W,W,W,W - Malinga takes four wickets in four balls in T20I

The Sri Lankan veteran rattled the New Zealand top order by ripping out the wickets of Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor in the third T20I

Malinga celebrates the wicket of Colin de Grandhomme.   -  AP

For the second time in his international career, pacer Lasith Malinga has taken four wickets in four successive balls.

The Sri Lankan veteran rattled the New Zealand top order by ripping out the wickets of Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor in the third T20I in Kandy.

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Munro departed for 12 before Rutherford, de Grandhomme and Taylor fell for first-ball ducks. He becomes the first bowler in T20 history to take two hat-tricks.

The first time Malinga achieved this feat was against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup in a Super eight match in West Indies.

Afghanistan's Rashid Khan was the first bowler to claim four wickets of consecutive deliveries in a T20I. He did it against Ireland earlier this year.