Misbah-ul-Haq and Imran Farhat sailed the ship of Pakistan towards a win as their bowlers restricted South Africa to a reasonable score while bowling first.
Mohammad Irfan tyrannized the strong batting of South Africa with his lethal fast bowling and Misbah-ul-Haq led well by his batting as Pakistan won the game.
The young gun of South Africa, Colin Ingram, murdered the Pakistani bowling with an unbeaten hundred as the hosts humiliated the visitors in the first ODI easily.
The Pakistani batsman showed an improved performance in their second innings while chasing a huge target and they anticipate rain for a draw vs. South Africa.
Pakistan will play three Tests vs. South Africa on their current trip of 2013, and will anticipate winning the series against their hosts to create history.
The Pakistani side had a reasonable practice in the Tour match against the SAf Invit XI before the 1st Test vs. South Africa due to start on February 1, 2013.
A superb bowling by the Indian bowlers supported by an awesome ground fielding defended a low score as the hosts won the first game of the series vs. Pakistan.