Ind vs Ban 3rd T20I Review: Chahar swings his way into record books as India complete turnaround

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India completed their turnaround after suffering an early deficit in Delhi. The Men In Blue overcame an assault by the Bangladeshi batsmen in the middle overs to win the series by a margin of 2-1.

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Opting to bowl first after winning the toss in Nagpur, Mahmudullah elected to bowl first while Rohit Sharma named a solitary change in the form of Manish Pandey, who replaced Krunal Pandya in the line-up.

Shafiul Islam got the better of the Indian skipper for the second time in the series and also scalping the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan to start India off to a wobbly start.

Shreyas Iyer (62) and KL Rahul (52) turned up with strokeful fifties to get India’s innings back on track. A final flourish from Manish Pandey (22*) probed India’s score to 174-5.

The Indian new ball attack started the innings off in style. The first five overs only leaked 18 runs with 2 wickets to account for as well. The spinners, however, bore the brunt of it as Mohammad Naim counter-attacked with flair and clean strokes.

Deepak Chahar, who started off by picking up 2 wickets in his first over, returned back into the attack and helped the hosts claw their way back into the game.

The visitors lost 8 wickets for 34 runs with the right-arm pacer accounting for 4 wickets which included a hattrick as well. To add the cherry on the top, Chahar’s mind-boggling figures of 6-7 is officially the best ever figures in the format’s history.

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