South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen (C) and South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen (R) runs between the wickets as Pakistan's Haris Rauf (L) looks on during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion on 2 April 2021
South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen (C) and South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen (R) runs between the wickets as Pakistan's Haris Rauf (L) looks on during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion on 2 April 2021AFP

Pakistan won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in the first one-day international at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam said the presence of some moisture in the pitch influenced his decision to bowl first. Pakistan gave a first cap to batsman Danish Aziz.

Temba Bavuma, captaining South Africa for the first time, said South Africa would seek to post a total of about 280.

"There might be something in the wicket for the bowlers but on this ground we can score quite a lot at the end if there are wickets in hand."

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Both teams opted for pace-based bowling attacks, with three specialist fast bowlers, one spinner and a seam-bowling all-rounder.

The three-match series is part of the International Cricket Council's World Cup Super League.

Teams:

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South Africa: Temba Bavuma (capt), Quinton de Kock (wkt), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan (wkt), Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf

Umpires: Marais Erasmus, Adrian Holdstock (both RSA)

TV umpire: Allahudien Paleker (RSA)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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