World XI beat Pakistan by 7 wickets, level series 1-1: As it happened

Thisara Perera and Hashim Amla ensured that the visitors chase down the 175-run target set for them by Pakistan with seven wickets and a ball remaining. The series is now level at 1-1 and will be decided by the third match that will be played on Friday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 13, 2017 11:28 pm
World XI have now levelled the series 1-1. (Source: AP)

It did looked like Pakistan might finish the series at one point when World XI had lost Faf Du Plessis. But Thisara Perera started freeing his arms. Perera’s free wheeling innings, coupled with the shoddy fielding effort from the home side towards the end of the match, meant that World XI managed to win with seven wickets and a ball in hand. It means now that the final match will be a decider. One thing is for sure, the cricket parched crowd of Pakistan got their fill at the Gaddafi stadium. It was a match that had plenty of drama. Their team may not have won, but few would be complaining after the fireworks that came of Thisara Perera’s bat.

Pakistan vs World XI, second T20I highlights:

SQUADS:

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed(wk/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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