Virat Kohli MS Dhoni
Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni finished things off in style against Australia.IANS

Virat Kohli played a brilliant innings against Australia at the PCA Stadium in Mohali and proved, yet again, that he is the best i the business when it comes to a chase.

Kohli himself rated his innings of 82 not out from just 51 balls as one of his best ever.

India captain MS Dhoni was also full of priase for the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper. 

"I think it was an incredible innings. The fact is this wasn't an easy wicket to bat on. Back-of-length deliveries were difficult to get away, especially against the spinners. The good thing was I don't think they bowled too many spinners," Dhoni was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo

Dhoni further spoke about the pitch. The 34-year old captain said that it was not a great wicket to bat on but 161 was achievable. For that, the batsmen had to run hard between the wickets during the middle overs which kept the pressure on the opponents, something Kohli did well against Australia. 

"It was tremendous batting effort from him, superb batting. Especially the areas where you want to score runs, where you want to play big shots. I think more often than not, it is about selection of shots and execution of shots," Dhoni added. 

"I feel overall, Virat was very good not just with his strokeplay but also in the running between the wickets - you take minimum risk if you can run fast."

Dhoni also agreed that the run chase got a little difficult after Yuvraj Singh got injured in the middle. As a result, India were not being able to convert those ones into twos. 

"Also, in between, he [Kohli] was hampered when he had the partnership with Yuvraj and they couldn't convert those one-and-a-half runs to twos. Maybe because of that, to some extent, we had to chase maybe one run per over more than what we would have liked," Dhoni said.

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