Perera helps World XI level series 1-1

Perera helps World XI level series 1-1

Perera helps World XI level series 1-1

World XI ensured their three-match Independence Cup series went to a decider after securing a dramatic seven-wicket victory over Pakistan with one ball remaining in Lahore on Wednesday.

Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Ahmed Shehzad provided good start to the team as gathered 41 runs for the first-wicket partnership in 4.4 overs in the very next delivery, Samuel Badree took the wicket of Fakhar Zaman, who couldn't impress the spectators with his bat in the first T20 worldwide against the World XI.

Left-hander Fakhar Zaman (21) hit Australian seamer Ben Cutting for three boundaries in the second over of the innings but was trapped leg before wicket by West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree (2-31). Rightly so, he was adjudged Man of the Match.

Sarfraz Ahmed-led side's 20 runs victory in first T20 on September 12 opened the series 1-0 but in the second T20, the experience of Hashim Amla steered the World XI to a comfortable victory over Pakistan, leaving the series tied at 1-1.

World XI skipper Faf du Plessis survived a close run-out chance when his counterpart Sarfraz uprooted the stumps in a flash.

And then needing 13 runs in the final over, the burly-built Perera gave little trouble to his senior partner Amla, as the former completed the job in style. Sammy did cause slight jitters with his six-hitting skills but they did not turn out to be enough to beat Pakistan. Both played 88 matches.

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Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has said his team would have to be more disciplined to seize the historic Twenty20 global series against the World XI.

Pakistan reached the 50-run mark in 7.2 overs and crossed the 100 mark in 12.2 overs.

Babar Azam was once again sublime, hitting five sweetly timed boundaries in his 38-ball 45.

In the end, the momentum lost during his stay could have proven to be costly for the World XI if not for Perera's late assault.

But Perera took charge in the last five overs as he cut loose against Pakistan seamers Shoaib Malik and Rumman Raees.

Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf are expected to regain their places in the playing XI for Pakistan. He played 23 balls to score impressive 39 runs laced with one four and three cracking sixes.

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