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The Kohlification Effect

Mon, 7th, Apr 2014 |
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royal challengers

A look at how Indian stalwart, Virat Kohli did in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup, 2014.

With the ICC T20 World Cup drawing to an end yesterday, it is time to sit back and reflect on the performances of the players. India had an unbeaten run in the tournament until hitting a roadblock in the finals - the consistent key performer being none other than Virat Kohli.

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World T20: Sri Lanka outclass India to lift title

Mon, 7th, Apr 2014 |
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It was a night brimming with varied emotions – excitement, nervousness, nostalgia, etc. For Sri Lanka, it meant bidding adieu to two their greatest cricketers to have graced the game. Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara had reached the finals four times, only to end up being heartbroken. Not this time. In what was their last T20I appearance, the two iconic batsmen broke the hoodoo scripted a fitting farewell for themselves.

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World T20: Sensational Virat takes India to finale

Sat, 5th, Apr 2014 |
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South Africa's World T20 campaign was full of close finishes until now. With an intent to put up a strong total on the board, Faf du Plessis elected to bat first against an Indian side that feasted on chases. They quickly lost Quinton de Kock at the start, with Hashim Amla and du Plessis doing the reconstruction bit. R Ashwin then came up with a delivery that turned in from outside leg stump, leaving Amla in disbelief as he walked back just after getting into decent form.

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ICC T20 Rankings: Virat Kohli becomes highest ranked Indian batsman

Thu, 3rd, Apr 2014 |
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Kohli was ranked fourth before the ongoing World T20 in Bangladesh, but his consistent performances in the tournament has helped him jump a place in the rankings with 821 rating points. RCB teammate Yuvraj Singh is next on the list, placed in sixth position with 695 rating points. The southpaw is also the fourth best all-rounder in the world.

Left-handed batsman Suresh Raina also features in the Top 10, with 689 rating points at No. 7, while off spinner R Ashwin is the only Indian in the bowler rankings, placed in sixth place with 686 rating points.

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World T20: Indian bowlers deliver another easy win

Mon, 31st, Mar 2014 |
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India finally dropped Shikhar Dhawan to give Ajinkya Rahane a go, while Mohit Sharma replaced Mohammad Shami in the pace department. MS Dhoni lost his first toss in 13 international outings, but this time he got what he asked for as George Bailey put them in. Pakistan's win over Bangladesh earlier in the day had already ousted Australia from the tournament, but India still had a little experimentation to do with their playing XI as well as the conditions.

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World T20: De Villiers blitz powers South Africa to semis

Sun, 30th, Mar 2014 |
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South Africa posted the highest total in the tournament so far, after England won the toss and elected to chase. Hashim Amla looked in ominous form with his first T20I fifty in 25 innings, a 37-ball 56 that included six fours and two sixes. His partner, Quinton de Kock (29 off 33) was strutting along at the other end, but the duo managed to add 90 for the 1st wicket despite being interrupted by floodlight failures on two occasions.

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World T20: India crush Bangladesh to seal semi-final berth

Fri, 28th, Mar 2014 |
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MS Dhoni won yet another toss, for the 15th successive time and put in a jittery Bangladesh to bat. The openers were off to a flyer, stealing 13 off the 1st over, before R Ashwin struck twice in his opening overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar then dismissed Bangladesh's best batsman Shakib Al Hasan on the first ball of his over to reduce the hosts to 21/3 in the 5th over.

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