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Virat Kohli Steers India to Defeat Australia And Enter T20 World Cup 2016 Semi-Final

March 28, 2016 132 0 0

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The stadium was jammed packed. You could clearly hear the crowd going crazy each time India picked up a wicket. Yes, the Men in Blue did it once again.

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It all started with Steven Smith winning the toss and electing to bat first. Opening the inning were Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja, with Ashish Nehra deciding to get started with the ball.

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What followed next was ‘Bhoom – Bhoom’. With balls being ruthlessly beaten all across the ground, the Aussies managed to put up an impressive score of 53 in just the first 4 overs. However, Khawaja was soon caught behind by Dhoni and Aussies were now 54 for 1.

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Next to leave the field was Warner, which was, in fact, the most crucial wicket for India. Warner scored only 6 off 9 balls. The flow of runs wasn’t slowing down. Aussies had already put up 72 runs on the board in just 7.5 overs and the predicted score was over 200. Just as things were going easy-wizzy for the Australians, Yuvraj dismissed Steve Smith in his first over.

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The Aussies soon reached the 100-mark but lost the 4th wicket in the process. The world seemed to slow down a bit for the Australian, as the run rate had dropped. While Australia was playing at 130 in the 16th over, Bumrah’s slow swinger clips off the leg-stump dismissing Maxwell. Finally, in the 20th over, the Aussies put up a descent score of 160 for 6 with 15 runs being scored in the over.

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Well, 160 for 6 isn’t a bad score at all. Now, all eyes were on Dhoni and his boys. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma opened the innings for India, facing Josh Hazlewood as the opening bowler. Dhawan hits the first 6 in the 3rd over. With a steady start, India manages to collect 18 runs in the first 3 overs.

However, the first blow comes in as Dhawan tries to hook a bouncer and gets caught at short fine leg by Khawaja. Virat Kohli now joins Sharma helping India reach 34 for 1. But, soon Rohit walks towards the pavilion after being bowled by Shane Watson.

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Next to walk back was Raina and India were now 49 for 3. However, that wasn’t enough to make the Men in Blue give up. Yuvraj soon joins the party scoring 21 runs of 18 balls before being dismissed by Faulkner.

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After 15 overs, India needed 59 runs in just 30 balls. While experts were busy putting forth their opinions on who will make it to the semis, Dhoni and Kohli decided to keep it cool and play the right shots.

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2 overs left, and India now needed only 20 runs. That’s achievable, isn’t it? Finally, in the last over, India just needed 4 runs with 6 more wickets in hand. The result was quite predictable. Kohli remained unbeaten at 82 and is the man who steers India to this tremendous win over the Aussies. As expected, Kohli let his Captain take the winning shot.

Once again, Dhoni and his boys made India proud, in fact ‘more than just proud’. Of course, many of us did see that coming, but didn’t quite know it would be an easy win!

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