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4 Instances when Virat Kohli was on the losing side after scoring a hundred in a chase

Dwijesh Reddy
Top 5 / Top 10
09 Mar 2019, 11:16 IST

#3 Australia vs India, Canberra (2016) - 106 off 92

Australia v India - Game 4
Australia v India - Game 4

Batting first on a flat Canberra track, India were given a daunting task of trying to chase 348 by the Australians in their plight to add respectability to an already conceded series. India started off well with openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma putting on 65 for the first wicket before Kohli put on a master-class with a rapid hundred to take India close to a famous victory.

The RCB captain stitched a 212-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan as they nearly won their country the match but it was case of so near yet so far as India capitulated from a position of strength to lose the match by 25 runs.

In spite of a boundary-laden hundred to his name, Virat Kohli's efforts went in vain with none of the succeeding batsmen able to get themselves and play according to the situation in Canberra

#4 New Zealand vs India, Napier (2014) - 123 off 111

Virat Kohli vs New Zealand
Virat Kohli vs New Zealand

Prior to this match, Virat Kohli had never been on the losing side while scoring a hundred in a chase. After being set a target of 293 on a lively Napier pitch, Virat was at it again as he stroked a magnificent hundred with 11 boundaries and two sixes.

His ability to milk the singles and doubles in the middle overs was on show as he held up one end of the innings, waiting to unleash in the latter overs. This wasn't meant to be as his innings was cut short by Mitchell McClenaghan, with India still needing 56 runs off 34 balls. India were subsequently bowled out for 268 and end up losing the match in spite of a Virat Kohli classic.

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