Statisticians in the media box in Nagpur might have had to pick their brains when Deepak Chahar finished Sunday night’s cricket with a hat trick. He finished with a figures of 7-6, which is now the best in T20s surpassing Ajanta Mendis’s 6-8. The list also features Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan and Ranganna Herath.
Best figures in T20Is:
6/7 D Chahar v Ban Nagpur 2019
6/8 A Mendis v Zim Hambantota 2012
6/16 A Mendis v Aus Pallekele 2011
6/25 Y Chahal v Eng Bengaluru 2017
Hat tricks by Indian bowlers:
Tests: Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Jasprit Bumrah
ODIs: Chetan Sharma, Kapil Dev, Kuldeep Yadav & Mohammed Shami
T20Is: Deepak Chahar
India succeeded in clinching the three match series 2-1, after a defeat in the first match. While Deepak Chahar’s performance sealed it for India, there were other noteworthy performances including a half century from Shreyas Iyer. Shivam Dube was also extremely handy with the ball and there was a moment when he turned the match to India’s favour with two wickets in two balls.
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 10, 2019
How twitter reacted:
As it’s turned out, excellent all round performance by India. Deepak Chahar undoubtedly the hero, but important knocks from Rahul and Iyer which put Bangladesh under pressure. And superbly led by Rohit Sharma. Well played!??
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 10, 2019
Don’t think I’ve ever seen this: two wickets in two balls thrice in the same innings #INDvsBAN
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) November 10, 2019
More than 8400 Twenty20 matches have been played around the world and Deepak Chahar’s figures of 6 for 7 are the joint-best by a seamer / pacer, with Lasith Malinga (in Big Bash) and Kyle Jamieson (in NZ’s domestic T20).#INDvBAN
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) November 10, 2019
-Rejected by Greg Chappell in 2008
-At 18, took 8/10 v Hyd on FC debut
-Part of back to back Ranji Trophy wins for Rajasthan
-Series of injuries hampered his progress
-1st Indian bowler to take T20I hat-trick
-Has best bowling figures in T20Is (6 for 7)#INDvBAN
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 10, 2019
Best T20I spell in the history !
– first Indian to take hat-trick in T20I
Deepak Chahar ?
— V I P E R™ (@Offl_TheViper) November 10, 2019