Middle-order batsman Rassie van Der Dussen’s maiden ODI century helped South Africa recover from a horror start and post a 274-run target for Pakistan in the 1st of three ODIs at Centurion.
After Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl first, South African openers Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram were contained early on by Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain. But once they had settled in and the hard work seemed to have been done, both were dismissed for 20 and 19 respectively.
Van der Dussen’s maiden ODI century was completed in the 47th over. In the end, he finished with a 134-ball 123 and helped his side finish 273-6.