MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli praise Rohit Sharma’s role in India’s record run-chase

Virat Kohli (183 off 148 balls) is clearly the new head of it as he led a stupendous chase to master a powerful Pakistani bowling machine trying to defend a more-than-impressive 329 under lights at the Sher-E-Bangla Stadium.

India chased down a target of 330 set by Pakistan in the fifth ODI of the Asia Cup. Virat Kohli (183) was the star of the show recording his third ODI century in the last four matches.

Kohli’s two hundred run stand, first with Sachin Tendulkar (133) and then with Rohit (172) were crucial for the win. Tendulkar scored 52 while Rohit hit an impressive 68.

“They (Pakistan) batted brilliantly, we used eight 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,” Dhoni said in the post-match conference.

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