CENTURION  - After the first T20 was washed out in Durban, the T20 trophy is up for grabs with just one match to be played. Unlike in the Tests, the gulf between the two teams hardly exists and Pakistan may have an upper hand in this format given their record and a new line-up for the new series.
A win for Pakistan will be a much-needed confidence enhancer after the Test-series whitewash and before the three ODIs which will conclude the tour. They have featured in two finals and two semi-finals in the four T20 World Cups but still need to overcome inconsistency and poor form on the current tour. Experience in their T20 side and a win percentage of 59% in 66 matches might turn out as the ingredients they need for the winning recipe. With the addition of their limited-overs expert, Shahid Afridi, in the dressing room, Pakistan will be itching to taste success on this tour and give Gary Kisrten a headache before the ODI series, for which they will have a different captain.
Beating Pakistan in this format won't be as easy for South Africa as it was in the three Tests, as they have a new permanent captain, have rested Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis, and are without an injured JP Duminy - their highest T20 run-scorer in 2012. Faf du Plessis showed his leadership skills with a 2-1 series win against New Zealand in December, but Pakistan are a different kettle of fish, especially with the bowling attack they possess. South Africa also do not enjoy the supremacy in this format as they do in the Tests, ranked No. 5, only one point ahead of Pakistan.
The only change Pakistan have made in their squad from the T20s in India is the inclusion of Wahab Riaz in place of Sohail Tanvir. Riaz was not a part of the Test squad but claims to be fitter now and collected 21 wickets (including a hat-trick) at an average of 12.90 in the Quaid Trophy.
PAKISTAN: Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, 3 M Hafeez (capt), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, M Irfan
SOUTH AFRICA: AB de Villiers (wk), Henry Davids, Faf du Plessis (capt), Justin Ontong, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Kyle Abbott, Ryan McLaren, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.