2nd T20: WXI Beat Pakistan in a Thriller

2nd T20: WXI Beat Pakistan in a Thriller

Lahore (September 13, 2017): World XI defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in second T20 of three-match series of Independence Cup at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday.
World XI triumph square the series by 1-1. The last and decisive match will be played on September 15.
Thisara Perera hit the winning runs for World XI as they chased the 175-run target in 19.5 overs.
20th Over
WXI 162-3
Thisara Perera
38(16)
Amla
69(53)
Sohail Khan
4-0-44-1
19th Over
WXI 142-3
Amla
69(53)
Thisara Perera
19(10)
Raees
3-0-23-0

18th Over

WXI 134-3
Amla
68(49)
Thisara Perera
12(8)
Sohail Khan
3-0-24-1
17th Over
WXI 124-3
Amla
66(47)
Thisara Perera
4(4)
Raees
2-0-15-0
16th Over
WXI 112-3
Amla
55(42)
Thisara Perera
3(3)
Shadab Khan
4-0-32-0
15th Over
WXI 106-3
du Plessis
20(14)
Amla
52(39)
Mohammad Nawaz
3-0-25-1
14th Over
WXI 96-2
Amla
49(36)
du Plessis
13(11)
Shadab Khan
3-0-26-0
13th Over
WXI 86-2
Amla
47(33)
du Plessis
5(8)
Mohammad Nawaz
2-0-15-0
12th Over
WXI 78-2
Amla
40(29)
du Plessis
4(6)
Shadab Khan
2-0-16-0
11th Over
WXI 72-2
Amla
37(26)
du Plessis
1(3)
Imad Wasim
4-0-27-1
10th Over
WXI 70-1
Paine
10(11)
Amla
36(24)
Shadab Khan
1-0-10-0

9th Over
WXI 60-1
Paine
8(8)
Amla
28(21)
Imad Wasim
3-0-25-0
8th Over
WXI 56-1
Paine
6(5)
Amla
26(18)
Mohammad Nawaz
1-0-7-0
7th Over
WXI 49-1
Paine
1(2)
Amla
24(15)
6th Over
WXI 44-0
Tamim
23(18)
Amla
20(12)
Raees
1-0-3-0

5th Over
WXI 41-0
Amla
18(10)
Tamim
22(14)
Usman Khan
1-0-10-0
4rth Over
WXI 30-0
Tamim
22(13)
Amla
8(5)
Imad Wasim
2-0-21-0
3rd Over
WXI 14-0
Amla
8(5)
Tamim
6(7)
Sohail Khan
1-0-9-0
2nd Over
WXI 5-0
Amla
3(3)
Tamim
2(3)
Imad Wasim
1-0-5-0
1st Over
20th Over

PAK 174-6
Shoaib Malik
39(23)
Sohail Khan
1(1)
Cutting
4-0-52-1
19th Over
PAK 157-5
Sarfraz
0(1)
Shoaib Malik
24(18)
Thisara Perera
3-0-23-2
18th Over
PAK 151-3
Imad Wasim
12(7)
Shoaib Malik
22(16)
Morne Morkel
4-0-20-0
17th Over

OUT! 16.2 Badree to Babar Azam
Watch the match at https://t.co/ssrhnqqgQA#CricketKiHalalala #PAKvWXI pic.twitter.com/FBV0kbYHCf

— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 13, 2017

PAK 138-3
Imad Wasim
1(2)
Shoaib Malik
21(15)
Badree
4-0-31-2
16th Over
PAK 134-2
Shoaib Malik
18(12)
Babar Azam
45(37)
Tahir
3-0-29-1
15th Over
PAK 121-2
Babar Azam
44(36)
Shoaib Malik
7(7)
Badree
3-0-27-1
14th Over
PAK 115-2
Shoaib Malik
4(4)
Babar Azam
41(33)
Cutting
3-0-35-0
13th Over
PAK 106-2
Shoaib Malik
1(1)
Babar Azam
35(30)
Tahir
2-0-16-1
Shoaib Malik, right handed bat, comes to the crease
12th Over
PAK 99-1
Ahmed Shehzad
43(33)
Babar Azam
29(26)
Cutting
2-0-26-0
11th Over
PAK 87-1
Babar Azam
25(22)
Ahmed Shehzad
36(31)
Tahir
1-0-9-0
10th Over
PAK 78-1
Babar Azam
18(18)
Ahmed Shehzad
34(29)
Thisara Perera
2-0-17-0
9th Over
PAK 69-1
Ahmed Shehzad
32(27)
Babar Azam
11(14)
Collingwood
2-0-18-0
8th Over
PAK 55-1
Babar Azam
9(12)
Ahmed Shehzad
21(23)
Thisara Perera
1-0-8-0
7th Over
PAK 47-1
Ahmed Shehzad
18(21)
Babar Azam
4(8)
Collingwood
1-0-4-0
Paul Collingwood, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
6th Over
PAK 43-1
Ahmed Shehzad
16(19)
Babar Azam
2(4)
Morne Morkel
3-0-7-0
5th Over
PAK 42-1
Babar Azam
1(1)
Ahmed Shehzad
16(16)
Badree
2-0-21-1
4th Over
PAK 35-0
Fakhar Zaman
21(11)
Ahmed Shehzad
11(13)
Morne Morkel
2-0-6-0
Morne Morkel [1.0-0-2-0] is back into the attack
3rd Over
PAK 30-0
Ahmed Shehzad
10(10)
Fakhar Zaman
19(8)
Badree
1-0-14-0
Samuel Badree, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
2nd Over
PAK 16-0
Fakhar Zaman
14(6)
Ahmed Shehzad
1(6)
Cutting
1-0-14-0
Ben Cutting, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
1st Over
PAK 2-0
Ahmed Shehzad
0(5)
Fakhar Zaman
1(1)
Morne Morkel
1-0-2-0
Pakistan’s openers walk out. It’s quite windy out there, so your brollies are susceptible in way different to normal. Anyway, Morkel, like yesterday, will want to strike early again. On top of his mark.

Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the second Twenty20 international (T20I) game of the Independence Cup at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday.

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Shortly after the toss, the sky looked overcast as a dust storm swept through the stadium.

Earlier, former Zimbabwe cricketer Pommie Mbangwa remarked that the pitch today looked less dry than yesterday and would likely have more bounce. “It’s a pitch where most teams won’t mind batting second,” he said.

There are two changes to both teams’ lineups, with Pakistan swapping out Faheem Ashraf for Muhammad Nawaz, and Usman Shinwari replacing Hassan Ali.

The World XI have Samuel Badree and Paul Collingwood coming in for Darren Sammy and Grant Elliott.

The World XI today seek to keep the series alive with a comeback following their defeat last night to the green shirts.

Skipper Faf du Plessis at the toss today said: “Obviously we play to win. You don’t rock up on the cricket field to just go out and have fun. This tour is not just about cricket, it’s even beyond.”

However, he added, it was “nice to play some cricket here. Nice to play with a few of the mates.”

On Tuesday night, Babar Azam led an inspired Pakistan side to a 20-run victory in the opening match of the series against the star-studded World XI side.

Man of the Match Babar laid the foundation for Pakistan’s big total with a fluent 52-ball innings laced with 10 boundaries and a brace of sixes.

The batsman lit up Gaddafi Stadium with a brilliant 86 to help Pakistan amass 197-5 in the T20I before the hosts restricted the World XI to 177-7.

It is hoped the World XI’s tour will spark the full return of international cricket to the country and the first match towards that goal didn’t disappoint.

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Final Teams

World XI (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Hashim Amla, Tim Paine(w), Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Paul Collingwood, Thisara Perera, Ben Cutting, Samuel Badree, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Sohail Khan, Usman Khan, Rumman Raees

Du Plessis: We brought in the extra spinner, so we wanted to bat first too. Last night, we gave 20 runs too many. Hopefully we can restrict them. It’s nice to play with a different team, different characters. We play cricket to try and win matches. The nice thing about this tournament is that it’s not just about winning.”

Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bat

Sarfraz: We will bat. The conditions are good, we have made the changes. Hasan has a back issue, so Shinwari comes in. Nawaz is playing today. These are forced changes. It’s a strong team, so we will try to compete again.

Toss time!
Pommy, in his pitch report, reckons that “it’s more sealed” as compared to the first game, so should play a little bit better. He thinks that the captains won’t be unhappy to chase.

Paul Collingwood was left feeling like a kid on Christmas eve yesterday, despite not getting a game. He spoke to the press of how desperately he wanted to take the field. Will he get a chance in today’s encounter? I’m also hearing that Hasan Ali is suffering from a bad back. We’ll wait for the toss for official confirmation of the teams.

What took place yesterday was not just a cricket match, it was something greater. It was a celebration at the Gaddafi Stadium where scores and scores of people rejoiced at the return of something they had once lost. And tonight won’t be any different. Soak it in Pakistan, it’s been a long time coming.

06:00pm local: Can Pakistan register a series win today? Okay, let me rephrase that. Can Pakistan register a series win against World XI at home today? Sounds just about right. Momentum is often a cliche that puts one to sleep, but when two matches are played in two days, momentum, miraculously, sanely, does imbibe more logic. Expect a better show from the du Plessis-led side. Expect even higher decibels at Lahore. Will The World XI persist with Perera, who was expensive yesterday?

Expected Teams:
World XI (From): Tamim Iqbal, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Grant Elliott, Thisara Perera, Tim Paine(w), Ben Cutting, Darren Sammy, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, Samuel Badree, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood

Pakistan (From): Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Sohail Khan, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees, Umar Amin, Mohammad Nawaz, Aamer Yamin, Usman Khan

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