South Africa's Lonwabo Tsotsobe (2nd L) celebrates with his team mates the wicket of Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad during their first Twenty20 international cricket match in Dubai. (Reuters Photo)
Pakistan were restricted to their lowest Twenty20 total in matches with South Africa on Wednesday when they mustered just 98-9 in the first game of the series in Dubai.
Umar Akmal with a 41-ball 49 was the only batsman to put up any resistance in an otherwise chaotic batting display in which four batsmen failed to score after Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat.
Paceman Lonwabo Tsotsobe chipped in with two wickets for the cost of just nine runs in his four tight overs, while Dale Steyn chipped in with two early wickets as Pakistan were reeling at 4-3.
Umar added 29 for the sixth wicket with Abdul Razzaq who made 10, before finally getting run out. He hit four boundaries and a six.
Shoaib Malik made 12 while Shahid Afridi scored ten.
Steyn finished with 3-15 in a hostile four-over pace bowling display.
Pakistan's previous lowest T20 total against South Africa was 119 which they made at Abu Dhabi in 2010.