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Kohli clobbers WI


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Kohli clobbers WI

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HYDERABAD – A breathtaking Virat Kohli masterclass dashed West Indies hopes of victory in the opening Twenty20 International yesterday, as India trounced them by six wickets with eight balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Set an imposing 208 for victory at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, India found themselves off the pace somewhat on 96 for one at the end of the 11th over, with the required run rate climbing to nearly 12.5 per over.

 However, Kohli came to his side’s rescue with a sparkling career-best unbeaten 94 off 50 balls, which saw India plunder the last 112 runs needed for victory off just 46 deliveries. (CMC)

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