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Bengal’s Masum emulates Malinga, bags four wickets in four balls

Mohunlal Club bowler Masum achieved the feat against Howrah Union in the NC Chatterjee trophy.

By: Sports Desk | Kolkata |
Updated: March 1, 2021 10:57:38 pm
Bengal's Masum was adjudicated man of the match. (CAB)

Mohunlal Club bowler Masum bagged four wickets in four balls against Howrah Union in the NC Chatterjee trophy on Sunday. In the last over of the first innings, Masum removed two Howrah Union batsmen Abdul Hadi (32) and Deepta Narayan Adak (38), and then went on to dismiss two more Saikat Panja, Dipayan Raha in successive deliveries to restrict the opposition to 160/7.

Masum, who gave his team the breakthrough by removing Md Shahnawaz (17), finished with one maiden and five wickets in his four over-spell where he conceded just 13 runs.

However, Masum’s performance was the only silver lining for Mohunlal as they lost the match after being bundled out for 114 runs.

He was duly adjudged as the man of the match for the feat.

Sri Lanka great Lasith Malinga was the first bowler in the history of the game to scalp four wickets in four deliveries against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup.

Malinga repeated his feat once again in 2019 when he took 4 wickets off 4 consecutive balls twice against New Zealand.

Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan also features in this elite list when he too picked four in four against Ireland in 2019.

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