Johannesburg: South African skipper AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla smashed 238 runs Sunday to set a world-record stand for the third wicket as Proteas scored 343-5 against Pakistan in the third one-day international.
The pair needed only 182 balls to better the mark of237 set by India’s Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar against Kenya at Bristol during the 1999 World Cup.
De Villiers scored 128 off 108 balls with 12 fours and three sixes, while Amla hit 122 off 113 balls with nine fours and a six.
Amla successfully used television review to overturn an lbw decision before South Africa had scored and was dropped on 36.
Mohammad Irfan took 2-34. Wahab Riaz, playing his first ODI in a year, was hammered for 93 runs for the wickets of Amla and Faf du Plessis.
South Africa is wearing a unique pink uniform in support of breast cancer awareness.
South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Rory Kleinveldt, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan.