ndia fast bowler Deepak Chahar brought in his international form into domestic cricket as he bagged yet another hat-trick inside three days in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match between Rajasthan and Vidarbha on Tuesday.
Deepak finished with figures of 4 for 18 in 3 overs which also included a hat-trick and a maiden over as Rajasthan restricted Vidarbha to 99 for 9 in 13 overs in Thiruvananthapuram.
Chahar’s hat-trick included the wickets of Darshan Nalkande, Shrikant Wagh and Akshay Wadkar, all of which came off the final three legitimate balls in the 13th over. Akshay Wakhare did not come out to bat for Vidarbha due to an injury which brought an end to their innings with 7 overs still to go.
Aniket Choudhary, Khaleel Ahmed, Chandrapal Singh and captain Mahipal Lomror managed to pick up a wicket each for Rajasthan.
This was Chahar’s second hat-trick in three days after his heroics in the Nagpur T20 international against Bangladesh.
Chahar registered the best-ever bowling figures by a bowler in the shortest format in international cricket with 6 wickets for 7 runs as India (174 for 5) defeated the visitors (144) by 30 runs in the final match to clinch the series 2-1 on Sunday.
While doing so, Chahar also picked up a hat-trick – the 1st by an Indian in T20Is. Thus, Chahar’s feat now means that Indians can now lay a claim to a hat-trick in all 3 forms of the game.