5.) 82 * v/s Australia, Mohali, World T20 2016
Is there a better chases than Virat Kohli currently in world cricket. All the previous 4 innings written in this article, have been the ones in which India had a score in front of them. Be it test matches or one day, Kohli is seamless in each format.
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He showed his presence of mind and temperament in all crucial do-or-die match in Mohali v/s Australia. Australia set a total of 161 in 20 overs to chase down for India. Kohli played patiently and had belief on his skills to take India out of big ditch. Required run-rate had reached 12/over. It was the last throw of dice for Kohli, and what a way to win it for India. James Faulkner is considered one of the better death bowlers, Kohli took 19 of his over, without any difficulty. It was like he was batting in nets, with no real match situation. He was not done yet, next over he took 16 runs of Nathan-coulter-Nile.
That day, he played like he never doubted himself. India won with 5 balls to spare from a situation where they needed 47 off 24 balls.
Although T-20 is all about how quickly you can score runs, Kohli showed the world the importance of a cool head and self-belief.