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Pakistan vs World XI 2nd Match | 13th September 2017 | Independence Cup 2017

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan

World XI won by 7 wickets
Target: 175

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Pakistan: 174/6 (20.0)
World XI: 175/3 (19.5)

  Commentary

  • That about wraps this one up from our end ladies and gentlemen. Hope you've enjoyed the coverage. Sleep well. Good night.

  • FAF DU PLESSIS: Yeah we needed this to keep the independence cup alive. We made fewer mistakes today with the ball. It was a great innings from Perera. Hashim’s innings was very important. We needed one person to hang around. He got a bit tired towards the end. We just thought that we would take it in our stride because we’re a brand new team. We were disappointed last night but now we’re happy. Our bowlers were much better today. Also our batting was very smart. Hopefully we can do the same in the last game.

  • SARFRAZ AHMED: We knew that it was going to be tough until Amla was around. It’s a great chance for the youngsters in the team to learn from how Amla went about scoring his runs. We had very good score on the board but we were unable to defend it.

  • THISARA PERERA: It’s really a dream come true to be selected for this team. Hash told me to stay till the last moment. I listen to him a lot and it paid off. Every player has a goal and this has been one of mine. The Pakistan crowd was great.

  • Player of the match - Thisara Perera

  • With this win, World XI have levelled the three-match series 1-1.

  • Each of Perera’s five sixes have come off full tosses! That just goes to show how poorly Pakistan have executed their yorkers. 47 from 19 ball is some serious batting. At one stage it looked like Amla would be the one taking them over the line but he got a little tired towards the end but thankfully for World XI, Perera was able to come up with a blinder.

  • World XI won by 7 wickets

  • 19.5 6

    R Raees to T Perera, SIX, Mr Perera, take a bow! That’s a knockout blow. Another full toss came his way and he smacked it over the sight screen. That’s absolutely bludgeoned.

  • 19.4 1

    R Raees to H Amla, 1 run, short, slower ball on the middle. Amla pulls that toward deep backward square.

  • 19.3 2

    R Raees to H Amla, 2 runs, fortune favours Amla yet again. He goes for the big hit off the slower ball. He can only manage a top edge. It falls in no-man’s land. They run a couple.

  • 19.2 1

    R Raees to T Perera, 1 run, that comes off the toe of the bat and it’s dribbling towards long on. They consider a second but Shadab does well to keep it down to one.

  • 19.1 2

    R Raees to T Perera, 2 runs, slower ball on the off stump and it’s absolutely creamed to the long off fielder. There’s a fumble in the deep and they managed an extra run.

  • 19.1 WD

    R Raees to T Perera, WIDE, pressure is getting the better of Pakistan’s bowlers here. Raees bowls that way too wide.

  • WXI - 162/3 (19.0 overs)
    20 Runs

    H Amla : 69(53)

    T Perera : 38(16)

    S Khan : 4-0-44-1

    R Raees : 3-0-23-0

  • 18.6 1

    S Khan to T Perera, 1 run, that’s another yorker. This time Perera can only drill it down the ground to long off.

  • 4th Wicket: 55 runs in 29 balls (Hashim Amla 17*, Thisara Perera 37*)

  • 18.5 6

    S Khan to T Perera, SIX, thank you very much! That’s a full toss at the body and Perera whacks this a long way over the deep backward square fence.

  • 18.4 2

    S Khan to T Perera, 2 runs, Malik has put down a sitter. It was flying to him at long off and he would’ve normally taken that. Who knows how that injury earlier in the day had a part to play in him dropping this one.

  • 18.3 2

    S Khan to T Perera, 2 runs, that’s finally a good yorker. Perera gets that off the bottom of his bat towards long on. They get another couple of runs.

  • 18.3 WD

    S Khan to T Perera, WIDE, Perera has gotten into Sohail’s head. Sohail thinks Perera is going to walk across. He bowls it wide and Perera stays his ground. Sohail's unhappy with that.

  • WXI 150/3 (18.2 ovs)

  • 18.2 2

    S Khan to T Perera, 2 runs, on the pads, another full toss and he has flicked that to deep midwicket. The throw is wide and he’s able to pick up a couple of runs.

  • 18.1 6

    S Khan to T Perera, SIX, Perera is having a party out there. It’s another full toss and he has whacked this one over the long on fence too.

  • WXI - 142/3 (18.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    H Amla : 69(53)

    T Perera : 19(10)

    R Raees : 3-0-23-0

    S Khan : 3-0-24-1

  • 17.6 0

    R Raees to H Amla, no run, an uncharacteristic scoop attempt from Amla. He stands in attention at the stumps and looks to scoop over the keeper. He’s unable to get any bat on the back-of-the-hand delivery.

  • 17.5 0

    R Raees to H Amla, no run, fine ball that. Amla picked the slower ball but wasn't able to gauge the exact pace on the ball. It’s short and Amla doesn’t get the pull away.

  • 17.4 1

    R Raees to T Perera, 1 run, slower short ball and Perera pulls that to midwicket to pick up a run. Perera is making this very interesting.

World XI won by 7 wickets
Target: 175

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Fakhar Zaman lbw b S Badree 21 13 4 0 161.54
Ahmed Shehzad c D Miller b I Tahir 43 34 5 1 126.47
Babar Azam c D Miller b S Badree 45 38 5 0 118.42
Shoaib Malik c P Collingwood b B Cutting 39 23 1 3 169.57
Imad Wasim c I Tahir b T Perera 15 11 2 0 136.36
Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk) c I Tahir b T Perera 0 1 0 0 0.00
Sohail Khan Not Out 1 1 0 0 100.00

Total 174 For 6 Wkts/20.0 Overs(8.7 RPO)

Extras 10 (1 lb, 8 wd, 0 byes, 1 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Morne Morkel 4 0 20 0 5.00 14 0 3
Ben Cutting 4 0 52 1 13.00 3 0 2
Samuel Badree 4 0 31 2 7.75 6 0 1
Paul Collingwood 2 0 18 0 9.00 2 0 1
Thisara Perera 3 0 23 2 7.67 4 1 0
Imran Tahir 3 0 29 1 9.67 4 0 1

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Tamim Iqbal c S Malik b S Khan 23 19 2 1 121.05
Hashim Amla Not Out 72 55 5 2 130.91
Tim Paine (wk) b I Wasim 10 12 1 0 83.33
Faf du Plessis (c) c S Khan b Mohammad Nawaz (3) 20 14 0 2 142.86
*Thisara Perera Not Out 47 19 0 5 247.37

Total 175 For 3 Wkts/19.5 Overs(8.82 RPO)

Extras 3 (1 lb, 2 wd, 0 byes, 0 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Imad Wasim 4 0 27 1 6.75 10 0 0
Sohail Khan 4 0 44 1 11.00 4 0 1
Usman Khan 1 0 10 0 10.00 2 0 0
Rumman Raees 3.5 0 36 0 9.39 7 0 1
Mohammad Nawaz (3) 3 0 25 1 8.33 6 0 0
Shadab Khan 4 0 32 0 8.00 2 0 0

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Pakistan: 174/6 (20.0)
World XI: 175/3 (19.5)

Batting Partnership

WKTS PARTNERS RUNS BALLS FOW OV
1 T Iqbal & H Amla
Tamim Iqbal
4733475.3
2 H Amla & T Paine
Tim Paine
2423719.2
3 H Amla & Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis
352810613.6
4 H Amla & T Perera
6935

175 For 3 Wkts/19.5 Overs

End of the Innings

World XI won by 7 wickets
Target: 175

  Full commentary

  • World XI has put on a much better show with the ball this time around. Pakistan threatened to score more but they managed to hold them back well after looking out of place in the early stages. Even their fielding showed plenty of improvement, barring perhaps that Miller drop off Malik in the final over. We’ll catch you in a brief bit and take you through the run chase.

  • Innings Break

  • PAK - 174/6 (20.0 overs)
    17 Runs

    : 0(0)

    S Khan : 1(1)

    B Cutting : 4-0-52-1

    T Perera : 3-0-23-2

  • 19.6 W

    B Cutting to S Malik, OUT, What a catch! Collingwood has pulled off a stunner at sweeper cover to bring an end to the innings. It’s a full ball on the off stump. Malik opens the bat face and hits it hard. Collingwood dives forward and completed a brilliant catch. S Malik c P Collingwood b B Cutting 39(23) [4s-1] [6s-3]

  • 19.5 6

    B Cutting to S Malik, SIX, that has just cleared the fence. Short of length and Malik has pulled this to the wide long on fence. He didn’t look in control.

  • 19.4 1

    B Cutting to S Khan, 1 run, in the blockhole and Sohail digs this out towards midwicket.

  • 19.3 1

    B Cutting to S Malik, 1 run, how in the world! How did Miller miss that? After two good catches this evening, he has dropped an absolute sitter at deep midwicket. Full toss is hit hard but Malik doesn’t get under it enough. He finds the fielder but fortune favours the former skipper.

  • 19.3 WD

    B Cutting to S Malik, WIDE, that’s poor bowling from Cutting. He attempted a leg-cutter and bowled it well outside the wide line. Malik chased it but pulled out.

  • 19.2 2

    B Cutting to S Malik, 2 runs, swinging full toss on the off stump. Malik swings hard and picks up a couple of runs in the direction of extra cover.

  • 19.1 6

    B Cutting to S Malik, SIX, Malik has somehow managed to muscle that over the backward square fence. He sat back for the short ball and pulled it over.

  • Ben Cutting comes to bowl the next over.

  • Pakistan have scored 14 runs in the last 10 balls and lost two wickets. That's brilliant from World XI's bowlers.

  • PAK - 157/5 (19.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    S Khan : 0(0)

    S Malik : 24(18)

    T Perera : 3-0-23-2

    M Morkel : 4-0-20-0

  • Sohail Khan comes to the crease.

  • 18.6 W

    T Perera to S Ahmed, OUT, Perera has another wicket. He’s having a field day. Sarfraz picks the short ball for the late cut but he ignores that there’s a short third man in place. Tahir holds onto another easy catch. S Ahmed c I Tahir b T Perera 0(1) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 18.5 1

    T Perera to S Malik, 1 run, another length ball on the middle. It's nudged to backward point for a run.

  • Sarfraz Ahmed is the new man in.

  • 18.4 W

    T Perera to I Wasim, OUT, that’s the end of Wasim. Another low full toss from Perera. It’s bang on the middle stump. Wasim some how manages to get some wood on it after exploring all three sticks. He can only muster a leading edge to Tahir at short fine leg. I Wasim c I Tahir b T Perera 15(11) [4s-2] [6s-0]

  • 18.3 1

    T Perera to S Malik, 1 run, length ball on the off stump. Malik waits on the ball and guides it to third man.

  • 18.2 1

    T Perera to I Wasim, 1 run, another low full toss. Wasim can’t quite get under it. He has hit it on the bounce to the long on fielder.

  • 18.1 2

    T Perera to I Wasim, 2 runs, low full toss on the off stump. Wasim gets the ball off the bottom of the bat right back over the bowler’s head. Miller covers ground and fires a throw in.

  • 18.1 NB

    T Perera to I Wasim, no ball, how has he missed this one? It’s a full toss over and he has pulled this straight to the deep square fielder off the toe-end of his bat. The umpire’s are checking for the full-toss over the waist, and replays show that it certainly is. Free-hit time!

  • Thisara Perera into the attack.

  • PAK - 151/3 (18.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    S Malik : 22(16)

    I Wasim : 12(7)

    M Morkel : 4-0-20-0

    S Badree : 4-0-31-2

  • 17.6 1

    M Morkel to I Wasim, 1 run, another slower short-of-length ball. Wasim swings for the pull but he doesn’t get much bat on it. The ball plonks near mid on and he will keep the strike.

  • PAK 150/3 (17.6 ovs)

  • 17.6 WD

    M Morkel to I Wasim, WIDE, Morkel expected Wasim to back away and bowled it wide. Wasim stood his ground and watched the ball go down the leg side for another extra.

  • 17.5 0

    M Morkel to I Wasim, no run, that was not needed. He went for the reverse hit. It was an off-cutter and Wasim didn’t get any bat on it.

  • 17.4 4

    M Morkel to I Wasim, FOUR, Wasim was not in control of that shot but he gets a boundary anyway. It’s a short ball, climbing big on him. Wasim pulls it to the deep backward square fence.

  • 17.3 2

    M Morkel to I Wasim, 2 runs, he makes room and he creams this to long on. The mid on fielder was wisely moved back after the previous boundary. Cutting has to throw in a dive to save that from going to the fence.

  • 17.2 4

    M Morkel to I Wasim, FOUR, quality shot that. It’s too full and Wasim just presents the full face to drive it past mid on.

  • 17.1 1

    M Morkel to S Malik, 1 run, short of length and Malik has nearly chopped this onto his stumps. The ball pings off the patch behind the stumps and dribbles towards short third man.

  • Morne Morkel arrives at the crease.

  • PAK - 138/3 (17.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    I Wasim : 1(2)

    S Malik : 21(15)

    S Badree : 4-0-31-2

    I Tahir : 3-0-29-1

  • 16.6 0

    S Badree to I Wasim, no run, that’s a fitting end to the over. Wasim tries to give him the charge. Badree drags it short. Wasim can’t connect the cross-bat slap. Hits it towards mid off.

  • 16.5 1

    S Badree to S Malik, 1 run, once again Badree has bowled this very well. He saw Malik step out and he fired it into his toes. Malik digs that out towards long off.

  • 16.4 1

    S Badree to I Wasim, 1 run, that’s nicely bowled by Badree. That’s a googly. Wasim leans forward and defends that towards short cover and sets off. A direct hit may have caught Malik out of his ground. The throw is wide.

  • 16.3 1

    S Badree to S Malik, 1 run, into the pads once again. This time, Malik flicks that to the fine leg fielder.

  • Imad Wasim arrives at the crease.

  • 16.2 W

    S Badree to B Azam, OUT, Miller doesn’t miss these. Tossed up and Azam went for the big hit. He cross-batted it. Thick top edge, skies to Miller at long on. He runs in and completes the catch with the reverse cup. B Azam c D Miller b S Badree 45(38) [4s-5] [6s-0]

  • 16.1 1

    S Badree to S Malik, 1 run, Malik made plenty of room even before Badree finished his action. Badree follows and it’s driven to long on powerfully.

  • PAK - 134/2 (16.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    B Azam : 45(37)

    S Malik : 18(12)

    I Tahir : 3-0-29-1

    S Badree : 3-0-27-1

  • 15.6 1

    I Tahir to S Malik, 1 run, that’s a good delivery. A wrong-un on the off. Malik stretches forward and pushes this to long on.

  • 15.6 WD

    I Tahir to S Malik, WIDE, Tahir bowls it very wide. He expected Malik to step out again. Malik doesn’t.

  • 15.5 4

    I Tahir to S Malik, FOUR, that’s a quality shot. Tahir fires it into the pads. Malik doesn’t try and hit it too hard. He just guides that to the fine leg fence

  • 15.4 0

    I Tahir to S Malik, no run, Malik has made a mess of this but he mat be safe here. He stepped out and Tahir bowled it wide. There’s a lot of turn and Paine collects it far away from the stumps. It turned so much that Malik had the time to bring his bat back in time before Paine clipped the bails.

  • 15.3 6

    I Tahir to S Malik, SIX, that’s a great shot from Malik. The biggest of the night. He stepped out and picked the floater and smacked that to the sight screen.

  • 15.2 0

    I Tahir to S Malik, no run,

  • 15.1 1

    I Tahir to B Azam, 1 run,

  • Imran Tahir into the attack.

  • PAK - 121/2 (15.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    S Malik : 7(7)

    B Azam : 44(36)

    S Badree : 3-0-27-1

    B Cutting : 3-0-35-0

  • 14.6 1

    S Badree to B Azam, 1 run, into the pads once again. It’s flicked towards midwicket.

  • 14.5 1

    S Badree to S Malik, 1 run, Malik looks out of position but he manages to nudge that towards point for a quick run off the short ball on the off stump.

  • 14.4 1

    S Badree to B Azam, 1 run, Azam steps down the track and drives that neatly along the ground towards long off.

  • 14.3 1

    S Badree to S Malik, 1 run, floated on the middle. Malik waits and drives that off the back foot towards long on.

  • 14.2 1

    S Badree to B Azam, 1 run, another half-tracker from Badree. He waits on the ball and chops this to the sweeper cover.

  • 14.1 1

    S Badree to S Malik, 1 run, into the pads and it’s pushed towards midwicket for an easy run. Smart cricket this.

  • Samuel Badree has been introduced into the attack.

  • There's a slight drizzle in the air.

  • PAK - 115/2 (14.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    B Azam : 41(33)

    S Malik : 4(4)

    B Cutting : 3-0-35-0

    I Tahir : 2-0-16-1

  • 13.6 1

    B Cutting to S Malik, 1 run, Malik stepped down the track but the ball just slowly pings off the surface. He taps that towards point and picks up a run.

  • 13.5 1

    B Cutting to B Azam, 1 run, that’s a brilliant yorker from Cutting. It’s right in the blockhole and Azam digs this out toward mid on and picks up a run. They were thinking of a second but they wisely abandoned it.

  • 13.4 1

    B Cutting to S Malik, 1 run, the ball is barely kicking up. Malik was expecting to leave the ball but it barely came up to his waist. He cut the jagging ball to third man.

  • 13.3 1

    B Cutting to B Azam, 1 run, another short ball on the middle. Azam pulls this one deep square. He doesn’t quite middle this.

  • 13.2 4

    B Cutting to B Azam, FOUR, not-so-short but on the pads and Azam pulls that beautifully to the deep backward square fence. He just swivelled on that.

  • 13.1 1

    B Cutting to S Malik, 1 run, nicely played He waited on the ball and just deft-touched that to third man. It’s a length ball on the off stump.

  • PAK - 106/2 (13.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    B Azam : 35(30)

    S Malik : 1(1)

    I Tahir : 2-0-16-1

    B Cutting : 2-0-26-0

  • 12.6 1

    I Tahir to S Malik, 1 run, there’s more of that turn for Tahir. Malik waits and guides the ball to point for an easy run.

  • 12.5 1

    I Tahir to B Azam, 1 run, nicely tossed up on middle. Azam drives that along the ground towards long off.

  • 12.4 4

    I Tahir to B Azam, FOUR, that’s brilliant from Azam. He waited on the ball and cut that not so short back to the deep backward point fence.

  • 12.3 0

    I Tahir to B Azam, no run, that’s the googly. Azam puts on a solid defence. No gap between bat and pad.

  • Shoaib Malik comes to the crease.

  • 12.2 W

    I Tahir to A Shehzad, OUT, Miller has picked up a brilliant catch. It looked like he had not judged it well but he made a neat lunge forward to snaffle this catch. Shehzad tried to lift this one over Miller at long on but he couldn’t get under it quite as well as he would have liked. A Shehzad c D Miller b I Tahir 43(34) [4s-5] [6s-1]

  • PAK 100/1 (12.1 ovs)

  • 12.1 1

    I Tahir to B Azam, 1 run, nicely tossed up and some turn too. Azam drives that towards cover and picks up a run.

  • PAK - 99/1 (12.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    A Shehzad : 43(33)

    B Azam : 29(26)

    B Cutting : 2-0-26-0

    I Tahir : 1-0-9-0

  • 11.6 6

    B Cutting to A Shehzad, SIX, that’s just too neat! He danced down the track and just drove the slower ball with extra bottom hand and over the long off fence. That’s his half-century, and what a way to bring it up. All class.

  • 11.5 1

    B Cutting to B Azam, 1 run, slower ball on the middle. Azam steps down the track and slaps this to long on.

  • 11.5 WD

    B Cutting to B Azam, WIDE, that’s a slower ball bouncer gone wrong. It’s dragged down the leg side. Another extra.

  • 11.4 0

    B Cutting to B Azam, no run, that’s a nice drive but it’s struck right to the cover fielder.

  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (Ahmed Shehzad 21*, Babar Azam 28*)

  • 11.3 1

    B Cutting to A Shehzad, 1 run, Shehzad started backing away even as Cutting was running in. Cutting follows him but Shehzad cuts it to deep point anyway.

  • 11.2 1

    B Cutting to B Azam, 1 run, into the pads. Flicked towards deep square leg for a run.

  • 11.1 2

    B Cutting to B Azam, 2 runs, length ball on the off stump, it’s worked towards midwicket and they pick up two quick runs. That’s good running.

  • Ben Cutting comes into the attack.

  • PAK - 87/1 (11.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    A Shehzad : 36(31)

    B Azam : 25(22)

    I Tahir : 1-0-9-0

    T Perera : 2-0-17-0

  • 10.6 1

    I Tahir to B Azam, 1 run, quicker one. It climbs big too. Azam gets on the back foot and punches that in front of point.

  • 10.5 1

    I Tahir to A Shehzad, 1 run, Shehzad gets his left leg out of the way and looks to heave but it doesn’t quite connect. The ball dribbles towards long on.

  • 10.4 1

    I Tahir to B Azam, 1 run, into the pads and it’s nudged towards square leg for an easy single.

  • 10.3 4

    I Tahir to B Azam, FOUR, fuller this time but it's on middle and it’s delicately guided to the fine leg fence. Very neatly done.

  • 10.2 1

    I Tahir to A Shehzad, 1 run, short again and this time it’s pulled to deep midwicket. Hit very well but just short of the fielder.

  • 10.1 1

    I Tahir to B Azam, 1 run, that’s a poor start for Tahir, but he gets away with it. It’s short and going down leg. It's pulled to deep backward square.

  • Imran Tahir arrives at the crease.

  • PAK - 78/1 (10.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    A Shehzad : 34(29)

    B Azam : 18(18)

    T Perera : 2-0-17-0

    P Collingwood : 2-0-18-0

  • 9.6 1

    T Perera to B Azam, 1 run, another tall punch off the blackfoot towards long on. Very neatly done. He doesn’t get a boundary, but his confidence should build with shots like that.

  • 9.5 1

    T Perera to A Shehzad, 1 run, that’s another cracking shot but this time the long on is in place. Full ball on middle and Shehzad drives it wide of the stumps. Brilliant stroke that.

  • 9.4 1

    T Perera to B Azam, 1 run, another drive is attempted but this time he doesn’t middle it well. The ball gets the inside of his bat and dribbles towards mid on.

  • 9.3 4

    T Perera to B Azam, FOUR, that’s the shot of the day! He waited on the ball and drove it back past the bowler. Neat cricket that. He didn’t push too hard, but with timing like that you don’t need to.

  • 9.2 1

    T Perera to A Shehzad, 1 run, vintage Collingwood there. Short ball and it’s cut crisply to point. Collingwood dives to his right in a jiffy and stops that certain boundary.

  • 9.1 1

    T Perera to B Azam, 1 run, very well done by Hashim Amla at fine leg. Perera drifts down the leg and Azam has firmly flicked that. It’s on the bounce and Amla stops it.

  • PAK - 69/1 (9.0 overs)
    14 Runs

    A Shehzad : 32(27)

    B Azam : 11(14)

    P Collingwood : 2-0-18-0

    T Perera : 1-0-8-0

  • 8.6 4

    P Collingwood to A Shehzad, FOUR, another off-cutter and Shehzad has picked up a boundary. He backed away as the ball turned into him and played that inside-out past point and to the fence.

  • 8.5 1

    P Collingwood to B Azam, 1 run, on the pads and it’s pushed towards midwicket. Pakistan are chugging along nicely here.

  • 8.4 1

    P Collingwood to A Shehzad, 1 run, short ball and Shehzad gets on his toes to pulls this behind square. He has middled this brilliantly.

  • 8.3 2

    P Collingwood to A Shehzad, 2 runs, Miller has done well here. Shehzad cross-bats this one too and it’s racing to the long on fence. Miller throws in the slide to save the ball from going over. It looks closer on replays but he has done well to save his side a couple of runs.

  • 8.2 4

    P Collingwood to A Shehzad, FOUR, that was good strategy from Collingwood but he has overdone it. He spotted Shehzad charging out so he dropped it short, but it’s too short. Well over Shehzad’s head.

  • 8.2 WD

    P Collingwood to A Shehzad, WIDE, that was good strategy from Collingwood but he has overdone it. He spotted Shehzad charging out so he dropped it short, but it’s too short. Well over Shehzad’s head.

  • 8.1 1

    P Collingwood to B Azam, 1 run, short of length on the middle. Azam gets on his toes and punches this towards wide mid on.

  • PAK - 55/1 (8.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    A Shehzad : 21(23)

    B Azam : 9(12)

    T Perera : 1-0-8-0

    P Collingwood : 1-0-4-0

  • 7.6 1

    T Perera to B Azam, 1 run, outside the off stump and there's an outside edge towards point.

  • 7.5 0

    T Perera to B Azam, no run, neat drive from Azam. Crisply times the blackfoot punch down the ground. Perera gets his hands down in time to stem the run.

  • 7.4 4

    T Perera to B Azam, FOUR, that was a valiant effort from Paine. Length ball that’s really wide and Azam slashes at it. There’s a thick edge that’s just wide of Paine’s diving frame. To top it off it races to the third man fence.

  • 7.3 0

    T Perera to B Azam, no run, that’s a thick outside edge because the ball was shaping away after landing.

  • PAK 50/1 (7.2 ovs)

  • 7.2 1

    T Perera to A Shehzad, 1 run, Perera gets some movement away from Shehzad. He plays it towards long on anyway. Wasn’t a convincing shot but it’s safe.

  • 7.1 2

    T Perera to A Shehzad, 2 runs, that’s a good ball on the off stump. It’s driven along the ground towards wide long off.

  • Thisara Perera takes over the ball.

  • PAK - 47/1 (7.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    B Azam : 4(8)

    A Shehzad : 18(21)

    P Collingwood : 1-0-4-0

    M Morkel : 3-0-7-0

  • 6.6 1

    P Collingwood to A Shehzad, 1 run, another leg-cutter on middle. Shehzad waits, and waits, and waits to cross-bat this one past the bowler and to long on.

  • 6.5 1

    P Collingwood to B Azam, 1 run, that’s in the air but it’s safe. Another slower ball from Collingwood. Azam swings at it and gets the ball to long off.

  • 6.4 0

    P Collingwood to B Azam, no run, slower ball and it’s wide. Azam reaches out and drives it to mid off. Would've probably got a wide for it had he let it go.

  • 6.3 0

    P Collingwood to B Azam, no run, that’s a slower bouncer that just pings off the surface and balloons past Azam. He’s waiting for a call but it doesn’t come.

  • 6.2 1

    P Collingwood to A Shehzad, 1 run, short again, but the ball is barely coming on. Shehzad pulls but barely finds the middle. It comes off the bottom of his bat and to the deep midwicket fielder again.

  • 6.1 1

    P Collingwood to B Azam, 1 run, short ball, he really should not be bowling it short, Azam gets on the back foot and pulls it comfortably to the deep midwicket fielder.

  • Paul Collingwood into the attack.

  • PAK - 43/1 (6.0 overs)
    1 Run

    A Shehzad : 16(19)

    B Azam : 2(4)

    M Morkel : 3-0-7-0

    S Badree : 2-0-21-1

  • 5.6 0

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, no run, Shehzad tries to force the issue. He steps down the track, expecting another fast and short ball. It’s a slower ball from Morkel. Shehzad is beaten.

  • 5.5 0

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, no run, where did that come from! Wheewwy! Short of length and it kicked up a lot more than expected. It’s Morne’s height. Shehzad looks for the cut but the ball goes big on it. Misses the edge by a little bit.

  • 5.4 0

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, no run, short of length and it’s punched nicely off the back foot toward mid off. He doesn’t get a run for it.

  • 5.3 1

    M Morkel to B Azam, 1 run, short of length ball on the off stump. It’s a slower ball. Azam cross-bats it towards mid off and picks up a run. His feet were not in position but his hands are quick.

  • 5.2 0

    M Morkel to B Azam, no run, that’s a neat shot. He got in position early and drove it off the back foot right to cover.

  • 5.1 0

    M Morkel to B Azam, no run, short of length ball on the off stump. Azam dabs that back to the bowler and looks for a single but turns it down right away.

  • PAK - 42/1 (5.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    A Shehzad : 16(16)

    B Azam : 1(1)

    S Badree : 2-0-21-1

    M Morkel : 2-0-6-0

  • 4.6 1

    S Badree to B Azam, 1 run, no turn once again. It’s slower in pace. Azam waits on the ball and plays it just wide of short fine leg to pick up a run.

  • Babar Azam comes to the crease.

  • 4.5 W

    S Badree to F Zaman, OUT, this time he pays the price for attempting a non-existent sweep. He went down on one knee for the sweep. The ball was a tad shorter and straighter than the previous ball. He’s struck on the back leg and he’s outta there. F Zaman lbw b S Badree 21(13) [4s-4] [6s-0]

  • 4.4 0

    S Badree to F Zaman, no run, that’s a silly sweep attempt from Zaman. He premeditated it and nearly missed it. Inside edge dribbles to square leg.

  • 4.3 1

    S Badree to A Shehzad, 1 run, into the pads and it’s worked towards fine leg. Neatly done.

  • 4.2 0

    S Badree to A Shehzad, no run, short ball that comes in with the arm. Shehzad shapes up for a cut but doesn’t get enough on it. Hits it right to point.

  • 4.1 4

    S Badree to A Shehzad, FOUR, Shehzad barely made it to the pitch of the ball, but he went through with it after stepping down the track, and earned a boundary past the long off fielder. That’s a solid hit.

  • 4.1 WD

    S Badree to A Shehzad, WIDE, down the leg side and it’s another extra. Well kept by Paine, he picked off the bails in no time.

  • PAK - 35/0 (4.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    F Zaman : 21(11)

    A Shehzad : 11(13)

    M Morkel : 2-0-6-0

    S Badree : 1-0-14-0

  • 3.6 0

    M Morkel to F Zaman, no run, short ball, barely comes off the surface. Zaman waited on the ball for a long time before guiding it to the gully fielder.

  • 3.5 1

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, 1 run, on the off stump and Shehzad pushes that just wide of the mid on fielder and sets off for a quick run.

  • 3.4 0

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, no run, that’s another quality shot from Shehzad. He drives on the rise but right to the cover fielder.

  • 3.3 1

    M Morkel to F Zaman, 1 run, once again it was drifting down the legside, but Zaman flicks this with all the time in the world, but right to the fine leg fielder.

  • 3.3 WD

    M Morkel to F Zaman, WIDE, that's a wide down the leg side. The wind is proving to be quite a troublesome here.

  • 3.2 1LB

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, 1 leg bye, Shehzad has walked across a long way across to flick this one. He is rapped on the thigh pad and he gets a run for it as the ball dribbles towards fine leg.

  • 3.1 1

    M Morkel to F Zaman, 1 run, neatly played. Morkel ties Zaman up, bringing the ball into him with the angle. Zaman opens the bat face and runs the ball towards backward point to pick up a quick run.

  • Morne Morkel comes into the attack.

  • PAK - 30/0 (3.0 overs)
    14 Runs

    A Shehzad : 10(10)

    F Zaman : 19(8)

    S Badree : 1-0-14-0

    B Cutting : 1-0-14-0

  • 2.6 4

    S Badree to A Shehzad, FOUR, rank long hop and it gets the treatment it deserves. Shehzad rocks back and carves it through the point region.

  • 2.5 4

    S Badree to A Shehzad, FOUR, this time Shehzad connects well. He steps down and hits it wide and over the mid off fielder. He has hit the floater brilliantly.

  • 2.4 0

    S Badree to A Shehzad, no run, Shehzad comes down the track this time. Middles the ball nicely towards cover. He doesn’t get a run for it.

  • 2.3 1

    S Badree to F Zaman, 1 run, Zaman comes down the track and just nudges that to midwicket. The ball was too short for the big hit.

  • 2.2 4

    S Badree to F Zaman, FOUR, some turn for Badree but the ball is too short and it’s going own leg. Zaman just rocks back and works that between two fielders, one at backward square and the other at short fine leg.

  • 2.1 1

    S Badree to A Shehzad, 1 run, floated on the middle. Shehzad pushes that towards midwicket and picks up a run.

  • Samuel Badree has been introduced into the attack.

  • PAK - 16/0 (2.0 overs)
    14 Runs

    F Zaman : 14(6)

    A Shehzad : 1(6)

    B Cutting : 1-0-14-0

    M Morkel : 1-0-2-0

  • 1.6 4

    B Cutting to F Zaman, FOUR, this time, Zaman didn’t make it look half as pretty, but it’s a four anyway. He backed away and Cutting followed him. At the last moment, he flicked the ball off his body and past the short fine leg fielder.

  • 1.5 4

    B Cutting to F Zaman, FOUR, Cutting pays the price for dragging it down the leg side. Zaman flicks that past the short fine leg fielder.

  • 1.4 0

    B Cutting to F Zaman, no run, Paine has missed this one. That was a good short ball and Zaman goes for the pull. The ball comes off his glove, onto the helmet and lobs up in front of the keeper. Paine should’ve put in a bit more effort into that.

  • 1.3 4

    B Cutting to F Zaman, FOUR, that’s a cracking shot. He stepped down the track and cross-batted this one over the bowler’s head. He premeditated this one.

  • 1.2 1

    B Cutting to A Shehzad, 1 run, nicely played. Shehzad walks across a tad and flicks if off the middle towards backward square.

  • 1.1 1

    B Cutting to F Zaman, 1 run, that’s a nice shot but he doesn’t get enough on it. Length ball, outside the off stump. Zaman drives at it but the bat swivels in his hand and the ball dribbles to the left of the mid off fielder.

  • Ben Cutting comes to bowl the next over.

  • PAK - 2/0 (1.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    A Shehzad : 0(5)

    F Zaman : 1(1)

    M Morkel : 1-0-2-0

  • 0.6 0

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, no run, once again the ball jags in. Shehzad looks to dink it towards mid on and picks up a run, but he gets too much wood on this one. He calls off the run. There really isn't as much pace on the wicket as expected.

  • 0.5 0

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, no run, length ball on the off stump. Shehzad leans in and defends it back to the bowler.

  • 0.4 0

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, no run, short, wide and jagging in. Shehzad got on his toes and looked to slap it through cover point but the extra bounce and the angle made it hard for him to put it away.

  • 0.3 0

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, no run, that’s a great line and length. Outside the off stump and teasing Shehzad to drive at it. The batsman lets the ball go.

  • 0.2 0

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, no run, short of length and on the off stump. Shehzad gets on his toes and defends it towards mid off.

  • 0.2 WD

    M Morkel to A Shehzad, WIDE, short and very wide. It was not upto pace, and Shehzad pulled out of the shot.

  • 0.1 1

    M Morkel to F Zaman, 1 run, on the off stump, off a length. Zaman leans forward and pushes it towards short cover for a quick single. The ball made a nice sound on coming in touch with the bat.

  • Fakhar Zaman and Ahmed Shehzad come to the middle, Morne Morkel to bowl the first over.

  • The stadium is still filling up as he players make their way out to the middle. You can nearly see the reflection of the batsmen on the pitch, that’s how well rolled it is. It’s very windy out there.

  • A dust storm seems to be kicking up at the Gaddafi stadium. But it isn't one of much concern. Just a few paper cups flying about.

  • Faf du Plessis: We have change our team tonight. We would have batted first too. We have brought in a spinner (likely Samuel Badree). It’ll be a similar surface. Hopefully we can restrict them today. It’s good and we’re enjoying playing here. You don’t always get to play with these players so that’s nice. It is a very intense game. We are giving it our everything.

  • Sarfraz Ahmed: The conditions look good to bat. We have made a few changes. Mohammad Nawaz comes in. Usman Shinwari replaces Hasan Ali. These are forced changes because of injuries. It’s amazing playing in front of home fans. We are just focussed on playing them as another team. They have a great batting line-up.

  • Pakistan Won the Toss & Elected to Bat

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  • It looks hot out there. As far as the pitch is concerned, the ball should come onto the bat quite nicely, perhaps even better than the first time around. More runs are in the offing.

  • There's little left to do but wait for the toss now, and that's at 7 pm IST.

  • Meanwhile, there was no chance of play in the one-off One-Day International between Ireland and Windies in Belfast due to incessant rain. Which leaves us with just one international game to settle with. Unfortunate, one must add.

  • Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our coverage of the second Twenty20 International between Pakistan and World XI at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. It was a cracker of a contest the last night with Pakistan coming away with a resounding 20-run win, but we expect this one to be a more even contest, especially now that the visiting side have had time to gauge the surface. It won’t be the same strip as the previous game but it cannot be too different. Even bounce, steady pace…. basically a great wicket for the batsmen just play through the line. So far Pakistan’s bowlers have shown that they have the variety to get the better of batsmen even on a wicket as flat. Perhaps World XI will now rotate their players with better success. After all, it was their bowling that let them down in the last match. Of course, the three-match series is about much more than just cricket. It’s more of a statement, but that does not mean these players are not taking their cricket seriously. Another fun ride is on the cards, so strap up, pick up some popcorn and get ready for the action.

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  • That about wraps this one up from our end ladies and gentlemen. Hope you've enjoyed the coverage. Sleep well. Good night.

  • FAF DU PLESSIS: Yeah we needed this to keep the independence cup alive. We made fewer mistakes today with the ball. It was a great innings from Perera. Hashim’s innings was very important. We needed one person to hang around. He got a bit tired towards the end. We just thought that we would take it in our stride because we’re a brand new team. We were disappointed last night but now we’re happy. Our bowlers were much better today. Also our batting was very smart. Hopefully we can do the same in the last game.

  • SARFRAZ AHMED: We knew that it was going to be tough until Amla was around. It’s a great chance for the youngsters in the team to learn from how Amla went about scoring his runs. We had very good score on the board but we were unable to defend it.

  • THISARA PERERA: It’s really a dream come true to be selected for this team. Hash told me to stay till the last moment. I listen to him a lot and it paid off. Every player has a goal and this has been one of mine. The Pakistan crowd was great.

  • Player of the match - Thisara Perera

  • With this win, World XI have levelled the three-match series 1-1.

  • Each of Perera’s five sixes have come off full tosses! That just goes to show how poorly Pakistan have executed their yorkers. 47 from 19 ball is some serious batting. At one stage it looked like Amla would be the one taking them over the line but he got a little tired towards the end but thankfully for World XI, Perera was able to come up with a blinder.

  • World XI won by 7 wickets

  • 19.5 6

    R Raees to T Perera, SIX, Mr Perera, take a bow! That’s a knockout blow. Another full toss came his way and he smacked it over the sight screen. That’s absolutely bludgeoned.

  • 19.4 1

    R Raees to H Amla, 1 run, short, slower ball on the middle. Amla pulls that toward deep backward square.

  • 19.3 2

    R Raees to H Amla, 2 runs, fortune favours Amla yet again. He goes for the big hit off the slower ball. He can only manage a top edge. It falls in no-man’s land. They run a couple.

  • 19.2 1

    R Raees to T Perera, 1 run, that comes off the toe of the bat and it’s dribbling towards long on. They consider a second but Shadab does well to keep it down to one.

  • 19.1 2

    R Raees to T Perera, 2 runs, slower ball on the off stump and it’s absolutely creamed to the long off fielder. There’s a fumble in the deep and they managed an extra run.

  • 19.1 WD

    R Raees to T Perera, WIDE, pressure is getting the better of Pakistan’s bowlers here. Raees bowls that way too wide.

  • WXI - 162/3 (19.0 overs)
    20 Runs

    H Amla : 69(53)

    T Perera : 38(16)

    S Khan : 4-0-44-1

    R Raees : 3-0-23-0

  • 18.6 1

    S Khan to T Perera, 1 run, that’s another yorker. This time Perera can only drill it down the ground to long off.

  • 4th Wicket: 55 runs in 29 balls (Hashim Amla 17*, Thisara Perera 37*)

  • 18.5 6

    S Khan to T Perera, SIX, thank you very much! That’s a full toss at the body and Perera whacks this a long way over the deep backward square fence.

  • 18.4 2

    S Khan to T Perera, 2 runs, Malik has put down a sitter. It was flying to him at long off and he would’ve normally taken that. Who knows how that injury earlier in the day had a part to play in him dropping this one.

  • 18.3 2

    S Khan to T Perera, 2 runs, that’s finally a good yorker. Perera gets that off the bottom of his bat towards long on. They get another couple of runs.

  • 18.3 WD

    S Khan to T Perera, WIDE, Perera has gotten into Sohail’s head. Sohail thinks Perera is going to walk across. He bowls it wide and Perera stays his ground. Sohail's unhappy with that.

  • WXI 150/3 (18.2 ovs)

  • 18.2 2

    S Khan to T Perera, 2 runs, on the pads, another full toss and he has flicked that to deep midwicket. The throw is wide and he’s able to pick up a couple of runs.

  • 18.1 6

    S Khan to T Perera, SIX, Perera is having a party out there. It’s another full toss and he has whacked this one over the long on fence too.

  • WXI - 142/3 (18.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    H Amla : 69(53)

    T Perera : 19(10)

    R Raees : 3-0-23-0

    S Khan : 3-0-24-1

  • 17.6 0

    R Raees to H Amla, no run, an uncharacteristic scoop attempt from Amla. He stands in attention at the stumps and looks to scoop over the keeper. He’s unable to get any bat on the back-of-the-hand delivery.

  • 17.5 0

    R Raees to H Amla, no run, fine ball that. Amla picked the slower ball but wasn't able to gauge the exact pace on the ball. It’s short and Amla doesn’t get the pull away.

  • 17.4 1

    R Raees to T Perera, 1 run, slower short ball and Perera pulls that to midwicket to pick up a run. Perera is making this very interesting.

  • 17.3 6

    R Raees to T Perera, SIX, he went for the yorker and ended up bowling a full toss. Perera gets under it and whacks that over long on. That’s a crucial shot.

  • 17.2 1

    R Raees to H Amla, 1 run, that’s a fine yorker. It’s right in the blockhole. Amla taps it out of harm’s way. Perera calls for the run and picks it up.

  • 17.1 0

    R Raees to H Amla, no run, clever slower ball from Raees. It just misses the leg stump as Amla looks for the big hit.

  • WXI - 134/3 (17.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    T Perera : 12(8)

    H Amla : 68(49)

    S Khan : 3-0-24-1

    R Raees : 2-0-15-0

  • 16.6 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, in the blockhole again. Perera is on the run even before he sees where the ball has headed. Amla digs this out towards long on. They get just one.

  • 16.5 1

    S Khan to T Perera, 1 run, another yorker attempted. Turns into a low full toss. Driven along the ground to long on.

  • 16.4 6

    S Khan to T Perera, SIX, how has that gone all the way?! Slower ball on the pads and Perera has swung through the line after getting under it. The ball just about clear the fence.

  • 16.3 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, that’s short of the fielder at deep midwicket. Amla got under it after staying deep in his crease. He seemed to hit that well but he apparently didn’t.

  • 16.2 1

    S Khan to T Perera, 1 run, that’s a full toss on the middle. Perera looks for the heave but he can only manage to run the ball towards mid off with the top of his bat.

  • 16.1 0

    S Khan to T Perera, no run, in the blockhole and Perera digs it out. Wait a second! The bowler is calling for a catch. The umpires have gone upstairs. That has clearly bounced off the surface.

  • Sohail Khan comes to bowl the next over.

  • WXI - 124/3 (16.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    H Amla : 66(47)

    T Perera : 4(4)

    R Raees : 2-0-15-0

    S Khan : 4-0-32-0

  • 15.6 4

    R Raees to H Amla, FOUR, low full toss on the pads and Amla obliges with a neat flick to the fine leg fence past the short fine leg fielder.

  • 15.5 0

    R Raees to H Amla, no run, slower ball on a length. Amla goes for the cut but he can’t get a measure of the pace. He misses and the keeper gathers it on the bounce.

  • 15.4 4

    R Raees to H Amla, FOUR, top shot that! Amla waits on it and just pummels that from under his eyes to the deep midwicket fence.

  • 15.3 1

    R Raees to T Perera, 1 run, nicely disguised slower ball into the body. Perera looks for the nudge but can only manage a faint inside edge onto his body. They sneak a single off the ricochet.

  • 15.2 1

    R Raees to H Amla, 1 run, into the pads and it’s flicked easily to deep backward square.

  • 15.1 2

    R Raees to H Amla, 2 runs, length ball on the off stump. Amla waits on it and guides that behind point. Malik misfields and they can pick up another run. More importantly Amla’s back on strike.

  • Rumman Raees arrives at the crease.

  • WXI - 112/3 (15.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    T Perera : 3(3)

    H Amla : 55(42)

    S Khan : 4-0-32-0

    M Nawaz (3) : 3-0-25-1

  • 14.6 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, Amla’s doing it as he pleases. He walks across and flicks that to midwicket with ease.

  • 14.5 1

    S Khan to T Perera, 1 run, Perera charges down again. Picks it on the full again and drives it to long off.

  • 14.4 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, short and turning away from Amla. He stays back and chops that to extra cover.

  • 14.3 1

    S Khan to T Perera, 1 run, short and turning away. It’s the googly. Perera goes back and pulls that to long off.

  • 14.2 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, tossed up on the off stump. Amla leans forward and pushes that to extra cover. He doesn't look in a hurry at all.

  • 14.1 1

    S Khan to T Perera, 1 run, Perera steps out and is nearly yorker. He guides the full toss behind point.

  • WXI - 106/3 (14.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    T Perera : 0(0)

    H Amla : 52(39)

    M Nawaz (3) : 3-0-25-1

    S Khan : 3-0-26-0

  • Thisara Perera arrives at the crease.

  • 13.6 W

    M Nawaz (3) to F du Plessis, OUT, this time, he isn’t quite as lucky. He charges out and hits the ball high and to Shadab at extra cover. The ball took the outside of the bat. F du Plessis c S Khan b M Nawaz (3) 20(14) [4s-0] [6s-2]

  • 13.5 6

    M Nawaz (3) to F du Plessis, SIX, that’s close! Faf steps down the track. He doesn’t get to the pitch of the ball. He hits through the line and he manages to just about clear the long off fielder.

  • WXI 100/2 (13.4 ovs)

  • 13.4 1

    M Nawaz (3) to H Amla, 1 run, into the pads and it’s worked to midwicket.

  • 13.3 1

    M Nawaz (3) to F du Plessis, 1 run, Sohail has missed a fairly simple chance at short fine leg. Faf went for the ramp shot but he only managed to lob it up. Sohail runs it down but he doesn’t have enough on him to get both hands under the ball.

  • 13.2 1

    M Nawaz (3) to H Amla, 1 run, short ball on the middle. Pushed off the back foot towards wide long on

  • 13.1 1

    M Nawaz (3) to H Amla, 1 run, that’s a fine 50. Amla steps down the track and works that to midwicket. Sarfraz is screaming at the top of his lungs to get his fielders to keep that down to one run. That doesn’t happen.

  • WXI - 96/2 (13.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    F du Plessis : 13(11)

    H Amla : 49(36)

    S Khan : 3-0-26-0

    M Nawaz (3) : 2-0-15-0

  • 12.6 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, Amla just stays still and crunches the ball through the cover region. Such power minus a show of it.

  • 12.5 1

    S Khan to F du Plessis, 1 run, short ball on the off stump. Faf hits that hard and to extra cover.

  • 12.4 6

    S Khan to F du Plessis, SIX, beautiful shot that. He got under the floater and just hit through the line to smack the sight screen.

  • 12.3 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, Amla steps down the track and digs this one to long off. Well bowled by Shadab.

  • 12.2 0

    S Khan to H Amla, no run, short ball but it’s turning big and Amla can barely get to it. Cuts it right to point.

  • 12.1 1

    S Khan to F du Plessis, 1 run, great fielding in the deep. Faf pulls out a great sweep. It’s travelling quick but Nawaz at deep square keeps it down to one.

  • WXI - 86/2 (12.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    H Amla : 47(33)

    F du Plessis : 5(8)

    M Nawaz (3) : 2-0-15-0

    S Khan : 2-0-16-0

  • 11.6 0

    M Nawaz (3) to H Amla, no run, that’s going down leg. That’s the quicker one. Amla is on the back foot and he can’t get a read on it. He looks to flick it but no bat there. Good call from the umpire.

  • 11.5 6

    M Nawaz (3) to H Amla, SIX, amazing! That wasn't hit that hard and yet it sailed to the sight screen. He stepped down and used his wrists to almost coax the ball over the ropes.

  • 11.4 0

    M Nawaz (3) to H Amla, no run, that stopped on Amla and turned big. Thick leading edge but it falls short. They consider a run but abandon plan soon after.

  • 11.3 1

    M Nawaz (3) to F du Plessis, 1 run, Faf steps out and smacks that to long on. That’s a great looking shot that.

  • 11.2 0

    M Nawaz (3) to F du Plessis, no run, the ball stays low again. Faf makes room but the ball comes in with the angle and stays low to take the bottom edge to dribble by the keeper.

  • 11.1 1

    M Nawaz (3) to H Amla, 1 run, there’s plenty of turn but Amla goes back and waits on the turn to flick that towards short midwicket.

  • Mohammad Nawaz (3) takes over the ball.

  • WXI - 78/2 (11.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    F du Plessis : 4(6)

    H Amla : 40(29)

    S Khan : 2-0-16-0

    I Wasim : 4-0-27-1

  • 10.6 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, Sarfraz is losing it with his fielders. Amla nudges this in front of backward point and sets off. The fielder is a bit late to get to the ball and the skipper is fuming.

  • 10.5 1

    S Khan to F du Plessis, 1 run, another one that keeps low. Faf doesn’t make room. He just plays it with the straight bat towards cover.

  • 10.4 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, short ball and Amla cuts that right to the backward point fielder. Faf calls for the run and he runs it quick. He’s in an awkward position as he looks to make ground but he seems to have made it. That’s close.

  • 10.3 1

    S Khan to F du Plessis, 1 run, floated on middle. It’s worked behind square for another run.

  • 10.2 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, on the off stump and shaping away. Amla stays in his crease and guides that to short third man.

  • 10.1 1

    S Khan to F du Plessis, 1 run, leg-break that’s short. Faf waits on it and flicks that from outside the off stump towards midwicket.

  • WXI - 72/2 (10.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    H Amla : 37(26)

    F du Plessis : 1(3)

    I Wasim : 4-0-27-1

    S Khan : 1-0-10-0

  • 9.6 0

    I Wasim to H Amla, no run, more wrist there from Amla. He just stays in his crease and slices that to extra cover.

  • 9.5 1

    I Wasim to F du Plessis, 1 run, length ball on the off stump and they pick up a single due to a misfield at cover.

  • 9.4 0

    I Wasim to F du Plessis, no run, Tossed up on middle and it’s driven back to the bowler.

  • 9.3 0

    I Wasim to F du Plessis, no run, that’s a brute of a ball. That’s slower through the air and the ball turns away from Faf. He pushes at the ball but isn’t able to get any bat on it.

  • Faf du Plessis comes to the crease.

  • 9.2 W

    I Wasim to T Paine, OUT, Paine is unlucky there. That keeps very, very low and strikes the leg stump. Paine made room for the cut and would have gotten it away had the bounce remained true, but this one nearly rolled along the ground. T Paine b I Wasim 10(12) [4s-1] [6s-0]

  • 9.1 1

    I Wasim to H Amla, 1 run, length ball coming into the batsman. Amla gets in position and just slices that to extra cover.

  • WXI - 70/1 (9.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    T Paine : 10(11)

    H Amla : 36(24)

    S Khan : 1-0-10-0

    I Wasim : 3-0-25-0

  • 8.6 0

    S Khan to T Paine, no run, beautiful that from Shahdab. It’s tossed up and it draws Paine out. He looks to defend it but the ball dips and turns away sharply to beat the outside edge.

  • 8.5 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, Amla’s lucky there. The ball holds on the surface and takes the edge but it doesn't carry to point.

  • 8.4 1

    S Khan to T Paine, 1 run, length ball, punched to point and they pick up a run. Sarfraz is certainly not happy.

  • 8.3 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, into the pads and Amla cleverly tucks it towards square leg.

  • 8.2 6

    S Khan to H Amla, SIX, what a shot! Amla just waited, and waited, and waited, and at the last moment he swivelled and picked it up to smack that over the deep square leg fence.

  • 8.1 1

    S Khan to T Paine, 1 run, length ball that doesn’t really come up as much. Paine pushes this with the bottom of the bat towards midwicket.

  • Shadab Khan takes over the ball.

  • WXI - 60/1 (8.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    H Amla : 28(21)

    T Paine : 8(8)

    I Wasim : 3-0-25-0

    M Nawaz (3) : 1-0-7-0

  • 7.6 1

    I Wasim to T Paine, 1 run, the fielder at cover has made a mess of this. Paine strikes it right to the fielder before calling for the run. A decent throw would have caught Amla out of his crease. The fielder doesn’t even gather the ball. Sarfraz isn’t happy.

  • 7.5 1

    I Wasim to H Amla, 1 run, length ball, punched back to the bowler. It comes off the bowler’s hand and they sneak a single.

  • 7.4 0

    I Wasim to H Amla, no run, this time he changes this up. It’s a toss up on the off stump. Amla is caught in his crease. Pushes it back to the bowler.

  • 7.3 1

    I Wasim to T Paine, 1 run, this time he doesn’t need to back away. He just cuts that to sweeper cover.

  • 7.2 0

    I Wasim to T Paine, no run, that’s very well played. It's a quicker one on middle. Paine moves away and cuts that to the point fielder.

  • 7.1 1

    I Wasim to H Amla, 1 run, short ball on middle. Amla just pushes this off the back foot toward long on.

  • Imad Wasim comes into the attack.

  • WXI - 56/1 (7.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    T Paine : 6(5)

    H Amla : 26(18)

    M Nawaz (3) : 1-0-7-0

    S Khan : 2-0-14-1

  • 6.6 0

    M Nawaz (3) to T Paine, no run, into the pads and Paine’s not able to put that away. He is struck on the pads.

  • 6.5 4

    M Nawaz (3) to T Paine, FOUR, that was a teaser. It’s a scoop shot and it was just over Sohail at short fine leg. After landing though the ball just raced to the fine leg fence.

  • 6.4 1

    M Nawaz (3) to H Amla, 1 run, this time he barely moves his feet and he drives through the line towards long off for a run.

  • 6.3 0

    M Nawaz (3) to H Amla, no run, that’s a good ball from Nawaz. It’s quicker and it’s outside the off stump. Amla goes for the cut but he can’t get bat to it.

  • 6.2 1

    M Nawaz (3) to T Paine, 1 run, Paine gets right back and punches this to the bowler. Nawaz dives to his right but can’t stop the run. The ball pings off his palm and towards mid on.

  • WXI 50/1 (6.1 ovs)

  • 6.1 1

    M Nawaz (3) to H Amla, 1 run, Amla stands tall and stable before pushing this full ball off the back foot towards long on.

  • Mohammad Nawaz (3) into the attack.

  • WXI - 49/1 (6.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    T Paine : 1(2)

    H Amla : 24(15)

    S Khan : 2-0-14-1

    R Raees : 1-0-3-0

  • 5.6 0

    S Khan to T Paine, no run, back of the hand slower ball on the off stump. It’s a bit short but Paine is not able to cut it well enough. Hits it right to the point fielder.

  • 5.5 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, short of length on the middle. Amla doesn’t mind. He flicks that one too. Hits it to the backward square fielder.

  • 5.4 1

    S Khan to T Paine, 1 run, into the pads and it’s worked towards short midwicket.

  • Tim Paine walks in.

  • 5.3 W

    S Khan to T Iqbal, OUT, what a catch! Malik has taken a brilliant catch at short fine leg. Short of length ball on the pads. Tamim looks to play that ramp sweep. He has hit it well and it’s wide of the fielder, but Malik judges this one well, diving to his right to complete the catch. T Iqbal c S Malik b S Khan 23(19) [4s-2] [6s-1]

  • 5.2 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, fine drive once again. Amla gets right behind the line of the ball and punches that towards mid off. He picks up an easy run.

  • 5.1 2

    S Khan to H Amla, 2 runs, not-so-short but Amla goes for the pull. He is not in the best of positions but he gets some bat on it and the ball dribbles to fine leg.

  • Sohail Khan arrives at the crease.

  • WXI - 44/0 (5.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    T Iqbal : 23(18)

    H Amla : 20(12)

    R Raees : 1-0-3-0

    U Khan : 1-0-10-0

  • 4.6 0

    R Raees to T Iqbal, no run, great fielding that from Raees. Half-volley on middle and Tamim has belted this one back. Raees sticks his foot out and steps the ball in its tracks.

  • 4.5 1

    R Raees to H Amla, 1 run, another neat flick from Amla. He has flicked this from the middle to the deep backward square fielder.

  • 4.4 1

    R Raees to T Iqbal, 1 run, that’s a slower yorker on the middle. Tamim turns it into a full toss and flicks that towards deep midwicket.

  • 4.3 0

    R Raees to T Iqbal, no run, once again, the length and line is spot on. Tamim looks to push it towards mid on but he doesn’t hit it well enough.

  • 4.2 0

    R Raees to T Iqbal, no run, neatly defended off the front foot. That’s a good delivery. It’s on a length and on the off stump. Not much Tamim can do there.

  • 4.1 1

    R Raees to H Amla, 1 run, Amla gets on the back foot once again and flicks that to deep backward square. It's a length ball into the pads.

  • Rumman Raees comes into the attack.

  • WXI - 41/0 (4.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    T Iqbal : 22(14)

    H Amla : 18(10)

    U Khan : 1-0-10-0

    I Wasim : 2-0-21-0

  • 3.6 1

    U Khan to H Amla, 1 run, into the pads and it's a slower ball. Amla nudges this towards mid on and takes a run.

  • 3.5 4

    U Khan to H Amla, FOUR, another gorgeous stroke from Amla. Length ball on the off stump. Amla just gets back and pushed that right past the mid off fielder.

  • 3.4 0

    U Khan to H Amla, no run, Usman is lucky to get away with that. That's on the pads and Amla has flicked this right to the short fine leg fielder.

  • 3.3 4

    U Khan to H Amla, FOUR, oh, hello! That’s quality. He leans in on that length ball and just sends this screaming to the extra cover fence. Best drive of the day. Period.

  • 3.2 1LB

    U Khan to T Iqbal, 1 leg bye, that’s close, but it’s going down leg. The ball comes on faster than expected. Clips the pads and ricochets towards the keeper. They sneak a run.

  • 3.1 1

    U Khan to H Amla, 1 run, great shot that. Amla gets across and whips that from the off stump to the right of the short midwicket fielder, who dives and stops the ball.

  • Usman Khan into the attack.

  • WXI - 30/0 (3.0 overs)
    16 Runs

    T Iqbal : 22(13)

    H Amla : 8(5)

    I Wasim : 2-0-21-0

    S Khan : 1-0-9-0

  • 2.6 4

    I Wasim to T Iqbal, FOUR, he connects this time around. He sweeps him from outside the off and past the short fine leg fielder.

  • 2.5 0

    I Wasim to T Iqbal, no run, this time he walked across, looking for the sweep. He doesn’t get any bat on the ball. It's well outside the off stump.

  • 2.4 2

    I Wasim to T Iqbal, 2 runs, Tamim has swung and nearly hit it to the short midwicket fielder. He slaps that from outside the off stump. He nearly gets a boundary but good fielding effort in the deep.

  • 2.3 0

    I Wasim to T Iqbal, no run, that has nearly carried to the short midwicket fielder. Wasim changes his guard and bowls it from over the wicket into the pads. He has chipped this and it's just short.

  • 2.2 4

    I Wasim to T Iqbal, FOUR, cheeky, very, very cheeky. He walked away before walking back in and then paddled that past the short fine leg fielder.

  • 2.1 6

    I Wasim to T Iqbal, SIX, What a shot! Tamim made some room and carted Wasim to the sight screen. He made room and smacked this one.

  • WXI - 14/0 (2.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    H Amla : 8(5)

    T Iqbal : 6(7)

    S Khan : 1-0-9-0

    I Wasim : 1-0-5-0

  • 1.6 4

    S Khan to H Amla, FOUR, nicely! That’s just class. He walked across his off stump and flicked it to the deep midwicket fence. He beat two fielders in the process. Such style.

  • 1.5 1

    S Khan to T Iqbal, 1 run, once again Tamim gets inside the line and works it to deep square. He middles that well. Gets into great position as well.

  • 1.4 1

    S Khan to H Amla, 1 run, Amla gets on top of this short of length ball and punches that toward mid on for an easy run.

  • 1.3 1

    S Khan to T Iqbal, 1 run, another quality shot that from Tamim. The ball swings into his pads. He flicks that right to the deep square fielder.

  • 1.2 0

    S Khan to T Iqbal, no run, a low full toss and Tamim has missed out on the chance for some runs. He drives it stylishly straight to cover.

  • 1.1 2

    S Khan to T Iqbal, 2 runs, neat swing for Sohail into the left-hander. He flicks it towards backward square and picks up a couple of runs.

  • Sohail Khan into the attack.

  • WXI - 5/0 (1.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    H Amla : 3(3)

    T Iqbal : 2(3)

    I Wasim : 1-0-5-0

  • 0.6 2

    I Wasim to H Amla, 2 runs, short once again. Amla punches this off the back foot towards wide long on and picks up a couple of runs.

  • 0.5 0

    I Wasim to H Amla, no run, short of length once again and quick. Amla punches that towards cover.

  • 0.4 1

    I Wasim to T Iqbal, 1 run, short of length on the leg stump. Punched off the back foot towards long on.

  • 0.3 1

    I Wasim to H Amla, 1 run, punches it off the back foot to long on

  • 0.2 1

    I Wasim to T Iqbal, 1 run, pushed to extra cover for a single

  • 0.1 0

    I Wasim to T Iqbal, no run, flicked to short fine leg

  • Tamim Iqbal and Hashim Amla come to open the innings, Imad Wasim to bowl the first over.

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World XI won by 7 wickets
Target: 175
Match Summary
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  • »  Pakistan 1st innings
  • »  PAK 50/1 (7.2 ovs)
  • »  2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (Ahmed Shehzad 21*, Babar Azam 28*)
  • »  PAK 100/1 (12.1 ovs)
  • »  PAK 150/3 (17.6 ovs)
  • »  Over 19.3: S Malik (33*), Catch Dropped by David Miller
  • »  Innings Break: PAK 174/6 (20.0)
Match Summary
  • »  World XI 2nd innings
  • »  WXI 50/1 (6.1 ovs)
  • »  H Amla: 51* (37) [4s-3] [6s-2]
  • »  WXI 100/2 (13.4 ovs)
  • »  WXI 150/3 (18.2 ovs)
  • »  Over 18.4: T Perera (31*), Catch Dropped by Shoaib Malik
  • »  4th Wicket: 55 runs in 29 balls (Hashim Amla 17*, Thisara Perera 37*)

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