Johannesburg, February 3:
Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman pounded the Pakistan bowlers as South Africa raced to a 10-wicket win in a Twenty20 international here on Friday.
Pakistan struggled to 129 for eight after being sent in, with only two batsmen reaching 20 against South Africaâ€™s all-pace attack. Smith and Bosman went on an all-out attack taking South Africa to 132 for no wicket off only 11.3 overs. It was the highest partnership in the short history of 20-overs internationals.
Smith smashed 71 not out off 40 balls with nine fours and four sixes, finishing the match with a six off Shahid Afridi, while Bosman was unbeaten on 53 off 32 with five fours and two sixes. The two sides meet on Sunday at Centurion in the first of a five-match one-day series.
Alfonso Thomas, who took a wicket with his first ball in international cricket, took 3-25. Smith, playing in his fifth 20-overs international, became the first batsman to score three half-centuries in the shortest form of the game.