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Feb 26, 2014
Virat Kohli has scored his 19th ODI ton during the ongoing second match of the Asia Cup 2014 encounter agaisnt Bangladesh at Fatullah. Kohli has played a typically brilliant innings in India’s chase of 280, as he is guiding India towards another successful run chase whilst scoring a hundred.
Along with Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane too has played a key role in India’s chase so far, after another flop show by the openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. He has scored his fourth ODI fifty, and has looked really stable batting at that No 4 position.
Kohli and Rahane have carried India to a position from where they shoudl comfortably chase down the target at hand.
Both the batsmen joined at the centre after the Indian openers disappointed yet again, as they failed to give India the ideal start, but India’s No 3 and No 4, Kohli and Rahane have turned the tables during the stay in the middle, as they have completely deflated the spirit of Bangladeshis who are looking lacklustre and tired in the field post the 30-over mark.
Kohli started off in his typical attacking fashion, and brought up his fifty in almost run-a-ball. Rahane, on the other hand took his time to settle down early on, but then started to hit some glorious shots around the wicket, complementing the Kohli-show at the other end.
With these two in the middle, India are cruising towards their target of 280, as Kohli is providing another chasing masterclass, and Rahane is taking some important lessons.
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