World XI bowl in decider; Hasan Ali returns for Pakistan

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The series is locked at 1-1 with Pakistan winning the first match by 20 runs while World XI won the second game by 7 wickets. This ceremony will be attended by World XI team, Pakistan team, ex-cricketers and other dignitaries.

Du Plessis (13) was run out by a sharp piece of work by Shadab Khan whose direct hit found the skipper short of his ground despite a despairing dive.

Pakistan cricket Board arranged separate rides for the two star players in "rikshaws" as soon as the Pakistan innings was completed during the match. Thank everyone for the opportunity for coming here. The reports also say that the PCB is handing out approximately $100,000 to each player in the World XI squad while the rest of the amount will be going for logistics.

Chasing a stiff target of 184, World XI failed to get off to a good start as they lost opener, Tamim Iqbal, early.

Fast bowler Hasan Ali returned after missing the second match with a strained back, and took 2-28.

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Report, 2nd T20I: Hashim Amla smashed a half century and Thisara Perera provided an excellent finish with a 19-ball 47 as World XI defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 worldwide on Wednesday.

Babar Azam made a 31-ball 48 with five boundaries and added 102 for the second wicket with Shehzad. The visit of World XI has paved way for worldwide cricket to Pakistan and apart from the visit of other foreign teams the World XI will also undertake visits of Pakistan in the successive years 2018 and 2019, he told media here. In the next over Morkel was run out at just 1 and the World XI side was in heaps of trouble.

Afridi was the first to have a round of the stadium and while passing through different enclosures a diehard crowd gave him standing ovation.

Despite the International Cricket Council (ICC) pushing for more international cricket in Pakistan, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has ruled out the possibility of his side touring the country in the near future.

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