5. Lasith Malinga 5-31 vs England, Pallekele, 2012
Lasith Malinga is renowned for his late swing initially and deadly yorkers in the death overs. More of such action was seen in a group stage match between England and Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup in 2012. Sri Lanka in the 1st innings had set a target of 170 for England. Malinga’s consistent line and length dismissed the England openers in the initial overs. His splendid 5 wicket haul shattered the English batting line, and hence England fell short of 19 runs to win the match. Malinga was named the player of the match for providing crucial breakthroughs.