14 Nov 2013

Proteas thump Pakistan

8:29 am on 14 November 2013

The South African cricketers have beaten Pakistan by nine wickets in the first Twenty20 international in Dubai.

South African pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Lonwabo Tsotsobe picked up five wickets for 24 runs between them to restrict Pakistan to 98 for nine in their 20 overs.

Young firebrand Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis put on 83 in 73 balls for the second wicket as the Proteas coasted past their victory target in 14 and a half overs.

The second Twenty20 international will be played at the same venue on Saturday morning.