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Kohli rocks Hobart with sensational knock
28 February 2012

Hobart: Virat Kohli tore apart Sri Lankan bowling as he struck a superb century leading India to an incredible run chase at Hobart on Tuesday.

Scorecard: India V Sri Lanka»

Chasing a mammoth target of 321 runs in 40 overs to keep their chances alive of making it to the finals of the CB series, India overhauled Sri Lankan total with more than 10 overs to spare and with seven wickets in hand.

The win means India can wait before embarking on a return flight to see through the result of Australia-Sri Lanka tie that will decide who faces the Kangaroos in the best of three finals of the triangular series.

Virat Kohli (133) and Suresh Raina (40) took charge after Gambhir (63) was run out in the 28th over and kept their cool to see India home.

The openers set the tone for the chase as Virender Sehwag (30) and Sachin Tendulkar (39) collected 54 runs in seven overs. Sehwag perished after attempting to hit Farveez Maharoof over mid-on as a mistimed shot ended in the safe hands of Tillakaratne Dilshan

Sachin Tendulkar looked his usual self before attempting to flick Malinga’s yorker, missing it completely to be adjudged lbw. He walked away without looking at the umpire knowing his fate just as he had anticipated the yorker.

Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli lead the charge

Sri Lanka were hoping for a respite after removing the Indian opening pair but in-form Gautam Gambhir joined hands with Virat Kohli to lead the charge upfront. Together they struck a century partnership—a first for India in the series—maintaining a steady rate of eight runs per over.



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