Watch: Rohit Sharma salutes Deepak Chahar’s six as India bowler hits 8-ball 21 in Kolkata T20I
India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I: Lower-order batter Deepak Chahar delighted the crowd at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday as he hit an 8-ball 21 not out to help India post a competitive total of 184 on a dewy evening against New Zealand in the series finale.
Deepak Chahar hit a stunning flat-batted six in the Kolkata T20I (AP Photo)
- Deepak Chahar hit an 8-ball 21 not out in the 3rd T20I in Kolkata
- Deepak’s flat-batted six against Adam Milne left the crowd awestruck
- Rohit Sharma applauded the lower-order batter’s cameo in 3rd T20I
India captain Rohit Sharma enjoyed the late cameos from Harshal Patel and Deepak Chahar in the 3rd T20I against New Zealand in Kolkata on Sunday. The skipper was seen applauding the effort from India’s lower-order batters after a middle-order wobble after he won the toss and opted to bat on a dewy evening at the Eden Gardens.
In a heartwarming moment caught on camera, Rohit Sharma was seen saluting Deepak Chahar after the India bowler made the most of the final over bowled by Adam Milne. Deepak hit a stunning six in the final over as he flat-batted a length ball from Milne into the long-on stands.
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Deepak Chahar hit 21 runs from just 8 balls and remained unbeaten as he lifted India’s total to 184/7 after they were reeling at 140/6. Deepak started the final over with two boundaries and eventually ended up taking 19 runs from Milne’s final over.
WATCH: ROHIT SALUTES DEEPAK CHAHAR’S SIX IN KOLKATA
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Deepak Chahar was pumped up as he played a crucial cameo that gave India a competitive total in the final T20I of the 3-match series. Before Deepak got out the big hits, Harshal Patel showcased he is no mug with the bat as he hit 18 from 11 balls, including a fine six over long-off in Lockie Ferguson’s final over.
Earlier in the day, Rohit Sharma led from the front as he hit a 31-ball 56. Rohit and Ishan Kishan, who replaced KL Rahul for the final T20i, added 69 runs in the powerplay before New Zealand’s stand-in captain Mitchell Santner got the wicket of the young wicketkeeper-batsman.
Rohit kept losing partners but he got to his fifty, thereby breaking Virat Kohli’s record for the most fifty-plus scores in T20I cricket. Rohit also hit his 150th six on Sunday as he became only the 2nd batter after Martin Guptill to hit more than 150 sixes in T20I cricket.
Rohit fell right after his fifty following a fine return catch from Ish Sodhi. Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer stitched a crucial stand in the middle-overs but it was those cameos from Harshal and Deepak that helped India give something for their bowlers at a venue where defending totals haven’t been easy.
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