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Pakistan beat World XI by 33 runs to win Independence Cup

16 September, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Glenda Knight
  • The stars aligned just right for Pakistan cricket as history was made at Gaddafi Stadium

With the successful conclusion of the Independence Series between Pakistan and World XI, hopes for more worldwide matches at home in future have increased.

Earlier, World XI skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan in the third & final T20 being held at Gaddafi stadium here on Friday.

For Pakistan, Ahmed Shahzad remained top scorer with 89 runs and Babar Azam scored 48.

"These cricketers are here to play their part in the safe and steady return for worldwide cricket in Pakistan so that the enthusiastic and die-hard fans and followers of Pakistan cricket can once again start to watch their stars and their heroes in their own backyard".

Gracious in defeat, Du Plessis praised the Pakistan team and said he would welcome more opportunities to tour the country. It's the only (cricket-playing) country I hadn't been to, but now I can say I've played cricket in Pakistan. Hashim Amla, who slammed three lovely boundaries, was run out after a awful mix-up and at the 10-over mark, ICC World XI were struggling at 68 for the loss of 5 wickets.

Others never got going in a shaky chase which saw three World XI batsmen run out.

Fakhar Zaman was furious with himself after departing early
Fakhar Zaman was furious with himself after departing early

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

It may be mentioned that over 10,000 policemen in uniform and plain clothes are on duty in and around Gaddafi Stadium today which is Final Day of Independence Day - World XI T20 Final.

Sri Lankan seamer Perera was the pick of World XI's bowlers with 2-37 in his four overs.

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

Because of the ongoing decent T20I short series, the Sri Lanka and West Indies have reportedly agreed to play against Pakistan in their country in coming months.

The series was arranged as part of Pakistan's efforts to bring back worldwide cricket to the country, which has only hosted Zimbabwe for a limited-over series in 2015.

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