World XI bowl in decider; Hasan Ali returns for Pakistan

Babar Azam composed a fine half-century to ensure the home side overcame World XI by 20 runs

Shehzad bagged the player of the match award while Azam was named the player of the series.

For Pakistan, Ahmed Shahzad remained top scorer with 89 runs and Babar Azam scored 48. "For a lot of guys who don't play a lot of global cricketthese days, this was terrific competition against a strong Pakistan side".

Giles Clarke domes the ICC's special task force on Pakistan cricket and has been given a royal treatment while visiting Lahore with the World XI team. But, the middle order Tim Paine and Faf du Plessis forgot to rain their scores in last two matches.

He said: "Pakistan is an unavoidable part of the worldwide cricket community and the Pakistani people are very passionate about the game".

Chasing a decent total, World XI reached the winning shores with the loss of just three wickets. David Miller (32 off 29 balls) and Darren Sammy (24 off 23 balls) played steady knocks, but a disciplined performance by the bowlers clinched the game for hosts.

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

Ahmed missed his second T20 global century when he fell for 89.

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"I am still trying to convince Sri Lanka to play at least two matches in the coming series in Lahore", Sethi said.

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

Afridi was the first to have a round of the stadium and while passing through different enclosures a diehard crowd gave him standing ovation.

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.

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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