Hosts win third T20I by 34 runs to lift Independence Cup

Sep 16, 2017, 01:01
Hosts win third T20I by 34 runs to lift Independence Cup

Once the Windies series comes to fruition, it will mark the first time a leading global side has toured Pakistan since 2009, when militants attacked a bus carrying the Sri Lanka team resulting in injury to several players and the death of several members of the security forces.

Talking about the official announcement of the end of his ban, he said, "As every official of PCB is busy in the World XI series, I will be contacting them over phone and then they will give me time to meet and for the official letter after which is will be able to play cricket".

Perera ensured World XI takes the series to the decisive game Friday when he reached victory in style by hoisting left-armer Raees over the long-on boundary. The batsman scored just 3 runs and did not help World XI's cause as the visiting side had scored 53 runs for the loss of four wickets.

Pakistan cricket Board arranged separate rides for the two star players in "rikshaws" as soon as the Pakistan innings was completed during the match.

Pakistan will now play the series-decider third and final T-20 clash against World XI at the same venue tomorrow.

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Shehzad (89) tried to sneak a bye but his exhaustion got the better of him and he was run out by keeper George Bailey leaving Pakistan 163 for 2. The two added 102 runs for the second wicket after Pakistan lost Fakhar Zaman for 27.

The World XI clawed back with the a win in the second match, as South African Hashim Amla anchored the chase of 175 runs with a knock of 72, while Sri Lankan Thisara Perera hammered 47 not out off 19 balls with five sixes to settle the issue.

"The ICC has already agreed to invest in security and improving the security capabilities for a three-year period", Richardson said, adding that he would like to see other countries sending their teams to Pakistan.

His and Pakistan's only hundred in a Twenty20 worldwide had come against Bangladesh during the World Twenty20 tournament in 2014. We know the security plans being enforced for the World XI matches are causing some inconvenience to the people.

"The agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board has been finalised and done and they have confirmed that they will come to Lahore in November to play three T20 Internationals", Sethi said in a television interview here.

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