Ahmed Shehzad © Getty Images
Ahmed Shehzad © Getty Images

Pakistan made a cautious start to their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match against South Africa at the Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand in Pool B. Pakistan were 18 for no loss after six overs with both their openers looking confident. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES AND COMMENTARY: Pakistan vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Sarfraz Ahmed, who came in place of Nasir Jamshed looked extremely confident with his approach as he stood outside the crease and played the ball on the up. He got the first boundary of the match — a flick on the leg side off Kyle Abbott and also looked to rotate the strike. LIVE CRICKET BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY AND SCORE UPDATES: Pakistan vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

After five overs, Shehzad was unbeaten on eight off 20 balls while Sarfraz was on nine not out off 18 deliveries. In act, Shehzad scored his first run in the game only on the eighth ball that he faced in this innings.

Earlier, South Africa won the toss and elected to field against Pakistan in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match at the Eden Park in Auckland. While South Africa drafted in JP Duminy in place of Farhaan Behardien, Pakistan made two changes: Younis Khan was brought back in place of the injured Haris Sohail and struggling Nasir Jamshed had to make way for Srafraz Ahmed.