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When Virat Kohli brutally smashed Lasith Malinga's bouncers!

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 2 December 2017, 15:10 IST
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The Hobart ODI for Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga is not less than a nightmare. He would never want to remember this match. In the Hobart ODI, Malinga gave 96 runs in his 7.4 overs. Malinga's spell can be considered as the worst spell in one-day cricket history in terms of economy. Virat Kohli, the current captain of the Indian team, smashed Malinga's balls and proved that when he is in form, the big bowlers appear to be ineffective in front of him.

It was the reason that Kohli hit 24 runs in his one of the overs. In this match, Kohli scored an unbeaten 133 runs in just 86 balls. In the Commonwealth Bank Series match played in 2012, India had to win the match as soon as possible to stay in the tournament ahead. In this way, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar gave good start to the team.

But Sehwag scored only 30 runs in 16 balls with the help of making a quick run. After that Gautam Gambhir took the inning with Sachin for a while but Sachin lost his wicket early. In such a case, Kohli started playing with speed and took India towards victory in just 36.4 overs. After the match, Kohli had termed this inning as the finest inning of his life.

First published: 2 December 2017, 15:10 IST