India were striving for a dominant win like this: Kohli

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India were striving for a dominant win like this: Kohli

Virat Kohli was glad that his teammates were finding their rhythm in the T20 World Cup

India captain Virat Kohli said that the dominant eight-wicket win over Scotland on Friday was the type of performance his team have been looking in the T20 World Cup. After bundling out Scotland 85 in 17.1 in Dubai, India blitzed the target in just 6.3 overs to move second in the group table.

"It was something we were striving to again. I don't want to say too much about today because we know how we can play," Kohli said in the post-match presentation.

"These little things in T20 cricket (toss, conditions) matter and we're glad to be back in our mojo," he added.

After losing their opening two matches against Pakistan and New Zealand, India beat Afghanistan by 66 runs and needed a big win against the Scots to move to second in the group table.

"We spoke about 100-120 max but we restricted them to a total that allowed us to leapfrog everyone else," Kohli said. "We spoke about finishing in the 8-10 over bracket. You don't want to go in with six-and-a-half or a seven-and-half run mark because then you're doing too much. We gave that bracket and allowed them to get that momentum," he said.

Rohit Sharma (30 off 16) and KL Rahul (50 off 19) continued their good form from the Afghanistan game as India blazed their way to the target. Kohli felt that his players were always capable of such batting feats.

"If you look at our practice games as well, the guys have been batting like that. Two overs of cricket like that and the momentum of the tournament could have been completely different," he said.

Ravindra Jadeja was the wrecker in chief with 3-15 while Mohammad Shami (3-15) and Jasprit Bumrah (2-10) kept chipping away wickets.

"We basically broke it down to the fact that we couldn't get away at all in those two games, two overs could have made the difference. I'm just pleased everyone is getting into their own."

Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer felt that his team were thoroughly outclassed and will learn from the experience.

"A tough day in the office, we were outclassed in every department. But the only way we'll improve is going through games like that and seeing it head on," Coetzer said.

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