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Virat Kohli dismissed for 78 as India struggle to catch up in chase of 297 in 2nd ODI

Virat Kohli © Getty Images (File Photo)
Virat Kohli © Getty Images (File Photo)

Jan 22, 2014

Virat Kohli was dismissed by Tim Southee for 78 runs in the second One-Day International at Hamilton on Wednesday. Kohli was leading India’s chase but fell trying to attack Southee. He score 78 in 65 balls hitting seven boundaries and two sixes.

India are on 182 for four after 31 overs. India need 115 runs in 11 overs.

Southee dropped one short and Kohli confidently went for the pull shot. However, the ball reached a touch late and ended up dragging the ball to substitute fielder Anton Devcich at mid-on. Kohli had shared a 90-run third-wicket stand with Ajinkya Rahane (36) and then a 37-run stand with MS Dhoni in six overs.

Kohli was the only batsman who looked good to take on the Kiwi pacers. With his fluent touch, the India No 3 was coming out of the crease and finding the gaps at will. His dismissal has further narrowed India’s chances.

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