INDIA’S 5 MOST MEMORABLE ODI WINS UNDER VIRAT KOHLI

Virat Kohli has been the leader of India’s ODI team since 2016, and he has led them to several memorable wins over their rivals. As the captain of Team India, Kohli was able to lead his side to the top of the ICC rankings in 2017 and 2018. He also holds the record for most centuries in ODIs by any player not born in India, which he set in 2017.
With all these accolades under his belt, it’s no wonder that he is one of India’s most popular sports stars. But what makes him even more special is his ability to lead his team to victory on the field as well as off it. In this article, we’ll take a look at five of Kohli’s most memorable wins with Team India.


1. England vs India- 1st ODI 2017

India was struggling to find the right combination in the middle of the order and the first ODI of the three-match series against England, they were given a target of 351 runs to chase. India was reduced to 63/4, but then a 200-run partnership between skipper Virat Kohli (122) and Kedar Jhadav (120), followed by a quickfire knock of 40 runs from all-rounder With three wickets left in the bowling attack, Hardik Pandya led the home team to victory.

The win was much needed for India, especially after the series defeat in England and Australia earlier this year.

2. England vs India- 2nd ODI 2017

After winning the first ODI of the series, the Indian team was high on confidence but was reduced to 25/3 in the fifth over of the second match of the series while batting first. However, Yuvraj Singh, who was making his comeback to the side, steadied the ship with a 256-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Dhoni that guided India to 382 runs in 50 overs. Both Yuvraj and Dhoni scored centuries in what was an excellent team performance. Yuvraj also scored his first 150 runs in an ODI, and In 2013 Dhoni’s century was his first.

This century partnership helped India secure a comfortable victory and take a 2-0 lead in the series.

England batted admirably while attempting to reach the goal but finally fell short. Despite England scoring an incredible 366 runs in their pursuit, India won the game by a score of 15 runs.

3. South Africa vs India- ODI 2018

Captain Virat Kohli made history in February 2018 when he led the Indian cricket team to victory in an ODI series in South Africa.

India came close to winning their first ODI series in South Africa in 2010-11 but ultimately lost the deciding match. Seven years later, under Kohli’s captaincy, the Men in Blue dominated the Proteas 5-1 in a six-match series.

As India attempted to reach the goal of 205 runs, Kohli, who had been in outstanding form throughout the series, surpassed it with his 35th ODI century in 82 balls.
Captain Kohli led from the front with the bat again, smashing 558 runs in six matches at an average of 186, including three centuries.

The spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav spearheaded Team India’s charge, performing brilliantly against a South African batting unit that looked clueless against spin.

4. Australia vs India- ODI 2019

In 2018–2019, India played four tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is while on tour. India had to taste defeat in the first One Day International but showed their calibre by winning the next two encounters, ending the series 2-1. Skipper Kohli became the first and to date the only Indian captain to win an ODI series in Australia.

In the first ODI, Australia won the toss and opted to bat first, putting up 288 runs on the board. India only scored 254 in 50 overs but Rohit Sharma’s 133 off 129 kept them in the game. In the end, they lost by 34 runs.

After losing the first match, India had to win the next two games to clinch the series. Australia won the toss in the second ODI and elected to bat first, setting India a target of 299 runs. However, India got off to a strong start in their innings and eventually won the game in the last over, thanks to another brilliant hundred from their captain. He scored 104 off 112 and India won by 6 wickets.

In the final ODI, India again won the toss and was elected to field. Australia batted first but was bowled out for just 230, with Yuzvendra Chahal taking 6 wickets for 42 runs.

5. Pakistan vs India- ICC WC 2019
 
On July 22nd, 2019, the seventh India vs Pakistan world cup encounter was set to take place. Like any other India-Pakistan game, this was also a tensed and hyped battle. The whole of India was expecting India to win for the seventh time in a row. There was no shortage of excellent cricket, but almost all of it came from one side.

Kohli’s men batted first and put 336 on the board. They showed a quality display of batting with Rohit Sharma scoring 140 and the skipper and KL Rahul scoring 77 and 57 respectively. Hardik Pandya also played a good cameo. Even though the game was tense, India managed to pull through and win yet again against Pakistan.

The Indian bowlers did a great job today, restricting Pakistan to only 212 runs in their revised target of 302 runs in 40 overs. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam put up a good fight but in the end, it wasn’t enough against our disciplined bowling attack. This is India’s seventh win and things are looking good for us heading into the World Cup.

Conclusion

India has been playing some great cricket in the last few months. They look like a strong team and are playing with confidence. The win against Pakistan will boost their morale even more as they head into the World Cup. We hope to see them do well in the tournament and bring back home that elusive trophy that they’ve been missing since 1983!

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