The Green Shirts became the first and only Asian Side to clinch the ODI series 2-1, against the mighty hosts, South Africa, on November 30, 2013, at Centurion.
The strong batting line up of India surrendered against the fierce fast bowling of South Africa as the hosts won the consecutive game and the series.
One of the best quick bowlers of the world, Dale Steyn, rated the Indian side as a tough opponent but promised to deliver his best in the forthcoming series.
Ahmed Shehzad blasted his third ODI ton, put Pakistan on top while their bowlers finished the game positively against the hosts, South Africa.
The debutants, Bilawal Bhatti along with Anwar Ali, lifted the visiting Green Caps in batting, bowling and won the opening match vs. South Africa.
The Green shirts finally won a game after six consecutive defeats from the Proteas who lost a close encounter in the second Twenty20 at Cape Town.
The composed unit of South Africa continued with their winning streak against out of form Pakistani team which lost the consecutive T20 game at Dubai.
The Proteas continued with their blistering form against the Green Shirts when they outplayed the hosts in all departments of the game in the first Twenty20.
Dale Steyn produced his career’s best spell against Pakistan when he demolished their batting and South Africa grasped the game smoothly at Abu Dhabi.
Graeme Smith powered a double ton whereas AB de Villiers was heading towards the same direction and they guided their team for a possible win vs. Pakistan.