ICC WT20: South Africa Thump Pakistan In Warm-Up
South Africa 186-7 (Smith 70, Gibbs 42) beat
Pakistan 127 (Ahmed Shahzad 31, Botha 2-19) by 59 runs
ICC World Twenty20 warm-up, Trent Bridge
The last time South Africa played at Trent Bridge, they were hammered by England to such an extent that in a day/night game, the floodlights weren't even switched on, but they were on the other side of such a result when they beat Pakistan by 59 runs in an ICC World Twenty20 warm-up.
Graeme Smith hit 70 as South Africa made their way to 186 for seven before Pakistan were bowled out for 127 with two balls unused in their innings.
Smith, who faced 52 balls, was supportted by Herschelle Gibbs, who made a rapid 42, and Albie Morkel, who made an even more rapid 32 as spinners Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal both claimed two wickets.
Ahmed Shehzad scored 31 from 26 balls for Pakistan but their run chase never got into more than second or third gear as South Africa hit them with regular wickets.
Key men Salman Butt (4), Kamran Akmal (13) and Younus Khan (14) were dismissed cheaply by Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis and Roelof van der Merwe respectively before Misbah-ul-Haq was run out without facing a ball.