Pakistan clicked the historic series 2-1. © Getty Images

Pakistan clicked the historic series 2-1. © Getty Images

Pakistan celebrated the return of international cricket in their country with a thumping 33-run win to clinch the final Twenty20 International and the series against World XI at the Gaddafi Stadium, in Lahore on Friday (September 15).

Chasing 184 for victory, only Thisara Perera, with a 13-ball 32, and David Miller, who hit a 29-ball 32, made significant contributions, as Pakistan outclassed World XI — with players from seven countries — in the decider to claim the series 2-1.

The others never got going in a shaky chase which saw as many as three run outs. Hasan Ali, the Pakistani seamer, finished as the best bowler with figures of 2 for 28.

Earlier, Pakistan’s innings was built around Ahmed Shehzad’s 55-ball 89 and a 31-ball 48 by Babar Azam. The two added 102 runs for the second wicket after Pakistan lost Fakhar Zaman for 27.

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