23 Aug 2011

Malinga becomes first to take three ODI hat-tricks

6:19 am on 23 August 2011

The Sri Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga has become the first bowler to chalk up three one-day international hat-tricks,

Malinga dismissed Mitchell Johnson, John Hastings, and Xavier Doherty as Australia collapsed from 210 for five to 211 all out in the fifth and final match of the series in Colombo.

Malinga performed his two previous hat-tricks in World Cups, taking four wickets in four balls against South Africa in Guyana in 2007 three in three against Kenya in Colombo this year.

Australia are 3-1 up in the series.