India pacer, Deepak Chahar on Sunday set a new record in the Twenty20 International (T20I) series finishing with figures of six for seven to his country beat Bangladesh in an emphatic 30-run win to win the tournament.
The host defeated their visitors by 30 runs to clinch the series in Nagpur with Deepak Chahar emerging as the star of the night. The pacer on the night claimed his first five-wicket haul in T20Is.
Chahar got himself into the history books after picking up a hat-trick to become the first Indian bowler to achieve the milestone in the shortest format.
The right-hand medium-pace bowler ended the night on a high note by finishing the game with magical figures of 6/7. Shivam Dube, who made his debut in the first game also picked up three wickets to help India bowled out Bangladesh for 144.
Recall that the visitor had in the first game of the series recorded a shock win over their host. They beat India by seven-wicket to record their first victory against the host in Delhi.
Shreyas Iyer who had 62 went on to score his maiden half-century in T20Is while Rahul returned to form with a 52.
As India was asked to bat after Bangladesh won the toss. The host had a poor start as Shafiul Islam knocked over Rohit Sharma in the second over. Their misery was compounded when Shikhar Dhawan who was looking good, threw his wicket away for 19 runs while trying to accelerate.
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer came to the rescue when they put on 59 runs for the third wicket. This helped India to steady the innings with both batsmen scoring half-centuries.
Also, late flourish from Manish Pandey helped the host to post 174 for five in their 20 overs.
This means Bangladesh has to make 175 to win the game. However, they lost their first wicket for 12 as Liton Das was removed for nine by Chahar. The pacer maintained the pace by also sending Soumya Sarkar back for a golden duck.
Mohammad Mithun and Mohammad Naim restored hope for the visitors after getting 98 runs for the third wicket
Chahar once again came to India’s rescue as the game was drifting away from their grip by removing Mithun for 27. Dube also succeeded in sending Mushfiqur Rahim back to the pavilion for a golden duck. He later removed Naim for 81 and outfoxed Afif Hossain for a golden duck on the next ball.
The man of the night, Chahar put the icing on the cake in the last over by picking up two wickets in two balls to bowl out Bangladesh.
Written by: Oladipupo Mojeed