Sunday, December 28, 2008

4 wickets in 4 balls, a brilliant piece of bowling

Heres a video of the only time in international cricket that four wickets have been taken in 4 consecutive balls. The lucky bowler was Sri Lanka's fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who has a similar bowling action to that of Jeff Thompson, who is a legend in Australian cricketing circles. He took these wickets in a O.D.I against South Africa at the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.

The four consecutive wickets were all taken in the same over and the unlucky batsmen to have been dismissed (and go down in cricketing history for a not so good reason) were as follows: Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis and Makhaya Ntini.

*Acknowledgements to and owners of pictures and videos used.

1 comment:

Soulberry said...

I still recall that sequence as it was amazing. I remember anticipating the 4th and then thinking if he could somehow extend it further.

Amaing stuff...thanks for recalling it to our attention again.