Abu Dhabi: South Africa's Hashim Amla scored a fighting century but Pakistan still restricted the No. 1-ranked Test team to 245-8 on the opening day of the first Test on Monday. (Match Scorecard)
Amla hit 13 fours in his unbeaten 118 off 250 balls as South Africa's top order collapsed around him against pace and the lower middle-order fell to spinners.
Left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar (3-89), making his debut at the age of 34, bowled 17 wicketless overs before claiming three wickets in the last session.