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Saturday, Dec 07, 2019

Deepak Chahar claims second hat-trick in three days

Deepak Chahar took the wickets of Darshan Nalkande, Shrikant Wagh and Akshay Wadkar as Vidarbha ended their innings on 99/9 after 13 overs.

cricket Updated: Nov 13, 2019 08:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Deepak Chahar celebrates with teammate Washington Sundar.
Deepak Chahar celebrates with teammate Washington Sundar.(PTI)
         

Deepak Chahar continued his brilliant run in T20 cricket as he claimed his second hat-trick in three days during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy encounter between Rajasthan and Vidarbha in Thiruvananthapuram. With the match reduced to 13 overs, Chahar claimed four wickets in his final over with three of them coming in the last three balls. Chahar started the over by dismissing Rushabh Rathod and in the last three balls, he took the wickets of Darshan Nalkande, Shrikant Wagh and Akshay Wadkar as Vidarbha ended their innings on 99/9 after 13 overs.

After the first wicket, Chahar delivered a wide before claiming the next two wickets off the following deliveries.

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Chahar, who also had a maiden over, finished with figures of 3/18 in 3 overs. Among the other bowlers, Aniket Choudhary, Khaleel Ahmed, Chandrapal Singh and Mahipal Lomror took one wicket each for Rajasthan.

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Deepak Chahar claimed the best-ever Twenty20 international bowling figures of six for seven as India clinched a 2-1 series triumph over Bangladesh with a 30-run win on Sunday.

Chahar, a medium-pace bowler, finished the match with a hat-trick to bowl out Bangladesh for 144 in 19.2 overs while chasing 175 for victory in Nagpur.

 

Chahar became the first Indian bowler to get a T20 hat-trick as he went past Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis, who had figures of 6-8 against Zimbabwe in 2012.

Left-handed opener Mohammad Naim made 81 and put on 98 runs for the third wicket with Mohammad Mithun, who made 27, but the rest of the batting faltered in the chase.

Chahar, who wiped out the tail with a wicket with the last ball of his third over and two at the start of his fourth, was ably supported by fellow paceman Shivam Dube who claimed three wickets.

(With agency inputs)