27 Oct 2010

Proteas beat Pakistan in opening Twenty20 match

10:31 am on 27 October 2010

The South African cricketers have beaten Pakistan by six wickets in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in Abu Dhabi.

Paceman Lonwabo Tsotsobe and off-spinner Johan Botha took three wickets each as Pakistran were restricted to 119.

Jean-Paul Duminy hit 41 while Colin Ingram was unbeaten on 46 as South Africa reached the target with 10 balls to spare, after losing three early wickets for 26 runs.

The income from the match, which is being played in Abu Dhabi because of security concerns, will go to the flood victims in Pakistan.

The second match is tonight, they'll then play 5 ODI's and 2 tests in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.