Lasith Malinga Latest Test Bowling Figures And Photos [Cricket Stats]

Lasith Malinga's round arm action makes him a specialist fast bowler.
Lasith Malinga's round arm action makes him a specialist fast bowler.

Lasith Malinga – also known as Separamadu Lasith Malinga, was born on August 28, 1983 at Galle, Sri Lanka. He is a Sri Lankan Cricketer and a specialist fast bowler with a rare round-arm action, sometimes referred to as a sling action, which leads to his nickname, “Slinga Malinga”. He is known for his very sharp bouncers which are often hard to recognize because of his round-arm action, and he has a very dangerous in-swinging yorker which has been known to smash batsmen’s feet if they do not see it come out of his hand. Malinga made his Test debut against Australia at Darwin in July 2004. He is well known for his ability to take consecutive wickets: he is the first and only bowler in the world to have two World Cup hat-tricks, the first and only bowler to have taken three hat-tricks in ODIs and he is also the first, and currently the only, player to have taken four wickets in four consecutive balls in any form of international cricket. He took five wickets against India at Galle in July 2010, which is also his best, till date in Test bowling.

Lasith Malinga is known for his sharp bowncers
Lasith Malinga is known for his sharp bowncers

Top Ten Test Wickets Of Lasith Malinga

  1. Lasith Malinga accumulated 5 wickets for 50 runs against India at Galle on July 18, 2010 and bowled 17 overs with 2 maidens at an economy rate of 2.94. He achieved his best bowling figures in the 3rd innings of the match.
  2. Malinga bagged 5 wickets for 68 runs in the 2nd innings of the match against New Zealand at Wellington on December 15, 2006 and bowled 18 overs with 4 maidens at an economy rate of 3.77.
  3. Slinga Malinga bowled 24.4 overs with 4 maidens at an economy rate of 3.24 and pocketed 5 wickets for 80 runs against New Zealand at Napier on April 4, 2005. It was in the 3rd innings of the match.
  4. In the 1st innings of the match, he grabbed 4 wickets for 25 runs at an economy rate of 2.77 against Bangladesh at Colombo (PSS) on July 3, 2007 and bowled 9 overs including 1 maiden.
  5. Lasith bowled 15.1 overs, out of which 3 were maidens and took 4 wickets for 42 runs at an economy rate of 2.76 in the 3rd innings of the match against Australia at Darwin on July 1, 2004.
  6. Malinga fetched 4 wickets for 57 runs in the 1st innings of the match against Bangladesh at Chittagong on February 28, 2006 and bowled 16.5 overs with 3 maidens at an economy rate of 3.38.
  7. It was the 1st innings of the match in which he pocketed 4 wickets for 71 runs and bowled 14 overs with 1 maiden at an economy rate of 5.07 against West Indies at Colombo (SSC) on July 13, 2005.
  8. Slinga Malinga bowled 17 overs with 2 maidens at an economy rate of 4.7 in the 3rd innings of the match and accumulated 4 wickets for 80 runs against Bangladesh at Colombo (SSC) on June 25, 2007.
  9. He bagged 4 wickets for 130 runs in the 1st innings of the match at an economy rate of 3.82 against New Zealand at Napier on April 4, 2005 and bowled 34 overs with 5 maidens.
  10. Lasith Malinga bowled 29.2 overs, out of which 2 were maidens at an economy rate of 5.07 and achieved bowling figures of 4 wickets for 149 runs in the 1st innings of the match against Australia at Cairns on July 9, 2004.

Based on data provided by Cricinfo as of September 28th, 2011

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