IND vs BAN 3rd T20I: Pacer Deepak Chahar helps India beat Bangladesh, hosts grasp series


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

Pacer Deepak Chahar took a sensational six-wicket haul, including a hat-trick and this was previously paved by half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer and K L Rahul which ultimately led to the win.

Chahar (6/7 in 3.2 overs), who registered the best figures in a T20 match on Sunday besides becoming the first Indian to take a hat-trick in the shortest format, shared nine wickets with Shivam Dube (3/30) to secure India’s first T20 series win at home this season.

Iyer (62 off 33) and Rahul (52 off 35) had earlier smashed sublime half-centuries to propel India to 174 for five after Bangladesh opted to field. Chasing the target, the visitors were all out for 144 in 19.2 overs.

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.

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