It is not a surprising fact that Team India Captain and the Number 3 batsman, Virat Kohli has not been able to win the game for team India while chasing 287 runs after managing just 5 runs in the second innings of the second test against South Africa. Other batsmen too did not contribute as SA got an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match test series. However, It is to be noted that Kohli is yet to win a game for team India in tests while chasing 280+ runs in both subcontinent and foreign conditions. There are a total of such 9 instances since his test debut in 2011 and the statistics are more clear below:

Melbourne, Australia set Target of 407 runs, Virat was out for a duck. [India lost by 122 runs] [2011]
Auckland, New Zealand set Target of 435 runs, Virat managed 67 runs. [India lost by 40 runs][2014]
Wellington, New Zealand set Target of 435, Virat scored 105* runs. [Match was drawn]
Southampton, England set Target of 445, Virat managed 28 runs. [India lost by 266 runs]
Adelaide, Australia set Target of 367, Virat scored 141 runs [India lost by 48 runs]
Melbourne, Australia set Target of 384 runs, Virat scored 54 [ Draw ]
Sydney, Australia set Target of 349, Virat scored 46 [Draw]
Rajkot, Australia Target 310 runs, Virat scored 49* [Draw]
Pune, Australia set Target 441 runs, Virat scored 13 [India lost by 333 runs]

Lord’s, England set Target of 289 runs, Virat scored 17 [India lost by an innings and 159 runs] [2018]

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