Amla, Thisara dazzle in World XI’s win

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Second Twenty20




The World XI snatched a thrilling seven wicket victory over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 International worked off at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan yesterday.    

After restricting the home side to 174 for six wickets, the World XI reached their target with just one delivery to spare and to level the series 1-1.  

Opener Hashim Amla led the run chase with an unbeaten 72 from 55 deliveries inclusive of two sixes and five boundaries. 

He was also associated in an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 69 runs along with Thisara Perera who hoisted five sixes during his unbeaten 47 from 19 deliveries.      

Earlier, Pakistan, who won the toss and elected to bat, made 174 for six wickets from their 20 overs. 

Babar Azam (45), Ahmed Shehzad (43) and Shoaib Malik (39) had good starts but none of them went on to score big, as Pakistan found it tough going on a slow and low pitch.

For the World XI Sri Lankan paceman Thisara Perera and West Indian spinner Samuel Badree claimed two wickets apiece.

Pakistan, who won the first game of a three-match series by 20 runs on Tuesday, brought in paceman Usman Shinwari and spinner Mohammad Nawaz in place of Fahim Ashraf and the unfit Hasan Ali. 

The World XI left out Darren Sammy and Grant Elliott for Paul Collingwood and Samuel Badree. (Agencies)