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5 Similarities Between Jemimah Rodrigues' Knock & Virat Kohli's MCG Heroics

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An unbeaten 53 off just 38 deliveries from Jemimah Rodrigues helped India get off to a winning start in the Women's T20 World Cup 2022. Asked to chase 150, they did so in just 19 overs against Pakistan.

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Jemimah Rodrigues' knock reminded fans of Virat Kohli's iconic game against Pakistan last year in the men's T20 World Cup 2022. We take a look at five striking similarities between these two innings. 

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Both Kohli & Jemimah Were Going Through Lean PatchLike Virat Kohli, Jemimah Rodrigues wasn't in great form while heading into this World Cup. But, she stepped up on the big stage—single-handedly propelling India to a tense victory. 

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Two Consecutive Fours In 19th OverMandhana sealed the chase with two consecutive boundaries on the last two balls of the 19th over. At MCG last year, Kohli too scored two consecutive sixes against Haris Rauf to drive India fleetingly close to victory.

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Batting At No. 3 Ravindra Jadeja's comeback got only better after he backed up his five-wicket haul with a composed fifty. Jadeja is batting on 66, and he will love to join his captain Rohit as the second centurion of this match.

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Unbeaten Half-CenturyJemimah came to bat at No. 3, and marshalled the chase expertly against a very disciplined bowling attack, similar to what Kohli did in 2022. There was a touch of Kohli written all over Jemimah's knock.

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Player Of the MatchBoth Jemimah and Kohli were adjudged as 'Player of the Match' for their match-winning performances. Jemimah's next match is against West Indies, on 15 February.

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