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Teenager takes 5 wickets in 5 balls


Captain of Tissa MMV and right-arm fast bowler Mithira Thenuwara performed the rare feat of taking five wickets in five balls including a hat-trick in an under 13 tournament schools cricket match against Kalutara Vidyalaya at Kalutara on Saturday.

Thenuwara took three wickets off the last three balls of one over and followed it up with two wickets off the first two balls on his next over to finish with figures of 5 for 28 in the Kalutara Vidyalaya first innings of 80.

He followed this fine bowling performance by top scoring with 77 in Tissa Central’s first innings of 162.

When Kalutara Vidyalaya batted a second time Thenuwara was again to the fore capturing a further three wickets. Tissa MMV won the match on first innings.

Scores: Kalutara Vidyalaya 80 (Vishmike Sandeep 33, Dinuka Thisara 31, Mithira Thenuwara 5/28 including hat-trick, Chatura Harshika 2/13) and 68-5 (Mithira Thenuwara 3/28)

Tissa MMV 162 (Mithira Thenuwara 77, Chatura Harshika 30, Pawan Sandeep 2/22, Shawin Anuka 2/63).


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Cricket administrators at Cricket Board, please take note and take over the training of this young boy so that he will turn out to be as asset to the national team some day. AT the same time please ensure that his accademic career is not disrupted by going to play cricket only. If that happens his future will be bleak.

This 5 wkts in 5 balls should be a cricket record in the world of cricket. 4 wkts in 4 balls is called double hat trick and there are many instances of its achievement. So 5 wkts in 5 balls should be treble hat trick which I have never heard before.

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