Watch: Malinga bowls inch-perfect yorker to dismiss Russell
Sri Lanka veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga never ceases to amass us with his bowling. He can surprise the batsman any time on any given day. In fact, Malinga is one of the best death bowlers in the world. He is someone who never takes much time to make an impact.
Time and again, he has taken wickets in crunch situations and has turned the situation in favour of the team. The experienced campaigner once again stole the spotlight during the first T20I match in Pallekele against West Indies. Malinga bowled an absolute peach of a delivery to dismiss Andre Russell.
When everyone expected Andre Russell to T20I cricket after an 18-month ban, Lasith Malinga welcomed Russell back to T20I cricket in his own version. The Sri Lankan bowler tosses an inch-perfect yorker to make a complete mess of Russell’s stumps.
The big-hitting all-rounder was stunned by the delivery as he couldn’t do anything but defend the ball. However, he ended up hitting the bat on the pitch as he missed to strike the ball. The fast-moving delivery went on to crash the stumps.
Here’s how Malinga bamboozled Andre Russell. Watch the video below:
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Well, the rivalry between Andre Russell and Lasith Malinga isn’t over yet. Both the stalwarts go head to head against each other in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.