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16 September 2017, 01:12 | Percy Christensen

Cricket is in City’s air

Cricket is in City’s air

Report, 2nd T20I: Hashim Amla smashed a half century and Thisara Perera provided an excellent finish with a 19-ball 47 as World XI defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 worldwide on Wednesday.

After World XI won the toss and opting to field, bowlers failed to click as Pakistan's Ahmed Shazad (89) and Babar Azam (48) thrashed the visitors all around the park.

Pakistan is set to host the West Indies in a short three-match Twenty20 series in Lahore at the end of November this year, a top Cricket Board (PCB) official said. "This series has reduced the suffocation as nearly every Pakistani enjoyed watching the cricket", said Mudassir Hussain, a 22-year old cricket lover.

Pakistan will be aiming for to seize the historic Twenty20 worldwide series against the World XI in the intriguing finale on Friday. Hopefully, Pakistan will play Test cricket at home again.

Came to chase down the total, World XI never looked in the contention as they lost their batsmen at regular intervals. Faf du Plessis (capt), 5.

Thisara Perera and David Miller both scored 32 runs each to reduce the margin of defeat.

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In a must-win game for both sides, Faf du Plessis, the World XI captain, called right and chose to bowl, just like he had in the first T20I, even though they ended up losing that game.

Shehzad, who hit eight fours in his 55-ball knock, upped the scoring rate in the last three overs when he smashed three successive sixes off Australian seamer Ben Cutting in the 18th over.

Ahmed missed his second T20 worldwide century when he fell for 89. The World XI did ignite a slight comeback, but that did not last long as Pakistan got another wicket, this time Rumman Raees struck and got Perera's wicket in the 14 over.

LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq waves out to the people while arriving in a traditional rickshaw.

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. It was clear in May 2015, when ICC refused to send any umpires for the series played by Zimbabwe in Lahore.



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