Pakistan vs World XI, 1st T20: Pakistan beat World XI by 20 runs; lead series 1-0

Pakistan beat World XI by 20 runs to win the first T20I of the Independence Cup in Lahore. The second T20I will be played on Wednesday at the same venue.

By: Express Web Desk | Lahore | Updated: September 13, 2017 9:22 am
Pakistan vs World XI: Pakistan beat World XI by 20 runs in first T20I in Lahore. (Source: PCB)

Pakistan vs World XI, PAK vs WXI T20: Pakistan beat World XI by 20 runs to lead three-match series 1-0. Boosted by Babar Azam’s 86, Pakistan posted a strong 197 runs after being put in to bat by World XI captain Faf du Plessis. None of the World XI batsmen could stay in the middle for long as they kept falling at regular intervals. Hashim Amla, Tim Paine, Faf du Plessis and Darren Sammy all reached 20s but couldn’t go beyond that and help the team in chase of the large total. Sohail Khan, Rumman Raees and Shadab Khan picked up two wickets each to chip away and arrest any development that the World XI made. Earlier, Pakistan enjoyed a 122 run stand courtesy Azam and Ahmed Shehzad for the second wicket. Shoaib Malik too added some pivotal runs to further the score. The win gives Pakistan a 1-0 series lead with the second T20I to be played on Wednesday in Lahore.

Pakistan vs World XI: Scorecard, commentary

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Shoaib Malik, Usman Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Umar Amin, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Aamer Yamin, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees, Sohail Khan

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

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