[caption id="attachment_888706" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-888706" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Lasith-Malinga-100-T20I-wickets_AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="351" /> Lasith Malinga surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi's tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20 wicket-taker during the second T20I of the series. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sri-lanka">Sri Lanka</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/lasith-malinga">Lasith Malinga</a> Friday wreaked havoc after becoming the first bowler in Twenty20 internationals to claim 100 wickets as he struck four times with four balls in the third match against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/new-zealand">New Zealand</a>. <p></p> <p></p>Malinga, who surpassed Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi's tally of 97 scalps to become the leading T20 wicket-taker on Sunday, bowled Colin Munro for 12 to claim a century of wickets in his 76th match. <p></p> <p></p>The 36-year-old speedster went on to complete a hat-trick and took four wickets in four balls. Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor followed Munro to the pavilion. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://bit.ly/2kyFafx"><strong>Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 3rd T20I: Scorecard</strong></a> <p></p> <p></p>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 T20 tally to 104. <p></p> <p></p>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. <p></p> <p></p>Afridi, a leg-spinner who also captained Pakistan, played 99 T20 matches before his last international outing last year. <p></p> <p></p>Malinga, known for bowling yorkers with his slinging action, made his T20 debut against England in 2006. He has 101 wickets from 30 Tests and 338 scalps in 226 ODI games.