Imran Tahir took five wickets in the only T20 international he played in against Zimbabwe. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG – Following the last-match washout, South Africa spinner Imran Tahir on Sunday was named Man of the Series on the strength of his five-wicket haul in the opening match of the T20 International Series against Zimbabwe.

The final match between the the Proteas and Zimbabwe at Willowmoore Park, in Benoni, on Sunday afternoon was abandoned without a ball bowled.

Torrential rain made any thought of play impossible.

Tahir took 5/23, the joint second-best performance by a South African bowler in the format, in the opening match at Buffalo Park last Tuesday evening.

The Proteas won the series 2-0.

The next assignment for South Africa is their limited-overs tour to Australia, starting at the beginning of November.

They will play in three one-day internationals and one T20 international, kicking off at the Waca in Perth on November 4.

Proteas Tour Schedule

October 31: Prime Minister’s XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra (D/N)

November 4: 1st ODI, Perth (D/N)

November 9:  2nd ODI, Adelaide Oval (D/N)

November 11: 3rd ODI, Hobart (D/N)

November 14: T20 Tour match, Allan Border Field, Brisbane (Day)

November 17: T20 International, Gold Coast (Night)

African News Agency (ANA)