South Africa secure narrow win over Pakistan after rain

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South Africa's JP Duminy (2nd R) is congratulated by team mates after bowling out Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed during their first Twenty20 cricket match in Johannesburg November 20, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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South Africa's JP Duminy (2nd R) is congratulated by team mates after bowling out Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed …

REUTERS - Rain ended an intriguing chase from Pakistan and handed South Africa a four-run victory via the Duckworth/Lewis scoring system in the first Twenty20 international in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Quinton de Kock top-scored with 43 as South Africa posted 153 for seven in their 20 overs having been put into bat by Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez at the Wanderers.

The visitors had reached 60 for two in 9.1 overs when the heavens opened and ended the game with the sub-continent side needing a further 94 to win from 65 balls.

The second and final Twenty20 international will be played in Cape Town on Friday.

(Reporting by Nick Said in Cape Town; editing by Ed Osmond)

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