Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

Pakistan win Independence Cup against World XI

Pakistan       by Mahmood Idrees | Published Pakistan by Mahmood Idrees | Published
Isaac Mcdaniel | 16 September, 2017, 01:13

The game has started and the World XI whose captain is the South African captain Faf du Plessis played their first T20 global on Tuesday at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore against Pakistan.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Geo News during the final match between Pakistan and World XI, Misbah said, "You need to leave things on a good note with your organization, your team and all the people you have worked with".

The partnership ended in the worst possible way with Fakhar Zaman getting run out at the non-striker's end for 27. Pakistan scored 174 runs in the first innings with the help of Ahmed Shehzad (43 runs) and Babar Azam (45 runs).

Buoyed by a 102-run second-wicket stand between opener Ahmed Shehzad and batsman Babar Azam, Pakistan reached 183 for four in their 20 overs before restricting the star-studded World XI team led by South African captain Faf du Plessis to 150 for eight. Hasan Ali's brilliant ball clipped the stumps and Cutting headed back to the pavilion after scoring just 5.

For World XI, Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera scalped two wickets.

WORLD XI: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Samuel Badree, George Bailey, Ben Cutting, Tamim Iqbal, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Thisara Perera, Imran Tahir, Darren Sammy.

With 44 runs required from 12 balls, and with only two wickets remaining, Pakistan was in complete control.

Pakistan win Independence Cup against World XI

Rumman Raees, Imad Wasim and Usman Mir maintained tight lines.

World XI wins the toss and they will field first.

Former cricketer Shahid Afridi has finally received a send off by the Pakistan Cricket Board for his contribution to cricket.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif congratulated Pakistan XI for winning the third T20 match and Independence Cup against the World XI.

Speaking on a television channel last night, Sethi said the itinerary for the matches against West Indies would be announced soon.

He said: "Pakistan is an unavoidable part of the worldwide cricket community and the Pakistani people are very passionate about the game. The tremendous interest of the people in the event is the proof that Pakistanis are a peaceful nation", he said.

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