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Pakistan beat World XI by 20 runs in first Independence Cup clash

LAHORE: Pakistan Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving international cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match before excited crowds amid tight security.

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The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the International Cricket Council, is only the second time Pakistan has hosted an international match since March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven players and staff.

Highlights of World XI batting

“I came here early to watch the teams come but that was not possible due to security so I only watched them in the ground and it made my day,” said spectator Azfar Ali.

Pakistan, sent into bat by World XI skipper Faf du Plessis, notched 197-5 with Babar Azam hitting a rapid 52-ball 86. His career best Twenty20 score had ten boundaries and two sixes.

Azam added 122 for the second wicket with Ahmed Shehzad (39) as Pakistan built on the loss of opener Fakhar Zaman for eight.

Shoaib Malik smashed a 20-ball 38 with two sixes and four boundaries to give the final touches to the innings.

The World XI started off well with Tamim Iqbal hitting 18 with three boundaries and Hashim Amla smashing three boundaries and a six in his 17-ball 26 but left-arm pacer Rumman Raees dismissed both in the same over to put the brakes on their innings

Skipper Faf du Plessis hit four boundaries and a six while Darren Sammy smashed three sixes — both scoring 29 — but were unable to see their team through.

For Pakistan, paceman Sohail Khan and leg-spinner Shadab Khan finished with two wickets apiece.

World XI skipper du Plessis blamed his dismissal for the team’s loss.

“I needed to get a 50 or 60 for us to win,” he said, adding that it was “great to play in front of the Pakistani fans”.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed thanked the crowd.

“It was a historic occasion and I thank the crowd for coming in good numbers,” said Ahmed.

“It was a very important match and I think no praise is too high for our players, especially Azam.”

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Pakistan hopes the series will help end their international isolation, with Sri Lanka due to play a Twenty20 in October followed by three Twenty20 internationals against the West Indies in November.

Tuesday marked the first time that five of the Pakistan players — Ashraf, Zaman, Shadab, Raees and Hasan Ali — played an international match on home soil.

 


After eight years of isolation, Pakistan cricket team faced star-studded World XI team featuring international players before home crowd.

 

 

 

Fixtures

1st T20I, September 12, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore  at 7:00PM

2nd T20I, September 13, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore at 7:00PM

3rd T20I,  September 15, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore at 7:00PM

LIVE UPDATES

World XI: 177/6

OVER 20: Hasan Ali (6-0-1-1-wk-4)

Thisara Perera: 17 (11)

Darren Sammy: 29 (16)

OVER 19: Rumman Raees (0-0-6-0-6-1)

Thisara Perera: 17 (11)

Darren Sammy: 16 (10)

OVER 18: Hasan Ali (1-0-0-1-0-1)

Thisara Perera: 16 (10)

Darren Sammy: 4 (5)

OVER 17: Sohail Khan (4-2-wk-1-1-1)

Thisara Perera: 15 (7)

Darren Sammy: 2 (2)

Grant Elliott: 14 (8)

OVER 16: Rumman Raees (0-1-1-1-4-4-4)

Grant Elliott: 8 (5)

Thisara Perera: 14 (6)

OVER 15: Shadab Khan (2-4-1-6-wk-1)

David Miller: 9 (7)

Grant Elliott: 7 (4)

Thisara Perera: 1 (1)

OVER 14: Sohail Khan (0-1-wk-1-1-0)

Tim Paine: 25 (25)

David Miller: 3 (5)

Grant Elliott: 0 (1)

OVER 13: Shadab Khan (1-0-wk-1-0-1-4)

Tim Paine: 25 (24)

David Miller: 1 (1)

Faf du Plessis: 29 (18)

OVER 12: Hasan Ali (4-0-4-6-4-4)

Tim Paine: 20 (21)

Faf du Plessis: 29 (16)

OVER 11: Shadab Khan (1-1-0-6-1-1)

Tim Paine: 20 (21)

Faf du Plessis: 11 (10)

OVER 10: Imad Wasim (1-1-0-1-1-4)

Tim Paine: 12 (17)

Faf du Plessis: 9 (8)

OVER 9: Shadab Khan (0-0-0-1-0-1)

Tim Paine: 10 (15)

Faf du Plessis: 3 (4)

OVER 8: Imad Wasim (0-0-0-1-1-1)

Tim Paine: 9 (11)

Faf du Plessis: 2 (2)

OVER 7: Faheem Ashraf (4-0-0-1-1-1)

Tim Paine: 7 (6)

Faf du Plessis: 1 (1)

OVER 6: Rumman Raees (4-wk-1-4-0-wk)

Tamim Iqbal: 18 (18)
Hashim Amla: 26 (17)

Tim Paine: 1 (1)

OVER 5: Hasan Ali (0-1-1-4-4-0)

Tamim Iqbal: 14 (16)
Hashim Amla: 22 (14)

OVER 4- Sohail Khan- (0-4-4-0-0-1-1)

Tamim Iqbal 13
Hashim Amla 13

OVER 3 – Imad Wasim (1-0-0-0-6-0)

Tamim Iqbal  4

Hashim Amla 12

OVER 2- Sohail Khan- (0-1-4-1-0-1)

Tamim Iqbal 3
Hashim Amla 6

OVER 1- Imad Wasim (0-0 wide-1-1-0-0-1)

Hashim Amla 1

Tamim Iqbal 2

World XI starts its innings with Tamim Iqbal and Hashim Amla in the middle

Pakistan: 197/5

Over 20: Thisara Perera (6-wk-1-6-2-6)

Faheem Ashraf: 0 (1)

Shoaib Malik: 38 (20)

Imad Wasim: 15 (4)

Over 19:  Ben Cutting (4-4-4-1-1-1)

Shoaib Malik: 32 (18)

Imad Wasim: 1 (1)

Over 18:  Thisara Perera (1-0-6-4-1-wk)

Shoaib Malik: 18 (13)

Sarfraz Ahmed: 4 (5)

Over 17: Morne Morkel (1-1-1-1-1-1)

Shoaib Malik: 7 (9)

Sarfraz Ahmed: 3 (3)

Over 16: Imran Tahir (1-1-5-1-1-wk-1)

Babar Azam:  86 (52)

Shoaib Malik: 4 (6)

Sarfraz Ahmed: 0 (0)

Over 15: Ben Cutting (wk-1-1-1-0-0)

Babar Azam:  84 (49)

Shoaib Malik: 1 (3)

Ahmed Shehzad: 39 (34)

Over 14: Darren Sammy (1-1-2-1-6-2)

Babar Azam:  82 (47)

Ahmed Shehzad: 39 (33)

Over 13: Morné Morkel (1-2-2-4-1-1)

Babar Azam:  73 (44)

Ahmed Shehzad: 35 (30)

Over 12: Darren Sammy (4-1-1-0-1-4)

Babar Azam:  64 (40)

Ahmed Shehzad: 33 (28)

Over 11: Imran Tahir (1-1-1-1-0-6)

Babar Azam:  59 (38)

Ahmed Shehzad: 27 (24)

Over 10: Grant Elliott (4-1-1-1-1-1)

Babar Azam:  51 (34)

Ahmed Shehzad: 25 (22)

Over 9: Imran Tahir (1-1-2-1-0-1)

Babar Azam:  44 (30)

Ahmed Shehzad: 23 (20)

Over 8: Grant Elliott (1-1-1-4-1-0)

Babar Azam:  42 (27)

Ahmed Shehzad: 19 (17)

Over 7: Ben Cutting (4-4-2-1-1-1)

Babar Azam:  40 (24)

Ahmed Shehzad: 13 (14)

Over 6: Imran Tahir (1-4-0-2-1-0)

Babar Azam:  28 (19)

Ahmed Shehzad: 12 (13)

Over 5: Ben Cutting (1-1-0-2-1-1-1)

Babar Azam:  21 (15)

Ahmed Shehzad: 11 (11)

Over 4: Thisara Perera (0-1-0-4-1-4)

Babar Azam:  19 (13)

Ahmed Shehzad: 7 (7)

Over 3: Morné Morkel (1-0-2-0-0-0)

Babar Azam:  14 (10)

Ahmed Shehzad: 2 (4)

Over 2: Thisara Perera (0-0-1-4-4-0)

Babar Azam:  12(5)

Ahmed Shehzad: 1 (3)

Over 01: Morné Morkel (4-4-0-wk-4-0 )

Fakhar Zamar: 8 (4)

Babar Azam:  4(2)

Ahmed Shehzad: 0 (0)

 

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