<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-793235" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Untitled-21-1.jpg" alt="" width="638" height="355" /> <p></p> <p></p>Senior campaigner Mohammad Hafeez helped his nerves to guide Pakistan to victory in their first one-day against South Africa on Saturday. Hafeez struck two sixes and eight fours in his 71 from just 63 balls to help Pakistan register a win. Imam ul Haq hit 86 off 101 balls while Babar Azam also chipped in 49 runs. This was Pakistan s highest run-chase against South Africa in South Africa. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, Hashim Amla hit his 27th one-day international century as South Africa made 266 for two in the first of five matches against Pakistan at St George s Park on Saturday. Amla (108 not out) shared a second-wicket partnership of 155 with debutant Rassie van der Dussen (93) but the pair were unable to dominate against steady bowling on a slow pitch. <p></p> <p></p>"It was a tough wicket," Amla told SuperSport television as he left the field at the end of the innings. "You have to bide your time. I think it s a good total." <p></p> <p></p>Although Pakistan were only able to claim two wickets, they bowled well on a windy day, with captain Sarfraz Ahmed juggling his bowlers in short spells. Scoring was slow during the middle overs with seamer Hasan Ali and leg-spinner Shadab Khan bowling particularly well. They took one for 42 and one for 41 respectively in their ten overs. <p></p> <p></p>Amla and Reeza Hendricks (45) put on 82 off 105 balls for the first wicket before Van der Dussen made a slow start in his first one-day international, taking ten balls to score his first run. But the scoring rate picked up and Van der Dussen hit six fours and three sixes in a 101-ball innings. Amla made his runs off 120 balls with seven fours and a six.