Virat Kohli Supreme innings takes India over the line against Sri Lanka by 5 wickets

The match between India and SriLanka played in the Asia Cup at Shere Bangla National Stadium,Mirpur saw India win by five wickets to go through to the finals.

Virat Kohli sublime propelled his side to victory over the Lankan Tigers after their bowling executed a tight performance to keep Sri Lanka below 140 runs.He came at the time when India lost 2 wickets for 16 runs in the fourth over but soon formed crucial partnerships with Raina and then Yuvraj Singh to take his side to victory and continue their dream run in T20s.

Virat Kohli scored 56 runs off 47 balls to continue his stupendous run in shorter formats since the tour of Australia.Once again Indian fast men Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah provided India impetus by dismissing openers during their early opening spells.Sri lanka could not gain any mometum as they crawled their way in their innnings regularly losing wickets.

Chamara Kapugedera top scored with 30 runs before some cameos from Nuwan kulasekara and Thisara Perera guided the team to reach 138 runs after 20 overs.All Indian bowlers took two wickets apiece as it was only a matter of Indian batting powerhouse to chase down the target.

The win takes India to reach their final as Sri Lanka has plenty to ponder just before the WorldT20 in March in India.

 

 

 

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