South Africa beat Pakistan by 28 runs in the 4th one day international of their series in Abu Dhabi on Friday, to take a unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.
Batting first, South Africa reached 266-5 from their 50 overs, with Quinton de Kock scoring a century to lead the charge.
De Kock was eventually dismissed for 112, which came from 135 balls and included nine fours and a six. He shared an opening stand of 87 with Hashim Mahomed Amla, who was the second-biggest contributor to the South Africa cause with an innings of 46 from 50 balls.
Junaid Khan and Mohammad Hafeez took two wickets apiece for Pakistan.
Full South Africa scorecard here:
|De Kock||c Misbah-ul-Haq b Junaid Khan||112|
|Amla||b Mohammad Hafeez||46|
|Du Plessis||c Saeed Ajmal b Mohammad Irfan||10|
|De Villiers||c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan||30|
|Miller||lbw b Mohammad Hafeez||5|
Pakistan's reply got off to a fine start. Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez put on 74 for the first wicket and the early signs were good Pakistan could chase down their target.
Three quick wickets meant a slip to 86-3, but a strong partnership between Sohaib Maqsood and Misbah-ul-Haq steadied the ship and saw both men bring up half-centuries.
Dale Steyn would ultimately bring a close to both of their innings, with the South African opener taking 5-25 in a devastating 10-over spell to effectively crush the Pakistan challenge.
Pakistan survived into the last of their 50 overs, but by the time Ryan McLaren took their last wicket hopes of victory were already extinguished.
|Ahmed Shehzad||run out||43|
|Mohammad Hafeez||b Imran Tahir||33|
|Sohaib Maqsood||c de Villiers b Steyn||56|
|Asad Shafiq||c Morkel b Tsotsobe||1|
|Misbah-ul-Haq||c de Villiers b Steyn||65|
|Sohail Tanvir||c Amla b Steyn||1|
|Umar Akmal||c Morkel b Steyn||22|
|Shahid Afridi||run out||3|
|Saeed Ajmal||b Steyn||0|
|Mohammad Irfan||not out||2|
|Junaid Khan||b McLaren||4|
|TOTAL||238 ALL OUT|
The teams go next to Sharjah Stadium in the United Arab Emirates for the fifth match in the series.
All stats from ESPNCricinfo.