How Chahar registered dream spell
Chasing 175 for the win was never an easy task for the Bangladesh cricket team. They started to lose wickets from the beginning. Chahar gave the first breakthrough by sending Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar in the 2.4 and 2.5 over. When Bangladesh was struggling with 12/2, a partnership between Mohammad Mithun and Mohammad Naim was developed. The partnership of 98 could have made the situation worse for India but Chahar once again came back to dismiss Mithun in the 13th over. Shivam Dubey on the hand was giving Chahar the perfect support. After removing Mithun Chahar’s bowling analysis of the first two overs read 2-0-3-3.
He once again was brought back to deliver the 18th and 20th over of the innings. He dismissed Shafiul Islam off the last ball in the 18th over. This dismissal was almost an action replay of his third wicket as once again batsman’s timing went wrong and KL Rahul grabbed the catch. Chahar finally completed his hat-trick by removing Mustafizur Rahman and Aminul Islam off consecutive deliveries in the final over. The bowler already missed a chance of registering the hat-trick in the third over of the innings but finally got it.
Deepak Chahar thus became the first Indian bowler to register a hat-trick in the shortest format of the game. Then by claiming Mustafizur’s wicket, he became the fourth bowler for India to take a five-wicket haul in T20I cricket. Finally, he registered the best bowling figure ever in a Twenty 20 International match. His 3.2-0-7-6 surpassed the previous best in this format recorded by Ajantha Mendis, who had picked six wickets by conceding only eight runs against Zimbabwe in 2012.