Asia Cup 2012: Virat Kohli beats Pakistan -- India still not sure to play in final

Asia Cup 2012: Virat Kohli beats Pakistan -- India still not sure to play in final

Dhāka : Bangladesh | Mar 18, 2012 at 9:27 AM PDT
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India v Bangladesh Asia Cup 2010 Match 02 - Bangladesh Batting Part 02

DHAKA, Bangladesh (Sun, Mar. 18) – Not India but Virat Kohli beat Pakistan in a high-scoring affair here at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur. The match proved to be a thriller as expected always for the contest between these arch-rivals.

India successfully chased 329 rather comfortably in the end. This is India's highest chase in ODIs, beating their Natwest final heroics in 2002. The very special innings by Virat Kohli was the essence of India’s victory. Kohli smashed 183 off 147 balls, hitting 22 boundaries and a towering sixer. He was named man of the match for his memorable innings.

Kohli picks up his award from Akshay Kumar: "I still can't believe what happened out there honestly. I'm really satisfied. We were waiting for these 3-4 overs of 15-20 runs. I'm a fan of Rohit Sharma, love watching him bat. I would rate this knock and Hobart equally. To be able to chase 330 against this bowling is satisfying."

Misbah: "Excellent innings by Kohli. Credit goes to their batsmen, it's easy out there under lights, 329 is still a good score. The best innings (Kohli) I have ever seen."

Pakistan are already through to the final even before this match; but despite the victory, India have to wait for the result of Tuesday’s match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. A win for Bangladesh, with or without a bonus point, means that they are through, so India get knocked out. Therefore, Bangladesh need nothing less than a win. Sri Lanka are out so they will play for pride.

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India's Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar run between the wickets against Bangladesh during their One Day International (ODI) cricket match of Asia Cup in Dhaka.
India's Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar run between the wickets against Bangladesh during their One Day International (ODI) cricket match of Asia Cup in Dhaka.
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