He made a brilliant 81, while Manish Pandey made an unbeaten 51.
This was the 30th century of Kohli's ODI career. Kohli's real test as captain is awaited as in those eight series wins, India have either played at home or have played in Sri Lanka and West Indies. So it is predicted India will win today's match as the won the recent series against Sri Lanka.
However, the total proved to be too less for the Indian batsmen who chased it down easily with seven wickets in hand.
Kohli now has the most number of 50-plus scores in T20 internationals, with 17 to his name. Pandey scored a steady 36 off 53 balls before being dismissed while trying to go for a big hit off Malinda Pushpakumara's bowling.
But if one rolls back the match footage to the very start i.e.at the time of toss, it appears that a mistake, possibly resulting from a miscommunication, went unnoticed. Subsequently, Match referee Andy Pycroft seems to be saying "tails, India" in the video after looking at the coin.
Kohli got to his 15,000th global run in the process of adding 119 with Pandey for the third wicket.
"If you play three or four games like a series, it is good for the team, also for the opposition". In the bowling department, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, will once again be the key bowler whom Kohli will look up to for providing early breakthroughs alongside fellow pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur.
Kuldeep Yadav, who bowled his four overs for just 20 and picked up two wickets, dismissed Munaweera in the 12th over.
India has beat Sri Lanka by 168 years in the fourth one-day worldwide match at the R. Premadasa stadium.
Batting first, two solid knocks from Dilshan Munaweera and Ashan Priyanjan steered Sri Lanka to 170 in the given 20 overs.
But Thirimanne and Mathews put up a 122-run partnership to help the hosts recover to some extent. He's done this in just four innings. It was his fourth consecutive half-century in T20Is against Sri Lanka, and in doing so, he became the fastest batsman to score 15000 worldwide runs across formats in 333 innings, improving Hashim Amla's record of 336 innings.