Runs scored: 136 off 122 balls
Another tall chase, another 'Virat' hundred! Home or overseas, with or without the burden of captaincy, Virat Kohli just keeps scoring hundreds for fun. Virat Kohli likes pressure. He likes crisis situations. Had he not chosen a career in cricket, Kohli would have done a fine job as a firefighter, dousing roaring flames, doing the rescue act. Eight of Kohli's 13 ODI tons have come in the cauldron of a high-voltage chase. His batting blooms whenever there is an air of fatality to India's chances. He sniffs opportunity in disaster and that's what makes him so special. His magnificent ton against Bangladesh on Wednesday that gave India a winning start in the Asia Cup was a testimony of that. We at MSN India take a look at some of Kohli's knocks in which he repaired, rebuilt and restored India's pride in the face of what could have been an inevitable defeat
Match: Bangladesh vs India
Series: Asia Cup, 2014
Result: India won by 6 wickets
The setting: Kohli was once again given the captaincy for the Asia Cup in place of the injured MS Dhoni. Facing Bangladesh in their opening game, India were set a target of 280, thanks to a hundred by hosts captain Mushfiqur Rahim.
What Kohli did: Chasing a stiff target of 280, India lost their openers within the first 50 runs after a sluggish start. Kohli, leading India in the absence of the injured MS Dhoni, played the saviour’s knock yet again to score a classy hundred against a spirited Bangladesh side. Stitching a 213-run partnership with the resolute Rahane, Kohli made the tall chase look easy with his 19th ODI ton.
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