The Proteas were 159-2 in the 28th over, with De Kock having struck 92 off just 76 balls, including 13 fours, when rain stopped play for the second time at Headingley.
Chasing a mammoth 312 for victory is always an uphill task and India were in a sport of bother when they required 100 from the last 10 overs with Axar and Deepak Hooda at the crease and just five wickets remaining...
The Pakistan-born batsman hit four sixes and eight fours off 127 deliveries and his 201-run fifth-wicket partnership with captain Regis Chakabva turned the tide after Bangladesh posted 290-9 in Harare.
"It has been a fantastic ride with some incredible memories,” said Finch, who played 145 ODI matches, 54 as captain. "I have been extremely fortunate to be a part of some brilliant one-day sides.
"I think so (on ODI cricket being scrapped). In England, you have full houses. In India, Pakistan especially, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa, one-day cricket you are not going to fill the stadiums."
All-rounder Hardik Pandya (4/24) and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's (3/60) superb bowling effort helped India bowl out England for 259 in the series-deciding third and final ODI at Old Trafford.
Reece Topley took 6-24, the best figures by any England bowler in a One-Day International (ODI), as the world champions bounced back to beat India by 100 runs at Lord's on Thursday.
Dhawan's innings off 99 balls with three sixes and ten fours earned him the "Man of the Match" award although the left-handed opener was not too pleased with his team's effort in the field.
Shami, India's pace spearhead, returned figures of 3-18 to help dismiss the Black Caps for 108 after the hosts elected to bowl first in Raipur.