10 things Virat Kohli did to beat Pakistan
Virat Kohli staged India's epic win against Pakistan with his own epic innings of 183. The highest ever by an Indian against Pakistan, Kohli was the epitome of focus and resolve in the face of 329 runs set as target for his team.
On Sunday, Virat Kohli came to the middle in the first over itself after Gautam Gambhir was dismissed. He didn't press the panic button; that would have been uncharacteristic. He chose to anchor himself in.<br><br>Here are 10 things Kohli did in his mammoth innings of 183 to help India comprehensively beat Pakistan by six wickets.
1) The 23-year-old played a strategic match winning game. When Pakistan were piling up the runs, he took two vital catches. Then, when he came in to bat, he played second-fiddle to the much more experienced Sachin Tendulkar for the first part of his innings keeping his score ticking. After Ajmal dismissed Tendulkar, Kohli shifted gears, took the lead and played the match as per his now well-known ability and repute.
2) Kohli spanked 22 boundaries and a six and batted with a strike-rate of a little over 123. He faced 148 balls for his 183.
3) Kohli's 183 is the highest individual ODI score for India against Pakistan.
4) Kohli's 183 became the 3rd highest individual score in ODIs while chasing, after Shane Watson (185*) in 2011 and Dhoni's (183*) in 2005.
5) Kohli (23years and 134days) became the youngest Indian to score more than 150 in ODIs. Dhoni was 24years and 116 days when he made his unbeaten 183 vs SL in 2005.
6) Virat Kohli's 183 is the highest by a batsman in the Asia Cup, bettering the 144 by Pakistan's Younus Khan against Hong Kong in 2004.
7) Kohli is the second Indian to record two hundreds in an Asia Cup competition - 108 against Sri Lanka and 183 against Pakistan.
8) Kohli has become the first batsman to record three hundreds in ODIs this year.
9) Virat Kohli (646) now has the most runs in ODIs at Mirpur by a visiting batsman.
10) Kohli now has four ODI centuries at Mirpur. Only Sachin and Saeed Anwar have more centuries at any single venue in ODIs.