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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Virat Kohli guides India becomes fastest 300 plus run chase

Cricket Highlights - Virat Kohli guides India becomes fastest 300 plus run chase

Virat Kohli guides India fastest to 321-run chased in 36.4 overs and 7-wickets victory over Sri Lanka at Hobart with 80 balls remaining in the eleventh match of the Commonwealth Bank Tri-nation series in 28th February 2012.

The Virat Kohli era start in Australia's Commonwealth Bank Series in 2012, Virat Kohli made 133 runs off 86 deliveries including 16 splendid four and 2 sixes with Strike rate of 154.65 and India becomes the first ever team chases fastest to 300 plus in odi cricket history.

The Virat Kohli show overshadowed an assured and commanding performance by Sri Lanka with the bat, and centuries from Tillakaratne Dilshan 160 off 165 deliveries and Kumar Sangakkara 105 off 87 balls.

Tilakeratne Dilshan shrugged off his initial unease against the swinging ball to gradually open up and march towards his 11th ODI century and Kumara Sangakkara played an innings helped to Sri Lanka set massive 320 for 4 in 50 overs.

While India chasing massive total of 321 needed in 40 overs to stay alive in the series, India opener Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag start brilliantly they added 54-run in 38 deliveries, Sehwag scored quick-fire 30 off 16 ball, he early back to pavilion with caught by Tilakeratne Dilshan at Short mid-on.

After Sehwag exit, Sachin Tendulkar showed his masterclass boundaries to scored a 39 off 30 deliveries, Tendulkar got out for leg before wicket by Lasith Malinga's yorker.

At this stage India lost 86 for 2 in 9.2 over, Gautam Gambhir played responsible innings with Virat Kohli, Gambhi completed his 50 off 47 deliveries.

Virat Kohli showed his batting performance to reach his 50 off 44 balls, Virat Kohli and Gautam added 115-run stand for 3rd wicket.

Kohli settled and attacking Sri Lankan bowlers easily with his bat, He was completed his 100 off 76 deliveries and also completed his 9th ODI hundred.

In the 35th over Lasith Malinga conceded 24 runs by Virat Kohli with 2-6-4-4-4-4, Now India required 18 off 30 balls to get bonus point.

Suresh Raina played good supporting role for India, He was scored 40 off 24 deliveries, Kohli and Raina added match winning unbeaten 120-run partnership.

Virat Kohli finish the game with style in boundary off Lasith Malinga's over and India win Inside 37 overs and Gain a bonus point.