Cricket World Player of the Week - Dawid Malan and Deepak Chahar
With career best performances from both Dawid Malan and Deepak Chahar, it was impossible to separate the two and hence both share the Cricket World Player of the Week this time around.
With England 2-1 down in the 5-match T20I series, the 4th T20I was a must win game for the visitors. Dawid Malan, who in some ways was playing for his spot, rose to the occasion with an unbeaten 103-run knock.
The carnage began when skipper Morgan targeted the short square boundaries and Malan followed suit. Malan and Morgan became the first pair to score 90+ in the same T20I inning. Their 182-run partnership is also England’s highest ever T20I partnership.
Malan became only the 2nd England player to score a century in Men’s T20I cricket after Alex Hales' unbeaten 116 in the 2014 WT20. With the ton, he became the joint 2nd highest T20I century maker for England. Luke Wright has the most with six T20 tons. Malan now joins Joe Denly and Jason Roy at four T20 tons each.
Elsewhere, India and Bangladesh were level at 1-1 in the the 3-match T20I series and the series was on the line. At such a juncture, medium pacer Deepak Chahar raised the bar with carrier best figures to help India win the match and the series in a resounding manner.
His figures of 6/7 are also the best ever in T20Is, leaving behind Ajantha Mendis' 6/8 against Zimbabwe at Hambantota in 2012. Chahar also became the first Indian to register a hat-trick in T20Is.
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