Yuzvendra Chahal Becomes Fastest Indian Bowler to Scalp 50 T20I Wickets, Achieves Feat in India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I 2019
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Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Skipper Mahmudullah in the ongoing India vs Bangladesh 3rd T20I and completed 50 wickets in the shortest international format. The leg-spinner became the third Indian to achieve the milestone after Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah. Playing his 34th match, the bowler is also the fastest Indian and fifth fastest overall to reach the landmark. The 29-year old made his debut in 2016 and since has been the regular part in the T20I format. In the ongoing series too, the leg-spinner has been magnificent and has tightened his grip over the opposition batting line-up.  Every time when the Indian bowlers were facing the hammering, Skipper Rohit Sharma turned to Chahal and the leggie didn't disappoint. India Vs Bangladesh, Live Cricket Score 3rd T20I Match. 

Talking about the delivery which guided Chahal to the landmark, the leggie bowled a straight ball to which the right batsman tried to hit out of the part but missed it completely and his stumps were shattered. In the ongoing game, the Haryana-born bowler was introduced in the sixth but didn't enjoy a great outing as he faced a lot of hammering. However, he struck in his last over and put the opposition in the backfoot. Defending a target of 174 runs, Chahal had the onus to take some more wickets and tighten India’s grip over the match.

Earlier in the match, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bowl first in the deciding clash. Their decision looked spot-on as both the openers were dismissed cheaply. However, KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer scored half-centuries and helped India post 174  in the first innings. In reply, Opener Mohammad Nain played a scintillating knock of 81 runs and kept his side in the hunt. Nevertheless,  the tail is batting at the moment and Bangladesh's loss seems like the most likely outcome.