We witnessed some exciting cricketing actions last week where crickets fans had no reason to complain of boredom. There were nail-biting finishes, records being set and full-fledged entertainment. Three T20I series got over last week, as we saw India defeat Bangladesh by 2-1, New Zealand lose to England by 2-3 and Australia comfortably win against Pakistan by 2-0. Meanwhile, let us have a look at some of the finest individual performances, which include England's batsman Dawid Malan's match-winning century and Deepak Chahar's hat-trick. India Defeat Bangladesh by 30 Runs in 3rd T20I 2019 to Clinch Series 2–1, Twitterati Laud Rohit Sharma and Boys for Their Spectacular Victory.
Apart from T20I action, two ODI matches also took place between Afghanistan and West Indies at Lucknow in India. The Windies comfortably won both games as they lead three-match series by 2-0. Fans were also reminded of ICC CWC 2019 final as yet again New Zealand and England produced a super-over in the 5th T20I match held at Auckland on Nov 10, 2019. England managed a tie while chasing the total of 146 posted by Kiwis. However, the English side comfortably won in the super-over after giving New Zealand the target of 19 runs. Now let us have a brief overview of some of the brilliant performances. IND vs BAN 3rd T20I 2019 Stat Highlights: Deepak Chahar Rewrites Record Books With Sensational Hatrick; India Overcome Bangladesh to Clinch Series.
Dawid Malan - 103* off 51 Balls Against New Zealand
The left-handed English batsman who plays for Middlesex impressed us with his entertaining match-winning century against New Zealand in 4th T20I match held on Nov 8, 2019. His unbeaten knock of 103 runs from 51 balls helped England post a massive target of 242 runs in 20 overs. His inning included nine boundaries and six sixes and played at the strike rate of 201.96. He was awarded Man of the Match for his knock and it was a must-win game for England to stay alive in the five matches series. NZ vs ENG 3rd T20I, 2019: Records Shatter For England As Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan Wreak Havoc.
Rohit Sharma - 85 off 43 BallsAgainst Bangladesh
Rohit Sharma led the Indian side in the absence of Virat Kohli in the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh. After losing the opening match against visitor, The Hitman made a point that no questions get raise against his captaincy and his performance. He made 85 runs from 43 balls, which included six boundaries and six maximums in the 2nd T20I match against Bangladesh. He played at the strike rate of 197.67 and helped India level the series by winning the game as Men in Blue chased down the target of 154 runs in 15.4 overs.
Steve Smith- 80* off 51 Balls Against Pakistan
The first match of the three-match T20I series wasn't able to produce any result due to rain. In the 2nd T20I match held on Nov 5, 2019, Australia chased down the target of 151 runs in 18.3 overs by just losing three wickets. After losing early wickets of David Warner and Aaron Finch, Steve Smith played a responsible knock of unbeaten 80 runs from 51 balls to single-handedly take the game away from Pakistan
. His inning included 11 boundaries and a six.
Shreyas Iyer- 62 off 33 Balls Against Bangladesh
Shreyas Iyer scored a maiden half-century of his career and it came at the right time in the series decider game. India was struggling when they lost Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma early in the inning and the spinners were making life difficult for Men in Blue. However, Iyer broke the shackle along with KL Rahul to help India post a competitive total of 174/5 in 20 overs in IND vs BAN 3rd T20I match. Shreyas Iyer scored 62 runs from 33 balls with an impressive strike rate of 187.88. He was well supported by KL Rahul's knock of 52 runs from 35 balls.
Deepak Chahar- Hat-Trick Against Bangladesh
The right-arm fast bowler Deepak Chahar created a flurry of records for himself during IND vs BAN 3rd T20I match held on Nov 10, 2019. Chahar will indeed not forget this day throughout his life. He is the first Indian to take a hat-trick in T20Is and also recorded the best figures overall in T20I cricket as he ended his spell with 6/7 in 4 overs. Chahar completed his hat-trick in the last over by picking up wickets of Mustafizur Rahman and Aminul Islam. While he dismissed Shafiul Islam on the last ball of his third over, then went on to complete his hat-trick on the first two deliveries of his fourth over.
We should also mention hard-fought knock of Mohammad Naim of Bangladesh during IND vs BAN 3rd T20I match as he made 81 runs from 48 balls, however, it went in vain as his team ended on losing side. Eoin Morgan also becomes the English batsman to score the fastest half-century during NZ vs ENG 4th T20I 2019. Martin Guptill also entertained us by scoring 50 runs from 20 balls in the 5th T20I against England. We will now witness India vs Bangladesh 1st Test match this week, which will begin from Nov 14, 2019, and it will be held at Indore.