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Top 5 T20I knocks by Virat Kohli

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645   //    05 Nov 2018, 20:48 IST

#3 49 vs Pakistan at Dhaka in 2016 Asia Cup

Kohli weathered Mohammad Amir's storm to set-up India's victory
Kohli weathered Mohammad Amir's storm to set-up India's victory

In a build-up to the 2016 World T20, Team India played numerous T20I games. And in Asia Cup, they faced their arch-rivals Pakistan in a group game. On a green Dhaka pitch, Indian bowlers bowled out Pakistan for just 83 runs.

During the run-chase, India were at tatters losing 3 for 10. Mohammad Amir was on fire with fine swing bowling. However, Kohli played some mind-boggling shots and took India to a memorable victory. Surely, the man himself will also remember this innings for a very long time.


#2 72* vs South Africa at Dhaka in 2014 World T20


Kohli in action during the 2014 World T20 semifinal
Kohli in action during the 2014 World T20 semifinal

During the 2014 World T20 in Bangladesh, India were undefeated in the league stage with authoritative wins. Kohli hammered a couple fifties in easy chases. In the crucial semifinal, South Africa scored 172 in their 20 overs.

For the first time in that competition, India were chasing a tougher target against a good South African attack. At crucial moments, Kohli played brilliantly against Dale Steyn and stayed until the end to win the game for India. The star right-hander was adjudged Player of the Tournament.


#1 82* vs Australia at Mohali in 2016 World T20


Kohli singlehandedly took India to the semi-final in the 2016 World T20
Kohli singlehandedly took India to the semi-final in the 2016 World T20

India were in a must-win situation following a sensational last ball victory against Bangladesh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Australia set up a 161-run target for the hosts to chase in the vital game at Mohali.

Aussie bowlers controlled the Indian batsman with some economical bowling. At the 14-over mark, the Men in Blue were 94-4 and needed another 67 runs in 6 overs. At that crucial time, Kohli turned the tide in their favour with some delightful shots. He stayed not out on 82 and won the Player of the Match award.

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