Fast bowler Dwaine Pretorius took a record 5-17 in South Africa's six-wicket victory over Pakistan in their second Twenty20 international.
Pretorius' figures in Saturday's victory were the best by a South African bowler in any T20 international and helped restrict Pakistan to 7-144 after Heinrich Klaasen again won the toss.
A 77-run partnership for the third wicket off 53 balls between Reeza Hendricks (42) and Pite van Biljon (42) scripted Proteas' clinical run-chase as the visitors reached 4-145 in 16.2 overs to end their five-match losing streak.
The third and final game, a decider with the series locked at 1-1, is at Lahore on Sunday.
"We had good plans that we executed quite well," Pretorius said. "I was just trying to mix up my line and length to make sure guys couldn't line me up."
Pakistan captain Babar Azam (5) saw a wretched run in the T20 series continue when Pretorius had him trapped leg before off his second ball.
Babar, who was run out without scoring in Pakistan's three-run win in the first T20, played across the line to a delivery which came into him.
Spinners Tabraiz Shamsi (1-16) and Jon-Jon Smuts (0-20) restrained Pakistan in the middle overs with wrist spinner Shami not conceding a single boundary off his four overs.
"We couldn't score enough runs in the middle overs and couldn't get the partnerships going," Babar said.
"It was a similar wicket as the first match, but we made some mistakes with the ball that cost us."
Pakistan's middle order struggled against both spinners and only Mohammad Rizwan, who scored his first T20I ton on Thursday, again showed promise with a 41-ball 51.
Iftikhar Ahmed (20) and Rizwan tried to force the run rate but both holed out in the deep in Pretorius' return spell.
The right-arm pacer had Khushdil Shah (15) caught behind in his last over before clean bowling Mohammad Nawaz for a duck with a brilliant yorker to better Ryan McLaren's previous South Africa record of 5-19 against the West Indies in 2010 at Antigua.
Shaheen Afridi (2-18) provided Pakistan with two early breakthroughs but both Hendricks and van Biljon dominated with bowlers finding it difficult to grip a wet ball.
David Miller (25 not out) and Klaasen (17 not out) finished the game with 22 balls to spare.