Pakistan set 186 run targets for South Africa in a must-win game World cup game for green shirts.
Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan each scored fifty runs to help Pakistan reach their target after Babar Azam elected to bat first at the toss.
Injured Fakhar Zaman has been replaced by Mohammad Haris in the Pakistani lineup, while back spasms have forced David Miller to withdraw from this game for South Africa. Heinrich Klaasen steps in to take the left-hander’s spot.
With only two points from three games, Pakistan is positioned fifth in Group 2.
The green team requires winning all remaining matches and hopes either Zimbabwe beats India or the Netherlands upsets South Africa.
In total T20I played between both teams, Pakistan has won 11, and South Africa has won 10 matches so far.
In ICC T20 World Cup, Pakistan has beaten the Proteas in all 3 matches so far.
Pakistan team: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi
South Africa team: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Tristan Stubbs, Heinrich Klaasen, Rilee Rossouw, Wayne Parnell, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.