Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli added 62 for the third wicket before Pujara was caught behind off left-arm fast bowler Marco Jansen for 43. Kohli made only 17 off 80 balls during the stand.

Rabada, playing in his 50th Test, produced a superb delivery to have Ajinkya Rahane caught behind for nine.

Kohli hooked Rabada for six but had to withstand some testing bowling from the fast bowler, being beaten outside the off stump several times and edging just short of Aiden Markram at second slip.

The three-match series is tied at 1-1.

South Africa named an unchanged team after winning the second Test in Johannesburg to level the three-match series at 1-1.

India made two changes, with Kohli returning in place of Hanuma Vihari and Umesh Yadav replacing fellow fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, who suffered a hamstring injury in Johannesburg.

Score summary:

India, first innings, 223 (C. Pujara 43, V. Kohli 79; K. Rabada 4-73, M. Jansen 3-55).

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