30 Oct 2010

Proteas beat Pakistan

6:56 pm on 30 October 2010

Paceman Lonwabo Tsotsobe took four wickets and Jacques Kallis hit an unbeaten 50 to help a disciplined South Africa down Pakistan by eight wickets in the first one-day cricket match at a flat Abu Dhabi Stadium.

Tsotsobe took a career-best four for 27 off his 10 overs to trigger a middle-order collapse and help South Africa dismiss Pakistan for 203, before Kallis saw off the target with nine and a half overs to spare.

The 35-year-old Kallis, back after missing the limited over series against Zimbabwe at home and South Africa's 2-0 win in the Twenty20 series, retired hurt on 66.

The modest target was never beyond South Africa's reach after Pakistan batsmen once again failed to take advantage of a good start on , much to the disappointment of a 10,000 holiday crowd.