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.