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Kohli v Aus 2016

postpe Greatest Moments: The champion is crowned!

The postpe Greatest Moments campaign, our pursuit to find the most stunning moment in ICC Men's T20 World Cup history, came to an end on Wednesday, 13 October, with Virat Kohli's chase against Australia in 2016 trumping Carlos Brathwaite's 'Remember the name' effort.

We asked you to choose between countless iconic moments from the six ICC Men’s T20 World Cups so far, and you've made your pick – Kohli's masterful chase against Australia in 2016, when his sensational 82* off 51 balls saw India to victory in the most thrilling fashion.

Brathwaite's 'Remember the Name' moment – one of the seminal stories in T20 history – made it a tough final, but Kohli eventually came through, winning 68 per cent of the votes.

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Postpe Greatest Moments: Virat Kohli, the master of the chase

It was a masterclass in executing a chase from Kohli. India needed 161 against Australia in the group encounter. The hosts lost their openers, but Kohli got off to a flier with a flick of the wrist. "The bigger the occasion, the more Kohli wants to contribute," Nasser Hussain said from the commentary box after Kohli's arrival at the crease, and that is how it unfolded. 

Kohli went about his business with vigilance to reach his fifty in 39 deliveries with India then requiring 45 runs in 21 balls. Kohli pressed the pedal immediately in the next over to take James Faulkner downtown for 19 runs, taking the required run-rate down to 10. 

Virat Kohli's knock against Australia won the postpe Greatest Moments series
Virat Kohli's knock against Australia won the postpe Greatest Moments series

He toyed with the bowling and the field. He stepped out to fast bowlers, bludgeoned them with the pull, and dispatched them with the trademark Kohli cover drive with finesse. 

In the 19th over, Kohli blazed four boundaries off Nathan Coulter-Nile's bowling to seal India's spot in the semi-finals. With style and grace, Kohli calculated the chase to perfection giving India a win by six wickets and five balls to spare.

Kohli's expressive celebration was telling of what the feat meant to him.