South Africa raced to a nine-wicket win over Pakistan in the first Twenty20 international in Dubai.
Pakistan's struggling batting line-up could muster only 98-9 after winning the toss, although that actually represented a recovery of sorts after they had been reduced to 4-3 in the second over.
Left-arm paceman Lonwabo Tsotsobe (2-9) removed Ahmed Shehzad for a duck with the fifth ball of the match and Dale Steyn followed up in the second over with the wickets of Sohaib Maqsood (4) and Mohammad Hafeez (0).
Umar Akmal offered a note of resistance with 49 off 41 balls - Shoaib Malik's 12 was the next highest score - before being run out in the final over, while fast bowler Steyn finished with 3-15.
South Africa, who won the preceding ODI series 4-1 helped by regular Pakistan batting collapses, overhauled their target midway through the 15th over for the loss of just Hashim Amla.
Amla was bowled for 13 by left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir (1-21) in the third over but Quinton de Kock (48no) combined with his captain Faf du Plessis (37no) in an unbroken 83-run stand for the second wicket.
The two-match series concludes at the same venue on Friday.