Deepak Chahar hat-trick, and Rahul, Iyer fifties lead India to series win

Brief scores: India 174/5 (Shreyas Iyer 62, KL Rahul 52; Soumya Sarkar 2/29) beat Bangladesh 144/10 (Deepak Chahar 6/7, Shivam Dube 3/30) by 30 runs

India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20 2019, key stats

  • Deepak Chahar became India’s first male cricketer to take a hat-trick in T20 International cricket, with his bowling figures of six wickets for seven runs helping India win the third and final T20I by 30 runs and win the series. Chahar also recorded the best bowling figures in T20I cricket, surpassing Sri Lankan Ajantha Mendis’s seven-year-old record
  • Put in to bat by Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah, India posted 174 for five, with KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer hitting fluent half-centuries. Rahul made 52 runs off 35 balls with seven fours in his innings, while Iyer played a much more impactful innings of 62 off 33 balls. Iyer hit five towering sixes and three fours. It was Iyer’s maiden T20I half-century, while it was Rahul’s sixth half-century in the format
  • Mohammad Naim led Bangladesh’s pursuit of 175 with a 48-ball 81, an innings that included 10 fours and two sixes. It was his maiden half-century in the format as well but was dismissed at an inopportune time by Shivam Dube, who finished with figures of 4-7-30-3
  • The victory took India’s record to 10 wins and one loss against Bangladesh in 11 T20Is, while Rohit Sharma tasted his 14th victory as India’s T20I captain