Deepak Chahar register the best bowling figures in T20I cricket during the 3rd T20I match against Bangladesh played at VCA Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur on Sunday.
It was an impressive bowling effort by Deepak who bowled tight line and lengths not allowing the Bangladeshi batsmen to score runs easily. Thanks to Shreyas Iyer 62, KL Rahul 52 and quick fire knock off 22 by Manish Pandey helped India post a competitive total of 174 for 5.
Deepak Chahar got wickets of Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar in successive deliveries which put the Bangladesh on the backfoot. Mohammad Naim and Mohammad Mithun played with positive intent putting the pressure on the hosts as ball was getting wet. As things looked dangerous for India, Deepak Chahar got the breakthrough dismissing Mithun. Mithun and Naim added 98 runs for the 3rd wicket.
Shivam Dube broke the backbone of Bangladeshi batting line up as he got wickets of Rahim, Naim and Afif Hossain. With things under control, Chahar dismissed Shaiful of the final ball of 18th over and then dismissed Mustazfiur Rahman and Animul Islam to pick up an hattrick. He finished with figures of 6 for 7 in 3.2 overs.
It was an amazing bowling performance by Deepak who was superb with his line and length which made life tough for the Bangladeshi bowlers.
Deepak Chahar made his T20I debut for India against England on 8th July 2018 at Bristol. Since his debut, he has played 7 T20Is and taken 14 wickets with an economy of 5.75 runs per over. He bowls with the new ball and create an impact with the old ball.
For his 6/7, Deepak Chahar was awarded the man of the match and named the man of the series. Ajantha Mendis of Sri Lanka had the best figures of 6/8 in 4 overs against Zimbabwe on 18th September 2012 played at Hambantota. Mendis also took 6 for 11 against Australia on 8th August 2011 played at Palleke Stadium, Kandy.
India’s Yuzvendra Chahal took 6 for 25 against England at M Chinnswamy Stadium, Bangalore on 1st February 2017.