On This Day: The innings that makes Kohli Virat, the Australian team was shocked to see his fierce form
India got the target of 161
Mohali’s PCA Stadium was full to see this match. Put in to bat, Australia added 54 runs for the opening partnership of Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja. However, the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja and Yuvraj Singh stopped Australia for 160 runs. Now it was the turn of Team India. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma could not play openly. Raina could also score 10 runs and the team’s score was 49 for 3 in the 8th over.
Virat Kohli fought alone
Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh (21) added 45 runs for the fourth wicket. After Yuvi’s dismissal, India needed 67 runs in 6 overs. India needed 11 runs in every over. It was not easy to score runs on the wicket. Mahendra Singh Dhoni came to support Kohli. The captain and the vice-captain made up for the lack of fours and sixes by running fast between the wickets. India needed 39 runs in the last three overs. Kohli was playing after scoring 50 runs off 40 balls.
Hit 7 boundaries in 18th and 19th over
In the 18th over, Virat Kohli hit 2 fours and a six against James Faulkner, India scored 19 runs in this over. In the 19th over, Virat hit Nathan Coulter Knight for 4 fours and India got 16 runs in this over. Dhoni hit the first ball of the last over for a four and India reached the semi-finals by winning the match with 5 balls to spare. Virat’s bat scored 82 runs in 51 balls with the help of 9 fours and 2 sixes. No other Indian batsman could even reach the score of 25 in this match.