40th ton is just a number, says modest Virat Kohli

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40th ton is just a number, says modest Virat Kohli
40th ton is just a number, says modest Virat Kohli

Nagpur : Captain Virat Kohli played a key role in scripting a win against Australia in the second ODI match in Nagpur. He struck his 40th ton to help India reach a total hosts can defeat. Team India managed a 8-run victory against Men in Yellow.

Talking modestly about his ton, Virat Kohli said, "It felt good (to get to 40 ODI hundreds) but it is just a number. It feels good to win games for India."

Indian skipper Virat Kohli struck 116 from 120 balls to guide India to 250 all out from 48.2 overs after being put into bat. Chasing 251 for a win, Australia were bowled out for 242 in 49.3 overs. 

"When I walk in to bat, when the situation gets difficult, I have no choice but to put my head down and bat through the innings," Kohli added.

Talking about team India's confidence after match he said, "It's important to look ugly at times, and come through and win. We might get these low-scoring games in the World Cup as well."

However, Australian skipper Aaron Finch also accepted that it was Virat Kohli's hundred that made a difference in the match.

"If one of our top order got 80-100, we would have probably won the game. We got the starts, but starts don't win games. We got 30s and 40s, they got a hundred, and that was the difference," he said.

"It was one of those games where you take it as deep as you can and hope you can get over the line."