Feb 9, 2014
India’s spirited chase of 407 is going strong with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli building a valuable partnership on Day Four of the first Test at Auckland. India are 131 for two, still meed 276 more to win.
After the dismissal of Pujara, Kohli too found himself in trouble against Tim Southee who was bowling much better than the other pacers and had found the results. Kohli eased in with a drive on the off for a boundary. However, Dhawan’s dodged resistance continued. The aggressive left-hander has toned down and left alone at a lot of balls swinging away from him. His judgement of length and line has been impressive.
Kohli started with his booming cover drives thereby giving little boost to the Indian total. Kohli though found himself in trouble playing some of the drives in the air. It has been an excellent Indian batting performance overall not giving away despite the pressure of chasing a 400+ total.
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