It was not the silver they had hoped to win, but Pakistan still finished with some booty after they thoroughly outplayed South Africa to win the Plate final by a massive 41 runs. Relegated to the Plate competition after losing to the West Indies and arch-rivals India on day one, Pakistan rebounded to claim the consolation Plate after their batsmen laid the foundation for victory by posting 91 runs - skipper Moin Khan and Mohammed Hafeez among the runs. 'At least we won something in this tournament,' said Moin afterwards. 'We definitely should have won the whole tournament, that's what we came here for. It's disappointing that we didn't get to the Cup, but at the same time it was a great boost for our youngsters.' Moin had hoped his team could win the tournament so as to put a smile back on the faces of his countrymen still coming to terms with the earthquake that has claimed over 40,000 lives. But those hopes were dashed by an average first-day performance. They picked their game up yesterday. After beating Hong Kong easily in the semi-finals, they steamrollered South Africa who, chasing the formidable target, never really recovered after Hafeez claimed the wickets of captain Gerald Dros and Tyron Henderson in his over to have them reeling at 19 for two. Things got worse when Riaz Afridi, 20, bowled a double-wicket maiden to push South Africa further into trouble. 'It is nice to win the Plate, but we could have done better. Our goal was to win the Cup. Unfortunately we got off to a slow start on the first day and it effectively knocked us out of contention,' said Haroon Rashid, Pakistan manager. But there was some good news for the Pakistan team with fans contributing almost $52,000 for the earthquake victims. A bat signed by Indian test star Sachin Tendulkar was also sold for $50,000.