8. 139(126) Vs Sri Lanka, Ranchi, 16th November 2014
Virat Kohli was leading India in the absence of MS Dhoni in this series. With the World cup in sight, it was also time for Kohli to start clicking again after the tour of England. In this match and the series, Kohli was coming in at no 4 allowing A chance to the youngsters ahead of him . Coming in at 14/2, Kohli was of the mark with a beautiful drive of the square. Showing immense poise and calmness in yet another chase with the middle and lower order perishing around him, Kohli at time took calculated risks to keep the required rate in check. He remained not out on 139, finishing the chase with a six, with India reaching the target of 287 with three balls remaining. The match is also remembered for the co incidence of the two captains scoring identical runs in the same match, the other being Angelo Matthews.