Monday 19 March 2012 

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Virat Kohli

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Virat Kohli
Cricket World Player Of The Week - Virat Kohli
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Indian batsmen Virat Kohli has been named as the Cricket World Player Of The Week after his remarkable run of strong in the Asia Cup 2012.

He struck 66 as India narrowly lost out to Bangladesh but his Asia Cup record score of 183 in their final group game against Pakistan set up a that kept India in the tournament.

He hammered 183 in 148 balls to smash the existing record of 144 held by Younus Khan and help India close the game on 330 for six - a record run chase in One-Day Internationals for them.

He hit 22 fours and a six as he set a new career-best and by the time he was dismissed in the 48th over, the game was as good as won.

He had come to the crease with the score on zero and shared match-winning partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma, both of whom scored fluent half-centuries.

his 66 in the helped India accelerate as Tendulkar reached his 100th international century at the other end before India were defeated by an inspired Bangladesh team.

In that innings, he faced 82 balls having again been charged with rebuilding the innings after Gautam Gambhir fell cheaply.

Other contenders for the weekly award included South Africa's Vernon Philander, whose ten wickets helped South Africa to a three-day victory in the second Test against New Zealand, Tendulkar, Meg Lanning, who scored a century in the second ODI between and Sunil Narine, whose four for 27 helped the West Indies clinch their first ODI win over Australia for six years.

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