South Africa beat Pakistan by six wickets the first Twenty20 international at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Jean-Paul Duminy scored 41 while Colin Ingram hit an unbeaten 46 from 38 balls as South Africa reached the target after losing three early wickets for 26.
Shoaib Akhtar gave Pakistan a good start by taking wickets of opener Loots Bosman and AB de Villiers in the third over. South Africa slipped to 26 for three but Duminy and Colin Ingram rebuilt and brought up their 50 partnership.
Earlier, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Johan Botha took three wickets each to restrict Pakistan to 119 runs.
Misbah-ul-Haq top-scored with 27 with a six and two boundaries. Captain Shahid Afridi 25 runs off just seven balls before getting out to Botha.
The match income will go to flood victims in Pakistan. Over two million people were displaced in the worst-ever floods in Pakistan.