Asia Cup: Skipper Virat Kohli slams ton against Bangladesh

Stand-in skipper Virat Kohli scripted a crucial century - his 19th in ODIs - to take his team to safety while chasing 280 for a win in the Asia Cup match at Fatullah.

updated: February 27, 2014 12:33 IST
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Virat Kohli showed against Bangladesh on Wednesday, that captaining India has hardly affected his batting. The in-form Delhi batsman scripted a crucial 136- his 19th century in ODIs - to help his team win their first Asia Cup match by six wickets, in Fatullah. He hit 16 fours and two sixes in his innings.

Kohli was responsible for adding stability to India's chase at a time when Bangladesh bowlers were on a rampage. Shikhar Dhawan (28) had been removed while his opening partner Rohit Sharma (21) followed soon after. With the team on 54/2 in 12.5 overs, India's new skipper steered his side clear to seize the initiative back. (Read: Virat Kohli fastest to 19 centuries, breaks Chris Gayle's world record)

On a pitch where the ball was keeping low, the 25-year-old took his time to adjust. With Ajinkya Rahane (73) giving good support from the other end, it was not long before Kohli switched gears against both spin and pace. (Scorecard | Highlights | Pics)

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