Virat Kohli made 82 off 53 balls Highlights – Ind Vs Pak T20 World Cup Highlights. India Vs Pakistan, 2022 T20 World Cup Highlights: Virat Kohli was in classic form at the MCG, scoring 82 off 53 balls to lead India to an unexpected victory.
Former captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 83 as India defeated Pakistan by four wickets in the last over of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne.
Brilliant innings by Virat Kohli led India to a thrilling victory over Pakistan. Despite losing their top four batsmen within the first seven overs, Kohli nearly single-handedly drove India to victory.
The former India captain was at the non-striking end and unbeaten on 82 off 53 balls. R Ashwin blasted the ball over the infield when India needed one off the final ball to cross the finish line.
Virat Kohli talks:
“It’s a weird vibe, to be sure. I am truly at a loss for words. I cannot explain how that occurred. Hardik insisted that I have faith that we can endure till the end. I am without words. When Shaheen bowled from the Pavilion end, I believe I told Hardik that we must dismiss him.
The calculation was straightforward. Nawaz had one over remaining, so if I could dismiss Haris, the opposition would worry. It boiled down to 16 against 6 I am at a loss for words. [On Rauf’s two consecutive sixes:] I noticed it intuitively and told myself to remain still. Unanticipatedly, the one at long-on was a back-of-a-length slower ball. I simply swung my bat at the fine-legged one. I have already stated that Mohali was my best T20 innings.
Then I received 82 off of 52, and now I have received 82 off of 53. Both are equally unique. Throughout these months of struggle, you guys [the audience] kept me going. Thank you incredibly.”
So, all that was necessary for the white ball to swing again was a rare meteorological event. La Nina initially threatened to cancel India vs. Pakistan match entirely. Instead, it generated a tremendous environment for the most important cricket event of the year.
All of the rain coming up to the game energized the field to an incredible level. Early on, there was a frightening swing. There was remarkable bounce throughout. In addition, Haris Rauf’s speed caused the hair to stand on end.
More than 90,000 people at the MCG, and millions more watching at home, were pampered rotten on this night, where the joy never ceased, the suspense never subsided, and the winner didn’t emerge until late in the game.
And at the end of it all, the globe was aware of one simple fact. VIRAT KOHLI IS STRAIGHT-FIRE.
It swung madly, first in one direction and then the other. till it was reduced to 31 from 12 Haris Rauf. Three out of his first four throws. That made the score 28 for eight. Advantage Pakistan. Hold on, urged Virat Kohli. Bang, bang, and Mohammad Nawaz, the day’s weak link in the Pakistani assault, bowled it for 16 from six… and drama!
Pakistan’s absence of a quality fourth seamer proved costly, as India targeted Nawaz during his period while containing their pacers.
In Dubai a year ago, it was Shaheen Afridi who caused damage with the ball, but this time it was Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah who broke through India’s top order.
Axar Patel, who was elevated to No.5 in the batting order, was run out attempting a run that wasn’t there on the first delivery of the seventh over as a result of Pakistan’s fast bowling.
But Kohli and Pandya brilliantly timed their runs to help Rohit Sharma’s team win a gripping match in Melbourne.