Pakistan triumphed in Karachi in the first Test as the Proteas saw their winless run continue, despite a valiant fightback.
Pakistan lost both openers early but managed to chase down a target of 88 to win the first Test by seven wickets.
Yasir Shah dazzled with bat and ball as Pakistan took a grip on the first Test against South Africa, helped by a string of late wickets.
Pakistan had the better of the majority of the opening day, but South Africa are on top after reducing Babar Azam's side to 33-4.
New Zealand's Ross Taylor became his country's most capped cricketer in all formats as he hit 70 on day one of the first Test with Pakistan.
Ben Stokes will again play as a specialist batsman in the first Test against a Pakistan side that includes two leg-spinners.
Yasir Shah scored his first career century for Pakistan but the tourists are set for a Test series defeat to Australia in Adelaide.
Yasir Shah can be the leader of Pakistan's new-look bowling attack against Australia, according to Misbah-ul-Haq.
The Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday announced that the list of centrally contracted players has been reduced from 33 to 19.
Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf were axed from Pakistan's Cricket World Cup squad on the back of a punishing series against England.