South Africa pacer Kagiso Rabada, who likes to scalp Virat Kohli more than any other batsman, was on Wednesday paid heavily after sledging the India skipper in the first innings of the third ODI at Newlands, Cape Town.
After being given out on duck following an LBW appeal by Rabada, Kohli reviewed the decision and saved himself to score an unbeaten 160-run knock to propel the visitors to 303/6.
Coming to chase, South Africa suffered jolts at regular intervals and were folded for 179 runs. India won the third ODI by 124 runs to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the six-match series.
Watch: How Kohli reacted to Rabada's sledging in Cape Town
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Rabada was seen sledging Kohli after the on-field umpire adjudged Kohli LBW. The Indian captain, who is known for his aggressiveness, gave Rabada a death stare. After umpire overturned his decision, Kohli had a laugh and went on to score a remarkable knock.
The Kohli-Rabada rivalry has been the biggest delight of the series so far. The 22-year-old speedster has dismissed Kohli twice in the series so far.