Manchester - South Africa made 77 for five against England after rain reduced the second Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on Monday to a nine overs per side contest.
Hashim Amla was 47 not out off 30 balls, with seven fours, and Jacques Kallis 13 not out off seven with two boundaries after England captain Stuart Broad won the toss and fielded in this floodlit fixture.
South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0.
England: Craig Kieswetter (wicketkeeper), Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Jonathan Bairstow, Samit Patel, Stuart Broad (captain), Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach
South Africa: Richard Levi, Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers (capt/wicketkeeper), JP Duminy, Justin Ontong, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Morné Morkel
Umpires: Richard Illingworth (ENG) and Rob Bailey (ENG)
TV umpire: Tim Robinson (ENG)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)