Best ever T20I figures from Deepak Chahar help India pocket T20I series in emphatic fashion
Best ever T20I figures from Deepak Chahar help India pocket T20I series in emphatic fashion as Chahar went on to pick up a hat-trick and register best ever T20I figures of 3.2-0-7-6
India 174-5 (20 Overs; Shreyas Iyer62(33), Rahul52(35); Soumya Sarkar2/29, Shafiul2/32)
Bangladesh 144-10 (19.2 Overs; Naim81(48), Mithun27(29); Chahar6/7, Shivam Dube3/30)
Result- India won by 30 runs
It was not to be a repeat of the last game for Rohit Sharma as he was dismissed quite early. Shikhar Dhawan, after hitting a few boundaries, followed suit.
It was KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, two relatively unestablished players in the Indian line-up who stood up for the team, both scoring half-centuries. While Rahul pierced the field with perfection, Iyer showcased his power after being dropped for nought.
India had made a contentious move by replacing all-rounder Krunal Pandya with Manish Pandey. On his part, Pandey did what he could best, adding 22 runs from just 13 deliveries to take India's score past 170.
Shafiul Islam and Soumya Sarkar picked up two wickets each for Bangladesh. The Tigers then did not start on a great note, losing two wickets for just 12 runs.
Mohammad Naim and Mohammad Mithun then join hands to change the complexion of the match. Naim (81, 48b), in particular, played a gem of a knock - the highest ever score for Bangladesh against India in T20Is.
But, India pulled back thinks with quick strikes from Deepak Chahar and young all-rounder Shivam Dube. Chahar went on to pick up a hat-trick and register best ever T20I figures of 3.2-0-7-6.
India won the game and the series 2-1 but credit goes to the Tigers for putting up a great fight.
India- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed
Bangladesh- Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Mithun, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain
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