South Africa v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Port Elizabeth October 29, 2005

Rudolph added to South Africa squad

Cricinfo staff

Jacques Rudolph has been called up to the South African squad for the third one-day international against New Zealand in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Dippenaar was ruled out of the remainder of the series, and the tour of India, with a wrist injury which will require surgery.

South Africa used Andrew Puttick, the Cape Cobras left-hander, as an emergency replacement for the second match on Friday after Dippenaar was ruled out just before play began, but he was bowled for a fifth-ball duck by Shane Bond.

Rudolph, 24, has played 39 ODIs and he led South Africa A on their tour of Sri Lanka in September. Haroon Lorgat, the convenor of selectors, said he was a natural replacement for Dippenaar. "Jacques had a good A tour of Sri Lanka and would have learnt much about taking responsibility through the captaincy experience on the sub-continent."

South Africa lead the five match series against New Zealand 2-0 following their 19-run win at Cape Town.