India beat Pakistan in their first match of T20 World Cup
Kohli played a match-winning innings of 82 not out off 53 balls.
Melbourne. India has t20 world cup In his first match on Sunday, he started the journey with a win by defeating Pakistan by four wickets in a thrilling match. Chasing the target of 160 runs, the start of the Indian team was very poor. Lost 4 big wickets on the sum of 31 runs. Virat Kohli And the pair of Hardik Pandya took over the Indian team and took it to the threshold of victory. Virat Kohli performed as expected and scripted India’s historic win against Pakistan. Kohli played a match-winning innings of 82 not out off 53 balls. He hit 6 fours and 4 deafening sixes in his winning innings. He was adjudged player of the match. After the match, Kohli said, ‘I don’t know how it happened, I have no words to describe the feeling.’
King Kohli further said, ‘Hardik told me that we can achieve the target, if we stay on the wicket till the end. When Shaheen came to bowl, we both decided to target him. Haris was their main bowler and I hit two sixes. The math behind it was very simple. Nawaz had one over left, so I targeted Haris, so that the Pakistan team would be in turmoil. Earlier it was my best innings against Australia in Mohali. From today I will keep this innings at the top.
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…I thought the match would get out of hand: Kohli
Kohli said, ‘When 28 runs were needed in 8 balls, I felt that if I did not play big shots then the match would go out of hand. I assured myself. Haris hit a six at long on. The second hit at fine leg. Then the score came to 16 runs in 6 balls, then a little agreement came.
India vs Pakistan: Kohli-Pandya gave India a thrilling win, beat Pakistan on the last ball
Captain Rohit Sharma also praised Virat Kohli, saying, ‘When there is a score in front of him, then Virat Kohli has no match in chasing the target. This is the best innings of any Indian not only Kohli.
Tags: Hardik Pandya, T20 World Cup 2022, Virat Kohli
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 23, 2022, 23:00 IST