West Indies vs India 3rd T20: Chahar’s brilliant bowling display helps India whitewash West Indies

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Deepak Chahar finished with figures of 3-4 off three overs

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Deepak Chahar took three wickets and conceded just four runs off his three overs as India cruised to a seven-wicket win over the West Indies in Guyana.

Opting to bowl first, India got their first breakthrough on the 11th ball of the match as West Indies opener Sunil Narine was caught by Navdeep Saini at mid-on off the bowling of Chahar for two runs.

Evin Lewis only made 10 runs before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Chahar, while Shimron Hetmyer suffered the same fate just four balls later.

Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran stabilised the innings with a 66-run partnership before Pooran was caught behind off the bowling of Saini for 17.

Pollard went on to score a 45-ball 58, which included a boundary and six sixes, before he was clean bowled by Saini.

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite only made 10 runs before he was dismissed by debutant Rahul Chahar.

However, with Rovman Powell hammering an unbeaten 32 off 20 balls, the West Indies finished on 146/6.

Deepak Chahar was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Saini snapped up two and Rahul Chahar chipped in with one.

Chasing 147 to win, India lost opener Shikhar Dhawan in the second over as he was caught by Sheldon Cottrell at short fine leg off the bowling of Oshane Thomas for three runs.

Lokesh Rahul mustered 20 runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Fabian Allen.

India skipper Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant steadied things with a 106-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their fifties, before Kohli was removed by Thomas for a 45-ball 59, which included six boundaries.

Pant went on to score a career-best 65 not out, which came off 42 balls and included four boundaries and four sixes, as India won the match with five balls to spare.

Thomas was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Allen claimed one.

Deepak Chahar was named Man of the Match.

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