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Ben Stokes rejoined the England squad in New Zealand last week after pleading not guilty in the Bristol magistrates court to a charge of affray.
Earlier in the tour, South Africa took the Test series 2-1, India dominated the one-day internationals 5-1, and now, the T20 International series is all square.
It means Australia have still not been rated the number one T20 side in the world since the shortest form of the game began in 2011.
Both took three wickets in the space of 10 balls to first stop a promising South Africa A batting effort in its tracks and then run through the lower order respectively.
After being put into bat, India reached 188 for four in their 20 overs, their innings anchored by a magnificent 79 from 48 balls by Manish Pandey.
Pandey made a career-best 79 not out off 48 balls while Dhoni thrashed 52 not out off 28 balls.
Australia's bowlers avenged that pasting as they tore through New Zealand's middle order, led by spinner Ashton Agar's career-best T20 figures for three for 27.
Proteas' Kagiso Rabada is now the fifth youngest player in ICC cricket to achieve a No 1 ranking with the top spot he achieved last year.
The first Twenty20 International of the three-game series went the way the one-day internationals did, with India pulling off a 28-run win in Johannesburg.
India leading the T20 three-match series after it restricted South Africa to 175 for 9.
Speaking after his side failed to qualify for the trans-Tasman T20 series final in New Zealand, Bayliss questioned the wisdom of retaining the format at the top level.
A spot in the sixth T20 International of the triangular series final is up for grabs as England takes on New Zealand on Sunday.
South Africa’s batsmen had struggled to bat fluently on a slow pitch but Kohli struck the ball with power and precision to reach his fifty off 36 balls.
India take an unassailable 4-1 lead into Friday's sixth and final game of the ODI series at SuperSport Park, Centurion on Friday.
The run chase eclipsed the 236 for six West Indies achieved in beating South Africa in Johannesburg in 2015.
This is the Proteas’ last ODI of the summer – the next series is against Sri Lanka in July – and will be the last opportunity for fringe players to make a claim for spots.
Mokoena’s effort, the seventh hundred of his career, surpassed his previous franchise best of 108 against the Warriors earlier this season
India’s victory in the fifth one-day international in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday was historic, with it being their first bilateral series victory in South Africa.
Probed about the strength of the Lions, Prince says they will be missing Aaron Phangiso and Reeza Hendricks to call-ups to the South African T20 squad.
South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada now has five demerit points on his disciplinary record.
South Africa coach Ottis Gibson, has taken the reversal on the chin and while he accepted the “good hiding” his team have received.
India took a 4-1 lead over South Africa with one match to play, settting up a comfortable series victory at St George's Park.
South Africa's chances of overhauling India's 274 for seven plummeted when they lost their first three wickets inside the first 13 overs.
There was able support from the rest of India’s top five. Smriti Mandhana provided the initial burst, racing to 28 off 15 balls with three fours and two sixes. would like to send you push notifications.
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