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Virat Kohli, the successful run chaser: Kohli’s top five ODI innings while chasing

virat k9Virat Kohli is a successful run chaser for Team India. On Sunday, Virat Kohli equalled the record of most hundreds for India in chasing. He accomplished this feat against England in the 1st ODI at MCA Stadium.

Top 5 Centuries scored by Virat Kohli in successful run chase –

107 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata on December 24, 2009: This was his brilliant ODI innings under pressure. Sri Lanka scored a massive 315 in 50 overs. Upul Tharanga smashed 118 from 128 balls. Chasing 316, India started off very poorly. The hosts lost their openers Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag very early. Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli were left to do a big job. Both the batsmen played a superb knock. Their 224-run stand brought India back into the game. Fans wanted Virat Kohli to stay till the end. But he was dismissed after scoring well deserved 107, his first International hundred. After that, Gambhir didn’t stop. His scored his maiden 150 and shared another unbeaten stand of 70 runs with Dinesh Karthik. India won this match by 7 wickets and 11 balls remaining. Gautam Gambhir was awarded the man-of-the-match for outstanding 150 not out. But he chose to give it to Virat Kohli for his match winning hundred and the much needed partnership.

154* not out Vs New Zealand on October 23, 2016: This was the third match of the ODI series. This match was played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali. India won the toss and sent Kiwis to bat first. Tom Latham’s 61, James Neesham’s 57 and Ross Taylor’s 44 powered New Zealand to score 285 runs in their 50 overs. Chasing the target of 286, Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane didn’t give India the start that they wanted. Both the Indian openers were dismissed for just 41 runs on the board. After their wicket, MS Dhoni decided to bat up the order. And this decision worked when he shared a match winning partnership with Virat Kohli. The 151-run partnership brought India back in the game. MS Dhoni couldn’t stay longer he was dismissed for well made 80. But the Kiwis couldn’t stop Kohli. He was unbeaten till the end. His knock of 154 runs ensured India’s easy win by 7 wickets and 10 balls to spare.

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100 not out Vs Australia at Jaipur on October16, 2013: Chasing the target of 359, India was to off a great start by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. Dhawan was unlucky to be out on 95. But Kohli and Rohit Sharma ensured that India won the match by slamming tons. Rohit Sharma scored 141 and Virat Kohli scored 100, which was his fastest hundred. Both the batsmen remained unbeaten till the end.

183 Vs Pakistan at Asia Cup 0n March 18, 2012: Pakistan’s openers powered their score to 329 in 50 overs. It was Virat Kohli‘s 183 took India over the line. His partnership with Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma took India to the victory after losing Gambhir early.  India won this game by 6 wickets.

122 Vs England at Pune, January 15, 2016: Chasing the target of 351, India lost 4 wickets for just 63 runs. Virat Kohli produced a magical innings of 122 off 105 balls. His 200-run partnership with Kedar Jhadav was the turning point of that game. India won the game by 3 wickets and 11 balls to spare.