Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first. The condition was little bit overcast and the Pakistani bowlers took full advantage of it.
Junaid Khan got the wicket of great Hashim Amla in very first over. The second batsman was got run out. After that the wickets of South Africa was falling continuously they lost 7 wickets on just 83 runs.
Thanks to Paul Dominy and Maclaren who made the partnership of 94 runs and save the African from destruction. Dominy made 43 and Maclaren 55. South African could make 202 in 50 overs.
The young Pakistani talented fast bowler Asad Ali impressed to all with his seam discipline bowling performance. Wahab and Asad Ali took 3 wickets each and Junaid did take 2.
Pakistani openers started really well to chase the target of 203 against outstanding bowling attack. Nasir Jamshed unluckily got run out and Muhammad Hafeez who played wonderful knock and retired by making more than 50 runs. Pakistani got the target in 45.03 overs with 07 wickets left.
This was really good start by Pakistani team in England. It will definitely take up the confidence of the players. It is expecting that Pakistani batsman may not perform well because non-suitable condition in England. However such kinds of start before going to tournament started will help team Pakistan,