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Pakistan Vs World XI Live Score (T20)

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore Match Status: Match Ended

World XI beat Pakistan by 7 wickets

  • Some lusty hits by Imad Wasim and Shoaib Malik helped them get past the 170-run mark. The bowling was much better for the tourists. Thisara Perera and Samuel Badree finished with two wickets each and were well backed up by the rest. Faf du Plessis would have hoped for better bowling effort and he has got it. Will they chase it down to level the series or will the home side run away with the game? Join us in a while to find out.
  • Phew! What a dramatic finish for Pakistan but the World XI won't mind the score too. In the last four overs, they scored 40 runs, losing four vital wickets. Fakhar Zaman again fell early after a promising start but the pair of Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam put up a good stand. Just when they were looking to go big, both fell in quick time.
  • 19.6 OUT! Gone! Wicket on the final ball! What a catch, Collingwood! Age is just a number, he proves! On a length and outside off, Malik makes room and smashes it over covers. Paul in the deep, comes a couple of steps forward and dives to take it inches above the ground. Simply outstanding. 17 runs off the final over and PAKISTAN FINISH WITH 174/6!
  • 19.5 SIX! Slammed! On a length and outside off, Malik goes back and pummels it towards long on. The fielder there was interested in taking it but the ball goes well over him and into the fence.
  • 19.4 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 19.3 Dropped! That was the easiest of the night! A full toss on middle, dipping in, Malik goes for the pull but doesn't time it well. It goes towards Miller at deep mid-wicket who drops a sitter. A single taken.
  • 19.3 Wide! Slower one but miles outside off. Shoaib thinks of going after it but then decides to leave it alone.
  • Mid on drops back.
  • 19.2 Full toss outside off, drilled through covers for a comfortable brace.
  • 19.1 SIX! Top edge but doesn't matter! Short ball, climbing up on Malik who gives it a full swing of the bat. Gets a thick top edge but has enough to clear the man at deep mid-wicket for a maximum. So a biggie to start the final over.
  • Sohail Khan is the next man in!
  • 18.6 OUT! Golden duck for the Pakistan skipper! Shorter in length and outside off, Sarfraz Ahmed looks to guide it in the gap with the third man up. But much to his dismay, he ends up playing it straight it into the hands of Tahir stationed there. Eventful over from Perera, 6 runs and two wickets from it along with the no ball. 157/5
  • 18.5 Short delivery outside off, Malik cuts it towards the point fielder and scampers through for a quick single.
  • Sarfraz Ahmed is the new man in.
  • 18.4 OUT! In the air.. gone! Perera bowls a low full toss on the stumps, Imad Wasim gets across to play the paddle scoop but doesn't connect it quite well. It loops up in the air and Tahir at short fine leg takes an easy catch.
  • 18.3 Back of a length delivery outside off, Malik makes room and taps it in front of point for a single.
  • 18.2 A low full toss on the stumps, hit down the ground for a single.
  • 18.1 Stays leg side and lofts it over long on for a couple of runs.
  • Deep square leg goes finer.
  • 18.1 Not Out! It's called as a no ball for height! Full toss around off, Wasim slams it straight down the throat of Tahir at deep mid-wicket. Imad immediately looks to the square leg umpire and is asked to wait. Replays show it's well over the waist height and rightly called as a no ball. Free Hit coming up.
  • Imad Wasim is caught at deep mid-wicket. But he's asked to wait as it seems to be well above the waist height...
  • Thisara Perera to bowl now!
  • 17.6 Length delivery, angling in on middle, Imad Wasim mistimes his pull towards long on and will keep strike. 13 runs from the over and Morkel finishes his spell with figures of - 4-0-20-0! 151/3
  • 17.6 Wide! Slower one but down the leg side, Imad moves inside the line to let it be. Paine fumbles but they don't cross. 150 up for Pakistan!
  • 17.5 Imad tries to be cheeky here! Back of a length delivery on middle, Wasim looks to play the reverse scoop but fails to get any wood on it.
  • 17.4 FOUR! More runs! Short and angling on middle and leg, Wasim just helps it with a lapse over backward square leg to pick up the second boundary of the over.
  • 17.3 Good running! Length delivery, angling in, Wasim stays leg side and hits it down to long on. Good running between the wickets allows them to take a couple.
  • Mid on goes back, long off is now inside the ring.
  • 17.2 FOUR! Oh good shot! Morkel from around the wicket, angles it on a fuller length on middle. Imad stand stall and with a straight bat drives it down the ground for a boundary. Pakistan need this.
  • 17.1 Length delivery outside off, Malik dabs it wide of the point fielder for a single.
  • Morne Morkel to bowl out.
  • 16.6 Badree sees Imad coming down the track and hence fires it flatter through the air. The batsman could only keep it out. Samuel finishes his spell with figures of - 4-0-31-2! 138/3
  • 16.5 Steps out of the crease and eases it down to long off for a single.
  • 16.4 Chance of a run out! Wasim lunges forward and pushes it towards the off side before taking off. Malik obliges and Faf du Plessis from cover charges towards the ball and flicks it at the striker's end as Shoaib dives to get in. The throw to Paine was a wide one which saved the batsman there.
  • 16.3 Flatter on the pads, clipped in front of square leg for a single.
  • Imad Wasim is the new man in. He is promoted up the order.
  • 16.2 OUT! No fifty for Azam! Badree sends it quicker through the air, it skids a bit as Azam stands put to hit it down the ground. Fails to get enough meat behind the shot as the ball goes high up in the air. Miller comes forward from long on, judges the ball and takes another good catch. Never easy to take those under lights. Another good knock from Babar.
  • 16.1 Fuller on the stumps, drilled down to long on for a single.
  • 15.6 Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 134/2
  • 15.6 Wide! Tosses it up outside off, it turns further away, Malik leaves it alone.
  • 15.5 FOUR! Easily done! Down the leg side, Malik helps it down to the long leg fence for a boundary.
  • 15.4 Stumping chance goes down abegging! Tossed up outside off, Malik comes down the track to hoick it across the line. It turns away and beats him. Tim Paine behind the stumps collects the ball but is a tad late in taking the bails off. Malik comes back in the crease but it's taken upstairs. Replays show the batsman is safe.
  • 15.3 SIX! Handsome strike, that! Shoaib Malik skips down the track and makes a clean strike over long on for a maximum.
  • 15.2 Defended off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 15.1 Around off, driven towards long off for one.
  • Imran Tahir is back into the attack.
  • 14.6 A bit short on middle and leg, flicked towards long on for another single. 6 singles from the over. 121/2
  • 14.5 Loopy delivery around off, Shoaib takes a stride forward and pushes it into the off side for a single.
  • 14.4 Comes down the track and drives it towards long off for one.
  • 14.3 Malik goes deep inside the crease and punches it in the same zone to pinch another single.
  • 14.2 Drags his length back, it's belted towards sweeper cover for a single.
  • 14.1 Fuller around leg, flicked down to long on for a single.
  • Samuel Badree is brought back into the attack. There is a bit of drizzle in the air.
  • 13.6 Shimmies down the track and with an angled bat dabs it in front of point to keep strike. 115/2
  • 13.5 Yorker at the base of the middle stump, jammed down to long on by Azam. He wants the second one as well but a good throw from Perera denies him.
  • 13.4 Short of a length outside off, Malik chops it besides the pitch as the man from short third man is quick to the ball but won't stop the batsmen from crossing over.
  • 13.3 Once again on a similar length, pulled in front of square for a single.
  • 13.2 FOUR! That's not a good ball! With Azam in such form he won't let it go waste. Slants it on a length around the pads, Babar swivels a touch and pulls it through square leg to find the fence.
  • 13.1 Length delivery, closer to the off stump line. Malik stands tall and dabs it towards short third man for a single.
  • 12.6 Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 7 runs and a wicket off it. 106/2
  • 12.5 A bit fuller on off, milked down to long off for a single.
  • 12.4 FOUR! Sloppy! Quicker and flatter outside off, Azam makes room, crouches a bit and slaps it behind point. Tamim in the deep sprints to his left, dives but fails to stop it from crossing the fence.
  • 12.3 Fuller and around off, Azam gets on the front foot and pushes it back towards the left of the bowler.
  • Shoaib Malik is the new man in.
  • 12.2 OUT! Tahir breaks the stand! Good catch from Miller. Quicker through the air around middle, Shehzad looks to go big down the ground. He connects it well but Miller from long on moves across to his left and pulls off a great catch by tumbling a bit. Just a breakthrough World XI needed. The 59-run stand comes to an end.
  • 12.1 Floats it up around off, eased through covers for a single. 100 up for Pakistan!
  • 11.6 SIX! That's a great hit! Shehzad is really turning it on here. On a length and just around off, Shehzad comes down the track and goes bang over long off for a maximum all the way. 12 off the over. 99/1
  • 11.5 Skips down the track and flat-bats it towards wide long on. One run taken.
  • 11.5 Wide! Slower one but the angle it taking it down the leg side. Left alone.
  • 11.4 Good length outside off, punched off the back foot towards cover.
  • 50-run stand between Shehzad and Azam!
  • 11.3 Angles in a length delivery on middle, Ahmed makes a bit of room and hits it through the line past cover-point for a single.
  • 11.2 Hits the deck hard, slants it on the leg stump, Babar tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
  • 11.1 Starts off with a fuller ball on the pads, clipped towards deep mid-wicket and gets a brace for doing so.
  • Ben Cutting is back on. He's bowled just one over and has conceded 14 already. Can he get a breakthrough?
  • 10.6 Quicker delivery around off, AS goes back and punches it towards cover for a single. Nine runs from Tahir's first over. 87/1
  • 10.5 Loops it up around middle, a bit too full. Ahmed slogs it off the inner half towards mid-wicket. One run taken.
  • 10.4 Flattish on middle and leg, tucked behind square on the leg side for one.
  • 10.3 FOUR! Wayward delivery again! Quicker and down the leg side, Azam gets down and across to paddle it down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
  • 10.2 Tahir is lucky to get away with that one! Once again drops it short on middle, Shehzad pulls it to deep mid-wicket and picks up another single.
  • 10.1 Starts off with a flatter one, shorter in length. It's pulled to deep backward square leg for a single.
  • Imran Tahir to bowl now. World XI need him to strike.
  • 9.6 Good length around off, punched to long on for a single. 78/1
  • 9.5 Length ball around off, punched through mid on for a single. Morkel gets around in time to prevent the boundary.
  • 9.4 Fuller around off, Azam mistimes his drive towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 9.3 FOUR! Lovely! Good length around off, punched down the ground by Azam. The timing is too good and he gets a boundary. He really looks pleasing to the eye.
  • 9.2 Shortish outside off, punched towards backward point. Collingwood goes to his right and half-stops it with a dive. Just a run taken.
  • 9.1 Back of a length around off and middle, turned through backward square leg for a single. Lucky that Amla got around in time to stop that one.
  • 8.6 FOUR! Good batting! Slower in pace, length ball around middle, Shehzad waits for it, backs away and punches it through point for a boundary. He has really looked good so far. 69/1
  • 8.5 Slower one in line of the stumps, turned through wide mid on for a single.
  • 8.4 Shorter in length, pulled to deep square leg for a single.
  • 8.3 Another slower one, Shehzad punches it towards long on. Miller gets to his left and slides to stop the ball from going through. The umpire is not sure and hence refers it upstairs. Replays show that Miller was not touching the ropes. Two runs taken.
  • 8.2 FOUR! Well done, Ahmed! Slower in length outside off, Shehzad waits for it and just slices it over the head of the bowler for a boundary. Superb shot, that.
  • 8.2 WIDE! Bouncer from Collingwood, Shehzad comes down to have a go but fails to connect. Signaled a wide for the height.
  • 8.1 Good length around off, punched through mid on for a single.
  • 7.6 Leading edge! Around off, Azam looks to turn it through the leg side but gets a leading edge towards covers for a single. 55/1
  • 7.5 Punches one back to the bowler who dives to get a hand to the ball.
  • 7.4 FOUR! Just wide! Full and outside off, Azam throws his bat at it. The ball eludes the diving keeper for a boundary to third man. Replays show that Paine did get a glove to it.
  • 7.3 Good length around off, Azam shapes to punch but gets a soft leading edge towards the off side.
  • 7.2 Slower but shorter in length, tucked through mid on for a single.
  • 7.1 Fuller outside off, driven through mid off for a couple of runs. There was slight confusion between the two but no harm done.
  • Thisara Perera comes on for a bowl.
  • 6.6 Full again, slower, Shehzad drags it through mid on for a single. 47/1
  • 6.5 Babar eases this one towards long off for a single.
  • 6.4 Slower again, fuller in length though, Azam mistimes it towards mid off.
  • 6.3 Slower bouncer from Collingwood, Azam lets it go through expecting a wide.
  • 6.2 Shorter again from Paul, Shehzad pulls it over mid-wicket for a single.
  • 6.1 Starts off with a length ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Time for a bowling change. Paul Collingwood to bowl, he's playing an international game after six years.
  • 5.6 Bowls the slower one outside off, beats Shehzad trying to pull and also the keeper behind. No runs taken though. A good over by Morkel but a decent Powerplay for the home side. 43/1
  • 5.5 Nice! Shorter in length outside off, Ahmed looks to flay it over the off side but the ball bounces more on him and beats him all ends up. Good ball, that.
  • 5.4 Shorter in length outside off, punched towards covers by Shehzad.
  • Mid on goes back.
  • Azam does have the potential to play well in T20Is. His strike rate is improving as well, as seen from last game. If he does go on to maintain that rate, it could be terrific for Pakistan.
  • 5.3 On a length outside off, Azam mistimes his punch towards mid off but takes off for a single. Completes it with ease and informs his partner that it was the slower one by Morkel.
  • 5.2 Back of a length outside off, punched towards covers by Babar Azam.
  • 5.1 Good length outside off, Azam defends it.
  • 4.6 Loops it around off and middle, turned through square leg for a single. 42/1
  • Babar Azam walks out to bat. He played well last night, can he repeat his heroics?
  • 4.5 OUT! Badree strikes! Loops it around leg, Zaman shapes to go big again but gets hit on the back leg. The bowler appeals and the umpire rules it out. Always looked out to the naked eye. Oh wait, the replays show it was going down leg.
  • 4.4 Slower one on middle, Zaman looks to slog it away but gets it off the inner half towards backward square leg.
  • 4.3 Shehzad nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 4.2 Looks to cut this shorter one but ends up chopping it towards covers.
  • 4.1 FOUR! Tonked! Badree floats it outside off, Shehzad slinks down the wicket and clobbers it over the head of the bowler for a boundary.
  • 4.1 WIDE! Slips one down the leg side, Shehzad cannot clip it. Wide signaled.
  • 3.6 Shorter in length outside off, guided towards short third man by Zaman. 35/0
  • 3.5 Outside off on a length, Shehzad punches it towards mid on for a single.
  • 3.4 On a length outside off, Shehzad punches it towards cover-point.
  • 3.3 Good length around middle, Zaman looks to put it away but finds the fielder at deep fine leg. Only a single results.
  • 3.3 WIDE! Morkel slips a slower one down the leg side, Zaman cannot clip it through. Wide signaled.
  • It's really windy out there. The bails at the non-striker's end come off. The umpire is placing them again...
  • 3.2 Good length around off, Shehzad gets across and tucks it towards short fine leg for a run. In fact, it went off the pads so a leg bye is signaled.
  • Think the breeze didn't help Morkel and hence he changed ends. Some trouble with the sightscreen. A short delay.
  • 3.1 Good length outside off, Zaman taps it in front of backward point and takes a single.
  • Change of ends for Morne Morkel. Early trouble for Faf du Plessis.
  • 2.6 FOUR! Top shot! Flatter outside off, Ahmed backs away a touch and just punches it through point for another boundary. The runs keep coming for the home side. 30/0
  • 2.5 FOUR! Just wide! Floats it outside off, Shehzad comes down again and smashes it wide of the mid off fielder for a boundary. He will need to keep hitting them.
  • 2.4 Shehzad now dances down the track and looks to drive but finds the extra cover fielder.
  • 2.3 Expects Zaman to come down and darts it around leg, Fakhar can only nudge it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 2.2 FOUR! Brilliantly done! Shorter in length around middle, Zaman walks across a touch and clips it between backward square leg and short fine leg for a boundary. He has got off to a flier here.
  • A deep mid-wicket and long on in place.
  • 2.1 Floats it around middle, turned through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Time for some spin! Samuel Badree to roll his arm over. He is known to bowl in the Powerplay overs.
  • 1.6 FOUR! They keep coming! Slants it around the leg stump, Zaman has another boundary as he helps this through wide of the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. Expensive over, that. 16/0
  • 1.5 FOUR! Just as I praise Cutting, he drifts one on the pads, Zaman just tickles it down to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Poor bowling!
  • 1.4 Try and hit that, says Ben! Shorter in length around off, Zaman looks to pull but gets it off the helmet. Nobody can reach it, wouldn't have mattered as it was not off the bat. A good ball though by Cutting.
  • 1.3 FOUR! Bashed! Length from Cutting, Zaman has had enough, he comes down the wicket and smashes it over the head of the bowler for a boundary. That was hit with a lot of disdain.
  • 1.2 Fuller in length around off, whipped through backward square leg for a single.
  • 1.1 Bowls it on a length outside off, Zaman pushes it wide of mid off for a single.
  • Ben Cutting to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Length around off, Ahmed defends it from his crease. 2/0
  • 0.5 Good length outside off, Shehzad defends it watchfully.
  • 0.4 Shorter outside off, Shehzad looks to cut it through but finds the fielder inside the ring.
  • 0.3 Good length outside off, left alone again.
  • 0.2 Good length outside off, Shehzad gets in line and defends it.
  • 0.2 WIDE! Sprays it wide outside off, swings further away, left alone by Shehzad. Wide signaled.
  • 0.1 Good length outside off, Zaman taps it towards covers and takes a quick single to get off the mark.
  • Time for the game! There is a still a strong breeze around the ground. The boundary cushions are adjusted. Ahmed Shehzad and Fakhar Zaman to open the batting for Pakistan. Morne Morkel to run in first up. Here we go...
  • There is a dust storm blowing across the stadium, hopefully it won't delay the proceedings.
  • PITCH REPORT - Pommie Mbangwa doing the pitch report feels that the wicket looks a touch drier than yesterday and will have a bit more pace. Adds that the deck should remain the same and so chasing shouldn't be a problem either.
  • Faf du Plessis says the wicket looks good. Adds they have also made changes to their side. Grant Elliot and Darren Sammy are out and in come Paul Collingwood and Samuel Badree. Isn't disappointed to bat second either. Feels they conceded 20 runs extra in the last game but hopes that they manage to restrict the hosts to a score that they can chase down later. Ends by saying they play cricket to win matches.
  • Sarfraz Ahmed informs that he will bat. Mentions that they are playing an extra spinner. Opines that they did not want to risk with Hasan Ali's back problem. Jokes that there were too many batsmen in the World XI yesterday. Two changes for them, Fahim Ashraf and Hasan Ali replaced by Usman Shinwari and Mohammad Nawaz.
  • TOSS - Pakistan win the toss and opt to bat.
  • While Sarfraz Ahmed did acknowledge that the focus should be on cricket, one cannot ignore the context. A successful staging of this series will hopefully open doors for many more international teams coming to this part of the subcontinent. For now, the game today is what matters, should be an interesting one. Stay tuned for all the action.
  • International cricket made a resounding return to Pakistan after a very eventful first encounter between the hosts and World XI yesterday. The home side has taken a 1-0 lead with a complete performance. It was always going to be the case with the tourists being a bit rusty as they haven't played together. Faf du Plessis will hope for a better performance from his teammates and level the series with a win.

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115