Monday 25 October 2010 

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 batsman Virat Kohli has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his century against Australia helped India to victory in the in Visakhapatnam.

As it turned out, that match was the only one in the series that saw any play and Kohli's innings of 118 in 121 balls helped them seal the series 1-0.

After Australia had posted 289 for three with Michal Clarke unbeaten on 111, India set about chasing down the runs in fine style, Kohli leading the way by hitting seven fours and one six during his third ODI century.

He was helped by half-centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina but his innings, and big partnerships with Yuvraj and Raina, laid the foundations for India's victory.

In the absence of Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir, India required their young players at the top of a reshuffled order to star and Kohli responded where Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay were unable to do so and India went on to win the match by five wickets.

Other contenders for the weekly award included Clarke, South Africans JP Duminy and AB de Villiers, who both scored centuries against Zimbabwe and Steve Tikolo, who performed well with bat and ball for Kenya against the United Arab Emirates.

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