On This Day: Virat Kohli’s 22nd ODI century
By B Dixit - Feb 15, 2018 8:47 am
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Exactly three years ago, Virat Kohli scored his 22nd ODI century against Pakistan at Adelaide during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. In the fourth match of the tournament, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the then Indian captain, had won the toss and chose to bat.

Virat Kohli scored his second ODI century against Pakistan

In what was a much-hyped match, Kohli took the center stage as he set the tone for India in the tournament. He came in to bat in the eight over when Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 15.

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The fall of wicket did not affect Kohli much as he was normal in his proceedings. He stitched a 129-run partnership for the second wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (73). He then shared a 110-run partnership with Suresh Raina (74).

Kohli and Raina build a strong partnership in WC 2015

Kohli ended up scoring 107 (126) with the help of eight fours as India scored 300-7 in 50 overs. With bowling figures 0f 10-0-55-5, Sohail Khan was the pick of the Pakistani bowlers.

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Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals, which hampered their chase to the effect that they ended up losing the match by 76 runs. Misbah-ul-Haq, who came in to bat at No. 4, top-scored with 76 (84), with the help of nine fours and a six.

Amongst the Indian bowlers, Mohammad Shami (9-0-35-4) was the best of the lot.

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