Captain Virat Kohli Pleased with India’s Winning Start
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Captain Virat Kohli Pleased with India’s Winning Start

 

Captain Virat Kohli Pleased with India’s Winning Start

Published on :14 Jun,2017

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New Delhi:
he next match of the championship will be played between Australia and Bangladesh at The Oval on Monday.


India plundered 72 runs in their final four overs as Pakistan’s attack wilted. The teams were off again with India on 173-1 off 33.1 overs as Pakistan started to clamp down.

Skipper Virat Kohli hit a blistering 81 as India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs in a rain-affected game on Sunday at Edgbaston.

“Maybe I should have just let Yuvi take the initiative at that stage, not try to hit from the other end”.

India thrashed rival Pakistan by 124 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method on Sunday to go top of Group B in the Champions Trophy.

Left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz contributed to the team’s loss against India in Champions Trophy by giving 87 runs, in 8.4 overs, with not a single wicket. Umesh Yadav claimed three wickets while Pandya and Jadeja took two wickets each.

Rohit Sharma (91) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) laid the platform with an opening stand of 136. In any game, I wouldn’t want to take unnecessary pressure on myself because that makes you do something that you are not supposed to do.

Kohli’s master-class from 68 balls helped India post 319 for three in their 48 overs in a match interrupted by rain, after their innings had desperately needed a spark.

Despite playing an ODI in England for the first time since 2007, Yuvraj showed no signs of struggle. Virat Kohli-led side outclassed Sarfraz Ahmed’s crew in all departments.

However, it seemed that Pakistan were making their way back to the game when veteran batsman Shoaib Malik came to the field and struck two boundaries and one six in quick intervals. For nearly 18 years, wars stood in between the two outfits playing each other in a bilateral series until the ice was broken in 1978, but even today matches are few and far between.

In the end, though, the sides were separated not just by quality but by mentality. Clearly Pakistan will need to improve hugely if they are going to compete with the top-ranked team in this format and keep their competition hopes alive when they face South Africa at Edgbaston on Wednesday (June 7).

Yet some of Yuvraj’s shots were breathtaking, particularly the way in which he drove a near yorker from paceman Hasan Ali down the ground for one of his eight fours.

Underscoring Yuvi’s batting at very crucial stage, the skipper said that they have chose to play aggressively to keep the run rate high as match was playing under the shadow of rain. 





Rayat Bahra University, Mohali