Its Kohli’s Special; A Record Chase Against England Yields Victory
The glimpse of score card is enough to understand why the match between India and England played today in Indian city of Pune is termed as Kohli’s special here. Its England 350-7 (50 overs) and India 356-7 (48.1 overs).
The match was first ODI of England series and India won it in exhilarating fashion. Captain Virat Kohli produced an innings of regal brilliance and 31-year-old local boy Kedar Jadhav pitched 200 partnership with him in 25 overs in a fifth wicket.
Kohli played a clean, elegant, angry sense of purpose amid whipping 37,000 crowd. He had extraordinary presence on the ground. His hundred came up in 93rd delivery, simply bringing his own uncontainable talent to bear anything. It was his 27th century and 15th successful chase.
India decided to chase after winning the toss. Chasing 351/4 India were reduced to 63/4. Jadav-Kohli fifth wicket slammed 200 runs and Hardik Pandya finished things off thereafter.
Successfully Chasing Big
South Africa – Target 435 – against Australia – 2006
South Africa – Target 372 – against Australia – 2016
India – Target 360 – against Australia – 2013
India – Target 351 – against Australia – 2013
India – Target 351 – against England – 2017