Scotland’s hopes of a second big win in three days were dashed by Sarfraz Ahmed’s Pakistan.
The Scots, who beat England in Sunday’s one-day international, lost by 48 runs in the first of two T20 internationals with Pakistan in Edinburgh.
An unbeaten 89 from captain Sarfraz helped the tourists reach 204-4.
Home skipper Kyle Coetzer posted 31 while Michael Leask top-scored with 38 not out as Scotland fell short, closing on 156-6.
The second match in the series takes place on Wednesday, also at The Grange.
Sarfraz racked up his impressive score from just 49 balls, with Shoaib Malik also hitting a half-century before Ali Evans claimed his third wicket.
Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan took two wickets each as Scotland replied, with George Munsey (25) dismissed early on and Callum MacLeod, who hit 140 in Sunday’s historic win over England, lbw for 12. (BBC Sport)