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ICC World Cup 2019: Cricketing world lauds Lasith Malinga stunning performance against England

Malinga’s haul saw him become just the fourth bowler to take 50 wickets at the World Cup.


Lasith Malinga proves he is still Sri Lanka’s master of the round-arm fling. He emerged as the star in Sri Lanka’s stunning 20-run World Cup win over England at Headingley on Friday.

Sri Lanka was Chasing 233 for victory on a slow track, England struggled against veteran Malinga’s variations before they fell to their second defeat of the tournament.

Malinga finished with figures of 4-43 and became the fourth bowler to capture 50 or more wickets in the competition after Australia’s Glenn McGrath (71), his fellow citizen Muttiah Muralitharan (68) and Pakistan’s Wasim Akram (55).

After his stunning performance, former cricketers, experts, and fans are full of praises for Malinga over the social media:


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