IPL 2013: First man to take 100 wickets, Lasith Malinga pays tribute to Mahela Jayawardene

With a trademark toe-crushing yorker on a batting deck at Dharamsala, the Sri Lankan quickie reached 100 Indian Premier League wickets, confirming his status as one of the greatest T20 bowlers in the world.

updated: May 18, 2013 18:48 IST
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At picturesque Dharamsala on Saturday, Mumbai Indians played Kings XI Punjab in their respective last league games of the season. There wasn't much riding on the match with Mumbai assured of a place in the top-two and Punjab out of the reckoning for a playoff berth. But one man made this fixture special for himself. It was Lasith Malinga.

As the cool winds swept across the lovely stadium, Malinga warmed things up with a hot spell that took him to a landmark any fast bowler will cherish. On the very last ball of the Punjab innings, Malinga ran in hard to Praveen Kumar. A trademark yorker followed and Praveen's off-stump was knocked down. Malinga raised his hands in the air to celebrate his 100th Indian Premier League wicket - becoming the first and only man to do so.

"I am extremely happy at the moment. Before the tournament started I did not think that I would get to this feat," said Malinga after the achievement.

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