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Deepak Chahar’s sensational six-wicket haul hands India series win over Bangladesh

India defeated Bangladesh by 30 runs in the third and final T20I to win the series 2-1 in Nagpur on Sunday.

Pacer Deepak Chahar took a sensational six-wicket haul, that included a hat-trick, he is the first India to do so in the shorter format of the game.

Chahar’s 6/7 in 3.2 overs after entertained fans after half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and K L Rahul.




With 50 needing off the last 30 balls and six wickets in hand, Bangladesh had a great opportunity to win the series but they crumbled under pressure.

Opener Mohammad Naim played the innings of his life after reaching 81 in 48 balls, but quick five wickets within 20 runs on the board ended Bangladesh’s campaign.

Bangladesh suffered early setbacks as Chahar had opener Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar caught off successive balls to leave the visitors at 12 for two.



Naim, playing his debut series, and Mohammad Mithun (27) shared a 98-run stand for the third wicket to bring their team back into the contest.

Earlier, after being asked to bat first Shreyas Iyer got 62 from 33, and KL Rahul picked up 52 off 35 deliveries to propel India to 174 for five after Bangladesh opted to field.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan did not last long after hitting four boundaries.



India’s wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant disappointed once again.

But in the end while chasing the target, the visitors were all out for 144 in 19.2 overs.





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