Hashim Amla and Robin Peterson have been ruled out of the third and final One-Day International against New Zealand in Potchefstroom due to injury.
Dean Elgar has been added to the squad as cover for Amla, who has a thigh strain while Peterson split the webbing on his right hand during the second game and will be replaced by Aaron Phangiso.
It would be tempting to mention the c-word, but perhaps focussing on the five run-outs that caused South Africa's capitulation from a match-winning position to one of defeat would be more appropriate. Of the five, one was farcical, one was unlucky, while the other three were a combination of poor judgement and good ground fielding from New Zealand.
South African batsman Hashim Amla has been ruled out of the second One-Day International against New Zealand due to a right thigh strain.
His late withdrawal adds more pressure to an already understrength batting line-up due to the absence through suspension of captain AB de Villiers.
Few would have predicted New Zealand's dramatic one-wicket win in the opening One-Day International in Paarl and their successful run chase will have given South Africa plenty to think about ahead of the second game in Kimberley.
Not least, how to deal with the loss of AB de Villiers after he was handed a two-game suspension as punishment for the time taken by South Africa in the field as they battled in vain to prevent an upset.
South African batsman David Miller was for some an unexpected choice to replace the suspended AB de Villiers for the next two One-Day Internationals against New Zealand.
He says it is an honour to be back in the squad for the first time since 2011 and he is keen to make sure he takes this latest opportunity.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been hit with a two-match ban after his side were found to be guilty of maintaining a significantly slow over-rate during yesterday's ODI defeat to New Zealand in Paarl.
De Villiers will miss the final two matches in the series in Kimberley and Potchefstroom, which South Africa must win, and is expected to be replaced as captain by Faf du Plessis.
A calm unbeaten 47 from James Franklin helped New Zealand win a thrilling, low-scoring and slightly unusual opening One-Day International against South Africa.
The Black Caps' policy of packing their side with all-rounders paid dividends as Nathan McCullum, coming in at number nine, and Kyle Mills, at number 10, added stands worth 35 and 47 with Franklin after New Zealand had found themselves 105 for seven.
South African One-Day International captain AB de Villiers is looking to use the upcoming series against New Zealand as an opportunity to further develop his captaincy skills.
By handing the gloves to Quinton de Kock, it will give him a new perspective having previously captained from behind the stumps, something he admits is not always easy, particularly when communicating with his players.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Chief Executive Officer David White has issued a statement backing the New Zealand team management as the controversy surrounding Ross Taylor's removal as captaincy continues to make headlines.
Ross Taylor opted out of the tour of South Africa after coach Mike Hesson decided to hand the limited overs captaincy to Brendon McCullum.
South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has targeted 2013 as a year in which the Proteas must improve their One-Day International record.
Since taking charge in 2011, South Africa have won nine out of the 15 games they have played and for Kirsten, a win record of 60 percent is not enough.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have recruited former international wicket-keeper Mark Boucher to mentor Quinton de Kock, who will keep wicket in the first One-Day International against New Zealand on Saturday (19th January).
CSA have opted to give regular wicket-keeper AB de Villiers a break for the series, with de Kock set to spend time with Boucher before the 20-year-old takes over the gloves in Paarl.
We look back at the second Test between South Africa and New Zealand in Port Elizabeth.
Dale Steyn carried off the man of the match award after bowling something like at his best as South Africa won the second game by an innings and 193 runs. There were also centuries for Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar as the hosts wasted little time in completing a most comprehensive 2-0 win.
Prior to the fourth day of this Test, Dale Steyn had offered the view that if South Africa could pick up one wicket with the old ball, he would be able to finish New Zealand with off with the new one in short order.
Jacques Kallis duly obliged by removing Dean Brownlie and Steyn delivered on his promise as South Africa dismissed New Zealand for 211 to complete an innings-and-193-run victory and with it the most comprehensive of 2-0 series wins.
New Zealand's injury problems continue to mount and they have sent for Neil Wagner to replace Adam Milne ahead of the One-Day International series in South Africa.
Milne has suffered a recurrence of a lower leg problem while James Franklin was ruled out of the second and final Test with a hamstring injury.
Experienced all-rounder Grant Elliott has been called up to replace Corey Anderson in New Zealand's One-Day International squad.
Anderson has suffered a fracture to his left thumb and will play no part in the three-match series with South Africa, which gets underway on 19th January in Paarl.
All-rounder Vernon Philander has been ruled out of South Africa's second Test against New Zealand with a persistent left hamstring injury.
Philander suffered the injury on the final day of the first Test in Cape Town - which South Africa won by an innings to go 1-0 up in the two-match series - and has not recovered sufficiently.
Most of the headlines from the past week have focused on New Zealand's capitulation in the first session of the first Test against South Africa. The man who was most responsible for bowling the tourists out for their lowest Test total since 1974 - Vernon Philander - is adjudged as the winner of this week's award.
South Africa have named four uncapped players in their One-Day International squad for the three-match series against New Zealand.
Quinton de Kock, Aaron Phangiso, Farhaan Behardien and Rory Kleinveldt are the four players brought into the squad and all four have either Test (Kleinveldt) or Twenty20 (de Kock, Phangiso, Behardien) experience with the Proteas.
When the end finally came it was a fitting one. What must rank as one of the most disastrous Test matches in New Zealand's history was brought to its conclusion by a tail-end collapse of five for 23 which culminated in the farcical run-out of Chris Martin for a duck, without having faced a ball.
Dean Brownlie and BJ Watling had resisted admirably for much of the first session and after almost two hours of determined batting, New Zealand must have dared to dream of a great escape.
Martin Guptill struck an unbeaten half-century before New Zealand's tour game against the South African Invitational XI ended in a draw in Paarl.
South Africa had moved into a first innings lead, declaring on 359 for seven before the New Zealanders closed their second innings on 117 for two with Guptill on 68.
New Zealand have named five uncapped players in their squad for the three-match One-Day International series against South Africa which follows the two-match Test series next month. Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ronnie Hira and Jimmy Neesham are all included after performing relatively well in the three-match T20 series, which South Africa won 2-1 earlier this week.
South Africa were deserved winners of the three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand.
Henry Davids and Justin Ontong helped set up their winning total of 179 for six with a fast-paced third-wicket partnership, which allowed David Miller and Farhaan Behardien to add late cameos. They then put in a largely disciplined bowling and fielding performance to restrict the Black Caps to just 146 for nine in reply.
Martin Guptill was New Zealand's batting star as they unexpectedly levelled the T20 series in South Africa. Guptill hit the final to the boundary to end on 101 not out and give his side a morale-boosting win ahead of the decider on Boxing Day.
South Africa had posted a respectable 165 for five after being asked to bat as Henry Davids and Faf du Plessis hit half-centuries either side of an hour long interruption caused by a faulty floodlight tower.
South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris has been ruled out of the remainder of the Twenty20 series against New Zealand after sustaining a quad muscle injury during yesterday's opening game, which South Africa won by eight wickets.
Morne Morkel, who was due to join the squad after Christmas, will now link up with them ahead of tomorrow's second game.
It could feel like a long tour of South Africa for New Zealand if their dismal performance in this evening's first Twenty20 International is anything to go by. Shorn of their best batsman and best bowler, they handed debuts to four players and were promptly skittled for 86 by a home side, who were themselves fielding three men on debut.
Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been ruled out of the Twenty20 series against New Zealand, the first match in which is being played in Durban today.
Dr Mohammed Moosajee, the South Africa team manager, said: "Lonwabo complained of pain to his ankle yesterday during practice after bowling 10 balls. He was sent for an MRI scan which revealed bony bruising of the talus bone at the back of his ankle joint."
New Zealand have been dealt a major blow ahead of their Test series against current number one ranked South Africa with the news that Tim Southee has been ruled out after being diagnosed with a ruptured ligament in his thumb.
South Africa's new Twenty20 coach Russell Domingo's first series in charge against New Zealand is bound to come in for plenty of scrutiny but he plans to give all 15 players in his squad playing time.
With AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla absent, the series will afford opportunities to other players to step up and make a case for themselves to be picked on a regular basis.
A cricket betting video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket betting odds as John Pennington and Alastair Symondson look ahead to the Twenty20 International series between England and India as well as South Africa and New Zealand. Fresh from winning the Test series 2-1, a confident England team will take on India who will be glad to get on to the pitch and away from being criticised from all quarters for their performance in the Tests. Neither side is at full strength however, with England missing their captain Stuart Broad as well as James Anderson and Steven Finn, meaning Eoin Morgan will captain and Joe Root, Stuart Meaker and James Harris will be looking to impress.
Although AB de Villiers' withdrawal from South Africa's Twenty20 International squad leaves the team short of experience, it does provide opportunities for other players to prove their worth.
The likes of Farhaan Behardien, David Miller and Justin Ontong are likely to be given their chance as Russell Domingo takes charge of his first matches since assuming control of the Twenty20 International team.
Two of the uncapped players in New Zealand's Twenty20 squad played starring roles as they beat South Africa A in their solitary warm-up match before the first Twenty20 International on Friday.
Auckland's Colin Munro top-scored for them in stuttering batting performance with 39 off 27 balls, while his state team-mate Mitchell McClenaghan took three cheap South Africa wickets.
South African all-rounder AB de Villiers has withdrawn from the Twenty International series against New Zealand to rest ahead of the Test series that begins next year.
Although de Villiers had been named in the squad, he was not due to take on his normal role as captain but after a busy year, he requested to be excused from the series.
South Africa have kept faith in the team that beat Australia in Perth earlier this month in naming a 13-man squad to take on New Zealand in two Tests in January.
The 11 players that won by 309 runs to take a 1-0 series win at the WACA are joined by Jacques Rudolph and Rory Kleinveldt as leg-spinner Imran Tahir is left out.
Francois du Plessis will captain South Africa in their three-match Twenty20 International series against New Zealand as AB de Villiers is rested.
South Africa's rotation policy will see de Villiers step down as captain with Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla absent as four uncapped players have been included the squad.
A side strain has ruled Mark Gillespie out of New Zealand's Twenty20 International series in South Africa and he has been replaced in the squad by Michael Bates.
Gillespie hadn't even joined up with the squad having himself been named as a replacement for Adam Milne, who suffered an Achilles injury.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that Russell Domingo will take over day-to-day coaching of the Twenty20 International side.
Current head coach Gary Kirsten will remain in charge of the Test and One-Day International teams and be accountable for all three squads.
Brendon McCullum will captain New Zealand during their tour of South Africa while previous skipper Ross Taylor takes a break from international cricket.
McCullum was handed the limited overs captaincy as per a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Board decision but Taylor declined the opportunity to retain the Test leadership, resulting in McCullum taking on captaincy of all three teams.