Pakistan win Independence Cup against World XI

Pakistan win Independence Cup against World XI

Pakistan win Independence Cup against World XI

This game is a series decider, as the contest is now leveled 1-1 following the victory of #World Xi in the second match.

Pakistan gave the target of 184 runs to the visitors. Shehzad reached his fifty off 37 deliveries and struck three consecutive sixes in the 18th over to help Pakistan seize the momentum that they lost a bit in the middle. Ben Cutting was the next to go as Hasan Ali uprooted his middle stump for 5 and that opened the floodgates.

For Pakistan, Hasan Ali took two wickets while Imad Wasim, Imad Khan and Rumman Raees chipped in with a wicket each.

World XI: 1. Hashim Amla, 2.

Top-scorer Babar Zaman (45), who hit a career-best 86 in the first game on Tuesday, and Ahmed Shehzad (43) added 59 runs off 39 balls before both holed out in the deep while looking to accelerate the run rate.

Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Shehzad slowly piled on the pressure in the first innings with aggressive knocks, striking up a 61-run partnership.

Later, the World XI team scored 175 runs in 19.5 overs. Other batsmen also contributed well and posted a challenging score.

Pakistan win Independence Cup against World XI

Badree was one of two changes made by World XI along with England's Paul Collingwood - playing his first worldwide since retiring in 2011.

Former Pakistan skipper Misbah Ul- Haq and Shahid Afridi made their presence felt on the ground.

In his message of felicitation, the chief minister said that the players of Pakistan XI have won the Independence Cup by playing marvellously, while according the opportunity of happiness to the people.

In Pakistan, the match will be shown live on PTV Sports, while Willow TV will telecast the game in the United States.

"My personal bond with guys like Mushtaq Ahmed and Muhammad Akram and my brother's experience with the Pakistani players make it particularly special for me to be here".

Irfan was initially suspended for a year by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following the investigations into the spot-fixing allegations in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). "As we host more foreign teams we will have relaxations but without compromising on the security for visiting teams or our players", Sethi said.

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