Best bowling figures in T20 international cricket

Bowler Figures
(O-D-R-W)
Versus Date
D Chahar
(India)
3.2-14-7-6 Bangladesh 10 Nov 2019
A Mendis
(Sri Lanka)
4-20-8-6 Zimbabwe 18 Sep 2012
A Mendis
(Sri Lanka)
4-15-16-6 Australia 8 Aug 2011
Y Chahal
(India)
4-13-25-6 England 1 Feb 2017
A Agar
(Australia)
4-12-30-6 New Zealand 03 Mar 2021
R Herath
(Sri Lanka)
3.3-18-3-5 New Zealand 31 Mar 2014
Rashid Khan
(Afg’istan)
2-9-3-5 Ireland 18 Sep 2012
P Arrighi
(Argentina)
4-2M-4-5 Brazil 4 Oct 2019
Umar Gul
(Pakistan)
3-14-6-5 New Zealand 13 Jun 2009
Umar Gul
(Pakistan)
2.2-10-6-5 South Africa 13 Jun 2009

Glossary: O-Overs, D-Dots, R-Runs, W-Wickets; for Pedro Arrighi, only the maiden overs, and not the dot deliveries, have been mentioned

Related: Same record in Indian T20 league

About the best bowling figures in T20 International cricket

India seamer Deepak Chahar holds the record for the best bowling figures in T20 Internationals having taken six wickets for seven runs in a T20I against Bangladesh at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. During this spell, he also became the first Indian male cricketer to take a T20I hat-trick with the wickets of Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman and Aminul Islam.

Chahar bettered the record of Ajantha Mendis, who took six wickets for eight runs in a T20 International for Sri Lanka against Zimbabwe in 2012 and features on this list twice along with Pakistan seamer Umar Gul.

Among Indians, Yuzvendra Chahal holds the second-best bowling figures in T20 Internationals having taken six for 25 against England at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in February 2017.

Australia’s Ashton Agar, with his six for 30 against New Zealand in March 2021, put himself sixth on the list of the best T20 international bowling figures. He finished with figures of 4-12-30-6 in a T20I at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, helping Australia successfully defend 208 for five against a power-packed Blackcaps side led by Kane Williamson.