On This Day: Battle of the Captains As Virat Kohli Scored A Phenomenal Century
By B Dixit - Feb 26, 2018 7:31 am
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Exactly four years ago, Indian captain Virat Kohli’s 19th ODI century got the better of his counterpart Mushfiqur Rahim‘s second ODI century as India beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets during the second match of the Asia Cup in 2014.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, leading the Indian side in the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, had won the toss and chose to bowl. In their allotted quota of 50 overs, Bangladesh scored 279-7. Rahim, who came out to bat at No. 4, top-scored with 117 (113) with the help of seven fours and two sixes. With bowling figures of 10-1-50-4, Mohammad Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers.

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Having lost Shikhar Dhawan (28) and Rohit Sharma (21) in consecutive overs, India were in a spot of bother. It was at that point of time when Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane joined hands to stitch a 213-run partnership for the third wicket. Kohli ended up scoring 136 (122) with the help of 16 fours and two sixes as India clinched a 6-wicket victory with an over to go.

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