AB de Villiers calmly guided his side to a tense four-wicket victory over New Zealand with one ball to spare in a rain-affected first ODI in Hamilton on Sunday.
South Africa will look to start the ODI series on a positive note and avenge their ICC World Cup 2015 semi-final loss against New Zealand.
World No.1 T20 spinner Imran Tahir was the destroyer as South Africa began their tour of New Zealand with an emphatic 78-run victory on Friday.
World Cup memories set to rekindle as strong Proteas take on formidable Kiwis in T20 at Eden Park, Auckland on Friday.
In-form opening batsman Martin Guptill will miss the first three matches after suffering a hamstring injury, officials said Wednesday.
NZC on Tuesday shifted fourth one-dayer between the Black Caps and South Africa to Hamilton due to inadequate drainage at the original venue in Napier.
New Zealand senior batsman Ross Taylor has again been kept out of the New Zealand Twenty20 squad named Sunday to play South Africa on Friday.
South Africa on Wednesday retained the squad that has outplayed Sri Lanka in a one-day series for the limited-overs section of a tour of New Zealand starting next week.
Ab De Villier said his main goal for the rest of his career was to lead South Africa at the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England.
The Blackcaps host South Africa, Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh in 2016-17.