Kohli's 159-ball knock was studded with 12 boundaries and two biggies.Shikhar Dhawan's breezy 63-ball 76 also added flavours in India's batting.
Virat Kohli slammed a masterful 160 not out to power India to 303/6 in the third ODI against South Africa at a sunlit Newlands on Wednesday.
A target so steep demanded something much more than South Africa have offered so far and the early loss of Hashim Amla only made it tougher.
The win meant India picked up two points towards the ICC Women's Championship in their first game. De Kock has been out of form for a while now, failing to cross 50 even once in eight innings against India across both Tests and ODIs.
Kuldeep broke a unsafe second-wicket stand between Aiden Markram and JP Duminy in his very first over before returning to dismiss Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo and Lungi Ngidi. Undone by the wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, South Africa haven't been helped by the absence of key players due to injuries.
Instead South Africans deserve answers from the dressingroom full of more senior figures, players and coaches alike, who looked down on the unfolding disappointment. Not reading the spinners led to South African batsmen being defensive which pushed the run-rate up. "We bowl slow because the ground is very small and they have big hitters".
South Africa then triggered a mini-collapse in the middle order as India lost three wickets for 48 runs. "Quinton suffered an extreme blow to the left wrist while batting in the second ODI on Sunday and felt severe pain and discomfort".
Despite Rohit Sharma (0) nicking of to Kagiso Rabada (1-54) in the first over, India never looked in trouble. Markram and JP Duminy put on 78 for the second wicket before Markram was deceived by Yadav's second ball and was stumped to start a slide from which the hosts could not recover. You can also check out CricketNext's LIVE blog for all the with score card and all latest action from the match including live scores online, ball-by-ball commentary and analysis. A win for South Africa will see India move back to the second spot.