Malinga, who surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi‘s tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20I wicket-taker on Sunday, bowled Colin Munro for 12 to claim a century of wickets in his 76th match.
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Malinga, who once achieved a similar feat in the 2007 50-over World Cup in South Africa, also took the wicket of Tim Seifert, for eight, to register a five-wicket haul and take his T20I tally to 104.
The veteran speedster, who retired from Test cricket in 2011 and played his farewell one-day international in July, has competition from Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan who has 88 wickets.
Afridi, a leg-spinner who also captained Pakistan, played 99 T20I matches before his last international outing last year.
Malinga, known for bowling yorkers with his slinging action, made his T20I debut against England in 2006.
He has 101 wickets from 30 Tests and 338 scalps in 226 ODI games.