World XI bowl in decider; Hasan Ali returns for Pakistan

Anita Tucker
September 16, 2017

The twenty20 series of three-match between Pakistan and world XI score is 1-1.

World XI won the second match of T20 series by 7 wickets which leveled the series.

Pakistan has shown the cricketing arena that safety is not an issue anymore when it hosted the three game T20 series against a World XI side in Lahore. The series also marked another step towards revival of worldwide cricket in Pakistan. However, ultimately, it was Pakistan who won the final by 33 runs and lifted the Independence Cup.

Pakistan vs World XI, 3rd T20, Lahore, will start at 7.30 pm IST on Friday.

Came to chase down the total, World XI never looked in the contention as they lost their batsmen at regular intervals.

Ahmed Shehzad was the standout performer with a brilliant knock of 89 off just 55 balls during the third and final Twenty20 global match.

Earlier, Pakistan, sent into bat by the World XI, scored 183-4.

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Left-hander Fakhar Zaman (21) hit Australian seamer Ben Cutting for three boundaries in the second over of the innings but was trapped leg before wicket by West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree (2-31). Complete revival calls for a full-fledged series, including Test and 50-over matches against an global team.

Heaping praise over the efforts of the security agencies in providing top-notch security for the Independence Cup, the ICC chief executive had also said that they would continue to financially assist the security company which is looking after the events in Pakistan for three more years.

Grant even conveyed his feelings that he is hopeful that Pakistan will soon be able to play Test cricket on its home soil.

No top Test playing nation has visited Pakistan due to security concerns since the deadly attack on the Sri Lankan team in which at least six Pakistani policemen were killed.

World XI: 1. Hashim Amla, 2.

The series was arranged as part of Pakistan's efforts to bring back worldwide cricket to the country, which has only hosted Zimbabwe for a limited-over series in 2015.

Sethi said Sri Lanka had also agreed to play a one-off T20 global in Lahore on October 29, though he was still holding out hope for two matches.

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