Pakistan beat South Africa by 5 wickets in the first ODI at St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. After opting to bat first, South African openers Hashim Amla and Reeza Hendricks gave a 82 runs opening stand and later Amla and debutant Rassie van der Dussen added 155 runs for the second wicket but they couldn't accelerate in the end and eventually South Africa could score only 266 runs despite losing only 2 wickets. Hashim Amla scored 108* and van der Dussen played 93 runs knock.
In reply Imam ul Haq and Fakhar Zaman started off well and added 45 runs for the first wicket. After Zaman's wicket, Imam ul Haq and Babar Azam rebuilt the innings and in the end Mohammad Hafeez's 71* runs innings helped his team to get over the line. Mohammad Hafeez was named Man of the Match.
All the major stats and facts from the first ODI between South Africa and Pakistan in Port Elizabeth :
1 - Hashim Amla (108*) scored 27th hundred of his ODI career and first since October 2017.
4 - This was Pakistan's 4th win in 5 ODIs against South Africa in Port Elizabeth and the one game was rained off.
93 - Runs score by Rassie van der Dussen on ODI debut - the fourth highest score for South Africa on ODI debut.
Highest score for South Africa on ODI debut -
124 - Collin Ingram vs ZIM at Bloemfontein, 2010
113 - Temba Bavuma vs IRE at Benoni, 2016
102 - Reeza Hendricks vs SL at Pallekele, 2018
93 - Rassie van der Dussen vs PAK at Port Elizabeth, 2019
66* - Shaun Pollock vs ENG at Cape Town, 1996
101 - Number of sixes Mohammad Hafeez has hit in ODI cricket - only the sixth Pakistani player to hit 100 or more sixes in ODIs.
100 plus sixes for Pakistan in ODIs -
349 - Shahid Afridi
143 - Inzamam ul Haq
124 - Abdul Razzaq
121 - Wasim Akram
111 - Shoaib Malik
101 - Mohammad Hafeez
266/2 - South Africa's score of 266/2 is the lowest ODI score while batting full 50 overs and losing only 2 wickets since World Cup 1992.
Lowest ODI score while batting 50 overs and losing 2 wkts since WC 1992 -
South Africa - 266/2 vs PAK at Port Elizabeth, 2019
England - 288/2 vs IND at Southampton, 2007
West Indies - 304/2 vs SA at Johannesburg, 2004