India vs Pakistan Super 4 Match: Virat Kohli Back Into the Form, 2nd Consecutive Half Century From Him
The team Pakistan defeated team India by 5 wickets after a very exciting thriller in the Super-4 match of the Asia Cup. Batting first after losing the toss, team India scored 181 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. Formal Indian captain Virat Kohli scored 60 runs. In the chase, Pakistan achieved the target in 19.5 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Pakistan’s opener Mohammad Rizwan played an excellent inning of 71 runs. Similarly, Mohammad Nawaz played a match-changing inning of 42 runs in 20 balls. Nawaz was also adjudged player of the match.
Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh dropped a simple catch of Asif Ali in 17.3 overs off Ravi Bishnoi in the match. At that time Asif was at 0 runs. That’s where the match changed. Asif Ali then made 16 runs in 8 balls. The team India has lost a match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup tournament after 8 years. Earlier in the 2014 Asia Cup, they defeated India by 1 wicket.
Virat Kohli Back Into the Form
Virat Kohli’s sensible inning of 60 runs in 44 balls helped India to Put a big score on the scoreboard. Formal Indian captain Virat Kohli also scored a half-century in the match. Virat Kohli played knock from starting till the end. He came after the wicket of Rohit Sharma and then played till the end.
Virat batted till the end
Kohli hit 4 fours and 1 six in the inning. Virat Kohli played the 60 runs inning with a good strike rate of 136.36. He completely outclassed the Pakistani bowlers and scored runs all around the park. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul also played as he knew. They played the shorts 360 degrees and a high strike rate inning where other batters were struggling to score the runs.
He batted at number 3 today as he regularly plays in the batting orders. India was 54/1 when he came to bat in the 6th over. Virat Kohli played from the 6th over to the 20th over of the Indian inning. This long time that he spends in the middle will help him for the next assignment too.