Right-arm paceman Deepak Chahar exhibited a magnificent display of swing bowling to throttle Bangladesh’s chase as India completed a comfortable 30-run win in the final T20I of the three-match series. Chahar scythed through the visitors’ batting lineup to register a world record six-wicket haul including a hat-trick.
Chahar wiped off the tail, dismissing Shaiful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman and Aminul Islam off successive deliveries to become the first Indian to register a hat-trick in T20 internationals. He finished with stupendous figures of six wickets for seven runs in 3.2 overs, overtaking Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis’ previously held record of the best bowling figures in T20Is.
Mendis boasted figures of 6/8 against Zimbabwe back in 2012. Chahar’s remarkable bowling heroics helped India win the T20I series despite losing the first encounter. The 27-year-old’s masterclass was a testimony to his enormous skill set as he tactfully employed the use of variations in pace and length.