Top 5 bowling performances for India in t20
Kuldeep Yadav's fifer in the first t20 decimated the England batting order. Despite a solid start provided by the openers, England could only manage to post a below-par total of 159. Here we will check out top 5 bowling performances for India in a t20 international.
5. Barinder Sran vs Zimbabwe, 20 June 2016, Harare
On his debut match against Zimbabwe, Sran bowled a fiery spell and took the wickets of Zimbabwean openers, Chibhabha and Masakadza, and later took the wicket of Raza and Ct Mutombodzi. He finished with the figures of 4-0-10-4 which is also the best figure for an Indian on debut.
4. Ravichandran Ashwin vs Srilanka, 14 February 2016, Vishakhapatnam
4-1-8-4. Such was the effect of his bowling that Srilanka succumbed to their lowest total in t20s. Ashwin ran through the Srilankan top order dismissing Dickwella, Dilshan, Chandimal, and Gunaratne. Srilanka could not revive from there and managed to score a paltry 82 runs which India scored without breaking any sweat.
3. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar vs South Africa, 18 February 2018, Johannesburg
After losing the test series 2-1 the 'men in blue' bounced back. In the 1st match, of the 3-match t20 series, India scored a mammoth 203-5. South Africa started positively. However, they were humbled by the swing and pace of Bhuvi. He took the wickets of openers Smuts and Hendricks, followed by the wicket of JP Duminy. He took the wickets of Klaasen and Morris of successive deliveries and finished with figures of 4-0-24-5. He also became the second Indian player, after Yujvendra Chahal, to take a five-wicket haul in t20s and only Indian player to take a five-wicket haul in each of the three formats.
2. Kuldeep Yadav Vs England, 03 July 2018, Manchester
Kuldeep Yadav's bowling effort in 1st t20 against England comes second. The young chinaman bowler completely deceived the English batsman with his variations. The English batsman did not have any answers and was completely left reeling. Though he missed his hattrick, his 3 wickets in space of four balls completely tilted the momentum in India's favor. He finished with 5 wickets to his name, and he became the third Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in t20s after Yujvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
1. Yujvendra Chahal vs England, 01 February 2017, Bengaluru
Chasing 203 in the final match of the 3-match t20 series, England were going great guns. However what followed after was absolutely dramatic. England lost 8 wickets for 8 runs and was bundled out for 127. This is the worst collapse in the history of t20 cricket. Chahal picked up 6 wickets and became only the second bowler after Ajantha Mendis to pick up a six-wicket haul in a t20 international. His figures read 4-0-25-6 which is the best for an Indian in t20s.