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Pakistan warm up with Proteas win

Pakistan defeated South Africa by six wickets as both sides completed their Champions Trophy preparations at The Oval.

Each utilised their full squad during the match, a 15-a-side clash which allowed different batting and bowling XIs.

South Africa stuttered to 202 all out and Misbah-ul-Haq's team chased down their target with 4.3 overs to spare and a minimum of fuss.

Pakistan chose to bowl first and were quickly among the wickets as Junaid Khan dismissed Hashim Amla for a duck with the third ball of the day.

The Proteas' top order continued to struggle against the new balls and when Francois du Plessis was sixth out they had just 61 on the board.

Had they sent in authentic tailenders they would surely have struggled to reach three figures, but instead they opted to give all their batsmen time at the crease and were rewarded with a 94-run stand between JP Duminy and Ryan McClaren.

That helped the total past 200 before McLaren was bowled by Asad Ali for 55, with Duminy the last man out for 43. Asad and Wahab Riaz each returned 3-30.

Pakistan came out aggressively, going after South Africa's much-vaunted seam attack.

Nasir Jamshed hit a six and a four prior to being run out but Imran Farhat, pictured, carried on to make 56 before before becoming the first of two Lonwabo Tsotsobe wickets.

Mohammad Hafeez retired after scoring 54, leaving Misbah and Umar Amin to finish the job with 24 and 27 respectively.

Dale Steyn was given only five overs for South Africa and appeared to struggle with an injury.

The Proteas contest the tournament curtain-raiser with India on Thursday, while Pakistan get under way a day later against West Indies.

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