Deepak Chahar showcased an outstanding performance with the ball as his six-wicket haul helped India register a 30-run win in the third and final T20I at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Sunday, November 10. Chahar had a double delight i.e. apart from his six-wicket haul, he also took a hat-trick as well and gave away just seven runs. The pacer finished with figures of 6/7 from his 3.2 overs at an economy rate of 2.10. He sealed the game as well as the series for India when he castled Aminul Islam with a beautiful toe-crusher. Meanwhile, Deepak Chahar also became the first Indian to take a hat-trick in T20Is.
After Deepak Chahar had rattled Bangladesh batsmen, the netizens came forward to appreciate the young pacer for his incredible bowling spell. Here are some of the reactions.
After being put to bat by Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad, the visitors got off to a good start as Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was dismissed early. His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan did not last for too long either. Youngsters KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer then took the initiative as both scored half-centuries. Rahul scored a superb 35-ball 52 at a strike rate of 148.57 while Iyer played a stellar cameo of 33-ball 62 including three boundaries and five maximums at a strike rate of 187.88 as India got to a good total of 174/5 in 20 overs.
In reply, Bangladesh were reduced to 12/2 but Mohammad Naim and Mohammad Mithun fought back for the visitors with a 98-run stand for the third wicket. With Naim well set, Bangladesh seemed to be cruising and were in the driver's seat but, he did not get much support from the other hand. In the end, the pressure of the required run rate got the better of him as he was bowled by Shivam Dube for a spectacular 48-ball 81 at a strike rate of 168.75 including 10 fours and two sixes. The other batsmen could not do much and Bangladesh were eventually bundled out for 144 in the final over.