Proteas skipper AB de Villiers think his side fought back well even though they lost the fourth ODI to Pakistan.
South Africa struggled with the bat early on in their fourth one-day international against Pakistan, losing two wickets from the first two balls on the day.
Batsmen de Villiers and David Miller gave their side a fighting chance with half-centuries but the eventual total of 234-9 was not enough.
Pakistan reached their target with eight balls to spare with opener Imran Farhat top-scoring with 93.
There is all to play for now the series is level at 2-2, with the final and deciding ODI to be played in Benoni on Sunday.