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Kohli Advocates ‘Sustained Momentum’

February 21st, 2015 | by admin
Kohli Advocates ‘Sustained Momentum’

Sustained momentum, Virat Kohli said. He was talking about how it was crucial to bat at a high tempo throughout the innings at grounds such as the MCG where the large boundaries make it difficult for power-hitting to come off at the death. Sustained momentum worked for India against Pakistan. It worked for them against South Africa in the Champions Trophy, the last time the two sides met in a world event. It is what they will try to achieve against the same opponents in their second World Cup game on Sunday.

“I think in Melbourne we have seen that sustained momentum throughout the innings has probably been the successful way,” Kohli said. “Teams that have tried to slug it out in the last 10 usually don’t end up pulling off that many runs, especially teams that are not familiar to these conditions, because there’s more bounce, the boundaries are bigger, so it’s not that easy to clear boundaries on a regular basis.”

India lost five wickets for 27 against Pakistan in the last five overs in Adelaide. They were 185 for 4 in 35 overs against Australia at the MCG in the one-day tri-series a month ago. They managed 4 for 82 off the last 15 overs. No one apart from centurion Rohit Sharma could manage a six in the innings.

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