The skipper of the Proteas, AB de Villiers, got back his form with an aggressive fifty while Hashim Amla supported his with a half century as they beat England.
England got back in the ODI series by an interesting win over their arch rivals Australia in the fourth game besides a hat-trick by the quickie, Clint McKay.
The English skipper, Eoin Morgan, led his side from the front and powered a ton followed by the one from Ravi Bopara as England surpassed the Irish target easily.
The determined Englishmen have performed excellently in the on-going 2013 ICC champions Trophy and their team has already registered their place in the final.
The composed English side led by James Tredwell along with Jonathan Trott beat South Africa and forced their way to the final of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
England clinched the final ODI against New Zealand with the assistance of a majestic batting by Ian Bell supported by a fiery innings from Joss Buttler.
The New Zealand skipper, Brendon McCullum, punished the English bowlers at will and led his side to a commanding win in the 2nd T20 as the series was squared.
Suresh Raina played a magnificent match winning knock well assisted by Rohit Sharma as India clinched the 4th ODI vs. England and lifted the series as well.
The lethal bowling power house of India destroyed the strong batting of England and Virat Kohli produced a brilliant knock as the hosts won the match easily.
An all round performance by England earned them a win in the opening ODI of the five match series against India in a close encounter at Rajkot.