Virat Kohli plays out of his skin, his tempo incredible: Matthew Hayden

first_imgVirat Kohli plays out of his skin, his tempo incredible: Matthew HaydenFormer Australia opener Matthew Hayden said he has no words to describe Virat Kohli’s scoring form in ODI cricket. The India captain scored his 41st ODI hundred in India’s 32-run defeat in Ranchi on Friday. view more view less graphs scorecard commentarycenter_img advertisement India Today Web Desk RanchiMarch 9, 2019UPDATED: March 9, 2019 08:32 IST Virat Kohli scored 123 on Friday, his 41st ODI century (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli notched up his second straight ODI hundred in Ranchi against AustraliaKohli broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most number of ODI hundreds vs Australia at homeIt’s almost like one performance leads to the next. His tempo is incredible: HaydenFormer Australia opener Matthew Hayden said he was lost for words after Virat Kohli notched up his 41st ODI hundred in Ranchi on Friday. Despite the India captain’s 95-ball 123, India lost the third ODI to Australia by 32 runs.Hayden, a prolific scorer for Australia, said Virat Kohli’s ability to hit hundreds at will is “absolutely staggering” and the tempo with which he gets those runs is “incredible”.Hayden’s comments come after Kohli smashed his 41st ODI hundred at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium in Ranchi. Kohli’s 123 was also his second successive hundred in the ongoing five-match series, which India are leading 2-1.Kohli made batting look ridiculously easy even as his teammates were struggling to put bat to ball in India’s unsuccessful chase of 314 runs. Kohli smashed 16 boundaries and a six before he lost his wicket to Adam Zampa in the 38th over of the run chase.Notably, Friday’s hundred as Kohli’s eighth against Australia and third of the ongoing World Cup year. Kohli also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record (4) for most centuries in India-Australia ODIs at home when he went past the three-figure mark in Ranchi.”Absolutely staggering. I am trying to think back, check the memory banks of brilliant players over the years. Maybe Brian Lara in his heyday, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly all these players have been on top of their game at various points in one-day cricket. But Virat Kohli is doing it so easy. He is drifting away to a hundred. Not only that, just the way he is transcending every game seems to be a different performance,” Hayden told Star Sports after Australia’s win on Friday.advertisementThe Australia great added: “Tonight, on a better wicket, he made it look so easy. He does play out of his skin. It was outstanding, no area was untouched. We all know, he loves playing through the mid-wicket area but tonight he played some cut shots and took on the spinners. It was just a remarkable innings, can’t say anything more than that.”I think he has always got the great energy and the intent and he’s got the fitness to be able to do it. It’s almost like one performance leads to the next. His tempo is incredible. We saw the likes of Vijay that had an opportunity to bat with him. That’s only going to be good for India ahead of the World Cup.”Following Virat Kohli’s dismissal, India struggled for momentum and were eventually bowled out for 281 in 48.2 overs.Meanwhile, Virat Kohli said he was disappointed with the way he got out. In one of the rare occasions wherein Kohli has failed to take India past the finish line, the skipper was castled by Adam Zampa in the 38th over of India’s chase. Nonetheless, Kohli acknowledged the class of the innings, saying it was one of his “finest knocks” in terms of ball hitting.”In terms of hitting the ball, it was one of my finest hundreds. I just felt really clear in my head from ball one. Even after three wickets I thought I should play my game and not think of what happens if I play my shots. I was very disappointed when I got out. I really thought we had a chance with the difference being 20 between balls and runs. Australia played better on the day,” Kohli said.Also Read | Virat Kohli: Disappointed with my dismissal, it was one of my finest hundredsAlso Read | This man has made it a joke: Mohammad Kaif after Virat Kohli’s 41st ODI hundredAlso Read | Virat Kohli hits 41st ODI hundred and breaks another Sachin Tendulkar recordFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow 3rd ODIFollow Virat KohliFollow Kohli hundredFollow Matthew Hayden No data available!last_img read more

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Bank of Montreal to grow US mergers and acquisition team with deal

TORONTO — Bank of Montreal says it expects to grow its U.S. mergers and acquisitions business through the purchase of a Minneapolis-based advisory firm, which will become part of BMO Capital Markets.The bank says it has a definitive agreement to acquire Green Holcomb Fisher, a boutique M&A advisory firm.BMO says the financial terms aren’t being made public. The deal requires regulatory approvals and is expected to close by the bank’s fiscal fourth quarter ending Oct. 31.Brookfield Asset Management raises $4 billion war chest for latest private-equity spinoffCanada’s banks still looking good as earnings season winds downCIBC, Scotia deepen relationship with Montreal fintech player Thinking CapitalBank of Montreal says Green Holcomb Fisher will complement its existing U.S. mergers and acquisitions practice and double the number of M&A transactions it handles in the United States.Besides its head office in Minneapolis, Green Holcomb Fisher has offices in Seattle and Atlanta. read more

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