hat-trick.

Malinga then bowled Elijah Otieno to complete a career-best 6-38 in his 7.4 overs, improving on his figures of 5-34 against Pakistan at Dambulla last year 2010.

Malinga's hat-trick is the seventh in all World Cup matches and second World Cup 2011. It came just a day after West Indian Kemar Roach recorded a hat-trick against the Netherlands in New Delhi.

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