India bowler stuns cricket world with never-before-seen feat

Paceman 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 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.

India's Deepak Chahar claimed the best figures as well as the first ever T20i hat-trick.
Deepak Chahar became the first man to take a T20i hat-trick. Pic: Getty

Incredibly, Chahar managed the astonishing figures despite only bowling 3.2 overs.

Chahar's extraordinary feat drew praise from all corners, with India legends Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman leading the tributes on social media.

"Very impressed with the way @deepak_chahar9 has evolved as a T20I bowler," Laxman posted.

"Always had the ability to pick up wickets with the new ball but has worked hard to bowl in the middle and end overs.

"Got a lot of variations up his sleeves & knows when to use them. #INDvsBAN."

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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.

It was a special effort by the Indian bowlers who found it difficult to grip the ball due to late-evening dew.

"It were the bowlers who won us the game. I know how tough it was in the middle considering the dew factor," stand-in-skipper Rohit Sharma said after the win.

"But this must be one of the best comebacks in this format for India. It was easy for them at one stage, with 70 needed in eight overs. But the boys showed characters, took up the responsibility."

With agencies