South Africa defeated Pakistan in a must win game at Edgbaston here Monday to keep themselves alive in the Champions Trophy.
Hashim Amla (81) top-scored in South Africa's 234 for nine and their depleted bowling attack was good enough to dismiss Pakistan for 167 in 45 overs. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (55) batted for long but could not get his team over the line.
It was a crucial game for both teams as they had lost their opening matches of the tournament. South Africa play their last league match against the West Indies June 14 while Pakistan face arch-rivals India June 15.
In Image: South Africa's Hashim Amla plays a shot off the bowling of Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal.