Fifties from JP Duminy and Heinrich Klaasen helped South Africa defeat India by six wickets in Centurion to level the three-match T20 series 1-1.
The hosts have to dig deep to level the three-match T20I series as they face India at Centurion on Wednesday.
India captain becomes only the second batsman to cross the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and ODIs.
Dhawan struck 72 from 39 balls and Bhuvneshwar took a maiden five-wicket haul in T20Is to give India a convincing win over South Africa in Johannesburg.
India dominated the ODI series and appear favourites for the T20I series with the home side missing a host of first-choice players.
Virat Kohli breaks another record as India beat South Africa by eight wickets and lifting the series 5-1.