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Pakistan Vs World XI 1st T20I at Lahore: Hosts win by 20 runs

Pakistan Vs World XI 1st T20I at Lahore

Pakistan Vs World XI 1st T20I at Lahore: The match was scheduled to start at 7.30 PM IST and it was right on time.The world XI is led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis and Pakistan is led by Sarfaraz Ahmed. Cricket is that one sport which can give any person that adrenaline rush in the body.The World XI tour of Pakistan has begun from 12th of September, 2017 and will commence on 15th of September, 2017.

The schedule of World XI tour of Pakistan is as follows:

  • Pakistan Vs World XI 1st T20I at Lahore, September 12, TUESDAY – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Pakistan Vs World XI 2nd T20I at Lahore, September 13, WEDNESDAY- Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Pakistan Vs World XI 2nd T20I at Lahore, September 15, FRIDAY – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Pakistan Vs World XI 1st T20I at Lahore

The match was scheduled to start at 7.30 PM IST and it was right on time.The world XI is led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis and Pakistan is led by Sarfaraz Ahmed. Andy Flower, who is the former Zimbabwe captain, is the coach of the World XI team. Richie Richardson has been appointed as the referee for the World XI versus Pakistan series.

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Only 11 players out of the squads played in the 1st Match.

Pakistan Vs World XI 1st T20I at Lahore Team Squad

Pakistan – Ahmed Shehzad, FakharZaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W), ImadWasim, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Sohail Khan, Hasan Ali, RummanRaees.

World XI – Tamim Iqbal, HashimAmla, Faf du Plessis (C), David Miller, Grant Elliot, ThisaraPerera, Tim Paine (W), BenCutting, Daren Sammy, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

Pakistan Vs World XI 1st T20I at Lahore – Match Summary

Pakistan Vs World XI 1st T20I at Lahore: The match started and the toss was won by World XI and they chose to field first.The Pakistan team scored 197/5 in 20 overs giving a good chase target for Word XI team. Tamim Iqbal and Hashim Amla started the game in the 2nd over and ImamWasim, as a bowler for the Pakistani team first over only 4 runs were yielded for World XI team. Second over started, SohailKhan was given the ball.

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HashimAmla smashed a four. Only 7 runs from second over. Imam Hashim returned back to the bowler for the third over. The first six for the World XI team was tricked by Hashim Amla. Again 7 runs for World XI team at the end of 3rd over. Sohail Khan was the bowler for the 4th over.  11 runs for World XI at the end of 4th over.

Pakistan Vs World XI 1st T20I at Lahore – Highlights

Hasan Ali was introduced as the new attacker in 5th over. Amla stroked 2 fours and yielded 10 runs for World XI. RummanRaees was introduced as the bowler. Iqbal was out. A direct hit on the stumps! Tim Paine took Iqbal’s place. Raees bowled out Amla. The sixth over was a good turning point for Pakistani players. The 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th overs didn’t give any runs to World XI team. In the 11th over, Tim Paine stroked a six to Shadab’s ball.  22 runs at the end of 12th over. The score was 164/6 at the end of 19th over. World XI could only score 178/7 at the end of the 20th over.

Pakistan Vs World XI 1st T20I at Lahore

The Pakistan team won the first match of the series by 20 runs. Babar Azam washanded the man of the match trophy. It was a good start for the Pakistan team in the series but two more matches are yet to take place. The table can turn anytime.