Pakistan defeated South Africa by two wickets in a group two Super Eights match of the World Twenty20 in Colombo on Friday.

Pakistan restricted the Proteas to 133-6 and then surpassed the target with two balls to spare to make a winning start in the second round.

India and Australia, the other two teams in the group, play in the second match of the double-header at the Premadasa stadium later on Friday night.

Brief scores: South Africa 133-6 in 20 overs; Pakistan 136-8 in 19.4 overs