New Delhi, Mar 27: Virat Kohli led the way with a sublime half-century as India defeated Australia by six wickets at Mohali in the virtual 'quarter-final' on Sunday to enter the World Twenty20 semi-finals.
Virat Kohli, the in-form Delhi-lad, remained unbeaten on 82 runs off 51 balls as the Indians survived a few early setbacks to overhaul a difficult target of 161 with five deliveries to spare.
India finished their group engagements with three wins in four matches. Australia will go home with two wins and an equal number of defeats.
Indian fans went abuzz as Team India defeated Australia in one of the most historic successful run chases in the business.
PM Narendra Modi to nightingale of Indian cinema Lata Mangeshkar to God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to congratulate Virat Kohli and skipper MS Dhoni for giving India in such a memorable victory.
Here's how Twitterati reacted:
Namaskar. Hamesha ki tarah Virat Kohli aur Dhoni in dono' ne Australia jaisi hamesha jitnewali team ko haraake Bharat ko jeeta diya.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) March 27, 2016
What an innings! Virat SALUTE ! This innings was a combination of a marathon, a chess game, and archery! Bullseye! Love and respect! a.— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) March 27, 2016
Sheer Genius at work .. How good is he Virat Kohli... Take a Big Bow— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) March 27, 2016
Kohli has had another run chase for dinner........— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 27, 2016
As good a run chase as any you will see. With classical cricket shots. Only one word. Genius.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 27, 2016
Congrats Ind on the win👍Gr8 effort by the bowlers 2 restrict Aus 2 160 after the kind of start they had (59 in 6ov)👌Good luck for SF👍 #WT20— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 27, 2016
Virat Kohli is Batman and Superman.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) March 27, 2016
T 2188 - @imVkohli you were brilliance times infinity !! Pure genius. Thank you for tonight ! And may many more such nights come our way !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 27, 2016