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5th Match (D/N), Dhaka, Mar 18 2012, Asia Cup
(47.5/50 ov)330/4
India won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
183 (148) & 2 catches
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• The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Kohli demolishes Pakistan in record chase

Virat Kohli's 183 off 148 balls led India to their highest-ever ODI run-chase, as they went past Pakistan's 329 in Mirpur

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Scores: Venkat Raghav
Comms: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
Pakistan329/6(50 overs)
Nasir Jamshed112 (104)
Mohammad Hafeez105 (113)
India330/4(47.5 overs)
Virat Kohli183 (148)
Rohit Sharma68 (83)
Umar Gul2/65(8.5)

It's presentation time:

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."

Dhoni: "They batted brilliantly, we used 8 bowlers. Sachin and Virat batted brilliantly, Rohit can be a good finisher. Kohli was brilliant. Once you cross 300 it's difficult irrespective of how flat the pitch is, we did it in Hobart. We've got the talent in the bowling departmet also. It's about how you handle pressure, they will learn from games like these."

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."

So here's the equation. Pakistan are through to the final. India are on eight points but not there yet. They will wait on the result of the next game. 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.

That sums it up. India will be watching the next game intently. Pakistan should pick a specialist keeper for the finals. And the team winning the toss, field first!

Thanks for your company and the mails. Cheers everyone!

End of match: This is India's highest chase in ODIs, beating their Natwest final heroics in 2002. No shirt-waving this time from the dressing-room! But I'm sure there must be plenty of it hapenning elsewhere.

Like a feedbacker said, this is like India's chase against Pakistan in 1998, where they chased down 317 odd. That was at the Bangabandhu Stadium, also in Dhaka.

You might not want to stand in Kohli's way right now because he's punching the air, with stump in hand. He never tires, apparently. Gavaskar said that we were witnessing the future, with Kohli and Rohit at the crease.

Interesting tweet here: "@Vivek_Chandra: Ganguly:183 in 1999. Captain:2000 * Dhoni:183 in 2005. Captain: 2007 * Kohli:183 in 2012. Captain: Very Soon?"

47.5
4
Umar Gul to Dhoni, FOUR runs

Dhoni has the final honours! Short of a length outside the off stump, he hops at the crease and thumps it past cover point

Field comes up

47.4
1
Umar Gul to Raina, 1 run

clips it to the on side for a single and that puts Dhoni on strike

47.3
6
Umar Gul to Raina, SIX runs

went rows back! Picks a length ball on off and middle and whips it high in the air over deep square leg for a massive one

47.2
Umar Gul to Raina, no run

this one kicks up outside the off stump and he nearly edges it to the keeper

47.2
1w
Umar Gul to Raina, 1 wide

drifts down the leg side and wide called

Dhoni made an unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka in Jaipur in 2005

47.1
W
Umar Gul to Kohli, OUT

a top edge ends Kohli's special knock! Like Rohit he tries to launch a length ball over the on side and gets a top edge that swirls to point, easily taken, he walks back to the applause, equals the highest score by an Indian batsman in a chase

Virat Kohli c Mohammad Hafeez b Umar Gul 183 (211m 148b 22x4 1x6) SR: 123.64
end of over 4711 runs
INDIA: 318/3CRR: 6.76 RRR: 4.00
Suresh Raina5 (3)
Virat Kohli183 (147)
Aizaz Cheema 8-0-60-0
Umar Gul 8-0-53-1
46.6
4
Cheema to Raina, FOUR runs

Raina into the act, fetches a short delivery from the off stump and thumps it over midwicket, in the air but totally safe

46.5
Cheema to Raina, no run

fullish on the off stump and forced back to the bowler

Kohli has equaled Dhoni's highest

46.4
1
Cheema to Kohli, 1 run

full on the pads and worked down to long-on

46.3
1
Cheema to Raina, 1 run

fetches a short delivery from wide outside off and slaps it down to square leg and sets off quickly

46.2
1
Cheema to Kohli, 1 run

drifts on the pads again and he whips it uppishly down to fine leg

46.1
4
Cheema to Kohli, FOUR runs

the full toss bug continues! Down the leg side and he just eases it away wide of short fine leg

end of over 467 runs • 1 wicket
INDIA: 307/3CRR: 6.67 RRR: 5.75
Virat Kohli177 (144)
Suresh Raina0 (0)
Umar Gul 8-0-53-1
Shahid Afridi 9-0-58-0

Should have mentioned at the 40th over that Pakistan are through to the final. They didn't concede a bonus point

45.6
1
Umar Gul to Kohli, 1 run

forces a full ball down to long-on

45.6
1w
Umar Gul to Kohli, 1 wide

short down the leg side and he tries to pull, misses it and wide called

No celebrations from Afridi, like when he normally picks up a wicket. When you look at the batting to come, you wish you had scored 370 instead

45.5
W
Umar Gul to Rohit Sharma, OUT

a little late in the day for Pakistan, Rohit tries to biff a length ball over the infield on the on side but gets a top edge that swirls just behind midwicket, Afridi pedals backwards and catches it

Rohit Sharma c Shahid Afridi b Umar Gul 68 (109m 83b 5x4 1x6) SR: 81.92
45.4
Umar Gul to Rohit Sharma, no run

bowls it straight at the stumps and he pushes it back to the bowler

45.3
1
Umar Gul to Kohli, 1 run

drifts on the body and he clips it behind square down to deep square leg

45.2
Umar Gul to Kohli, no run

stays back and clips it uppishly towards midwicket

45.1
4
Umar Gul to Kohli, FOUR runs

full tosses will help, like this one, on the pads and whipped away wide of midwicket, there were barely any green shirts cited in that area

Now it;s a matter of how soon Kohli and Rohit can finish this

end of over 458 runs
INDIA: 300/2CRR: 6.66 RRR: 6.00
Rohit Sharma68 (81)
Virat Kohli171 (140)
Shahid Afridi 9-0-58-0
Saeed Ajmal 9-0-49-1

Abhiram: "Whatever Virat Kohli is eating these days, he should share it with the Indian bowlers."

44.6
Afridi to Rohit Sharma, no run
Best performances - batters
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli INDIA
183 runs (148)
22 fours
1 six
Control93%
Productive shot
leg glance
92 runs
9 fours
0 six
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Nasir Jamshed portrait
Nasir Jamshed PAK
112 runs (104)
10 fours
1 six
Control92%
Productive shot
leg glance
58 runs
5 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Ashok Dinda portrait
AB Dinda INDIA
O
8
M
0
R
47
W
2
ECO
5.87
Umar Gul portrait
Umar Gul PAK
O
8.5
M
0
R
65
W
2
ECO
7.35
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesAsia Cup
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli
Match numberODI no. 3263
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45
Match days18 March 2012 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
England Image
Ian Gould
Australia Image
Steve Davis
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Sharfuddoula
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Masudur Rahman
Match Referee
Australia Image
David Boon
PointsIndia 4, Pakistan 0