Pakistan clinched a one wicket win over South African Invitation XI in their one and only warm-up game before the first ODI this Sunday.
Led by the highly-rated de Kock's 65, SA Inv XI posted a daunting target of 267 for Pakistan to chase.
Imran Farhat scored 40 and Kamran Akmal batting at number three top-scored with 47(49). However it came down to the lower-order in the form of the aggressive Shahid Afridi 29(19), Abdur Rehman 35*(58), Umar Gul 30(35) and Junaid Khan 9*(9) to clinch a one-wicket win, with two balls to spare.
The Pakistani think-tank will continue to worry about the brittle middle order as Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik mustered 26 runs between them, including a duck for Younis.
Pakistan will now move on to Bloemfontein to face South Africa on 10th March in the first of five ODI's