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Lasith Malinga retires from ODI cricket

Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga retired from one-day internationals after his team registered a 91 runs win over Bangladesh in Colombo on Friday.

Malinga ended with impressive figures of 2/37 in his final ODI to help Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh.

He is currently the 3rd highest wicket-taker in ODI cricket for Sri Lanka with 338 wickets in 220 innings. Muttiah Muralitharan with 523, and Chaminda Vaas with 399 rank above him on the list.




In a span of 6 years between 2006-2013, Malinga registered 267 wickets despite having knee issues and being off the field for 15 months.

In the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales, Malinga picked the most number of wickets for his team. He is the 3rd most successful bowler after  Glenn McGrath and Muttiah Muralitharan in World Cups.

Since his 2004 debut against the United Arab Emirates, Malinga has played 225 ODIs and his unusual slingy action and an ability to bowl yorkers have made him a formidable bowler in limited-overs cricket.



He retired from test cricket in 2011 due to a nagging knee injury.


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