Pakistan defeat World XI by 20 runs in Independence Cup opener

September 12, 2017
By: Samaa Web Desk
Published in Sports





LAHORE: Pakistan downed World XI on Tuesday, beating them by 20 runs as the hosts took the lead in the three-match series. 

Babr Azam was declared the Man of the Match for his impressive knock of 86 runs that enabled Pakistan to post a respectable total of 197 runs on the board.

It was a comprehensive bowling effort from Pakistan with all the bowlers chipping in. Shadab Khan, Sohail Khan and Rumman Raees took two wickets each from their respective four overs to give the World XI batting a line-up a tough time.

In response, World XI were able to finish at 177/7 from the 20 overs.

WORLD XI: 177/7



END OF OVER: 20 | 13 Runs | World: 177/7


19.5 NLTC Perera run out 17 (11b 3x4 0x6) SR: 154.54


END OF OVER: 19 | 13 Runs | World: 164/6 (34 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.63, RRR: 34.00)



  • DJG Sammy 16 (11b)

  • NLTC Perera 16 (10b)


END OF OVER: 18 | 3 Runs | World: 151/6 (47 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.38, RRR: 23.50)



  • DJG Sammy4 (5b)

  • NLTC Perera16 (10b)


END OF OVER: 17 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | World: 148/6 (50 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.70, RRR: 16.66)



  • DJG Sammy 2 (2b)

  • NLTC Perera 15 (7b)


16.3 GD Elliott c Imad Wasim b Sohail Khan 14 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 175.00


END OF OVER: 16 | 15 Runs | World: 139/5 (59 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.68, RRR: 14.75)



  • NLTC Perera 14 (6b)

  • GD Elliott 8 (5b)


END OF OVER: 15 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | World: 124/5 (74 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.26, RRR: 14.80)



  • NLTC Perera 1 (1b)

  • GD Elliott 7 (4b)


14.5 DA Miller st †Sarfraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan 9 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 128.57


END OF OVER: 14 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | World: 110/4 (88 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.85, RRR: 14.66)



  • DA Miller 3 (5b)

  • GD Elliott 0 (1b)


13.3 TD Paine c Rumman Raees b Sohail Khan 25 (25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100.00


END OF OVER: 13 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | World: 107/3 (91 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.23, RRR: 13.00)



  • TD Paine25 (24b)

  • DA Miller1 (1b)


12.3 F du Plessis c sub (Umar Amin) b Shadab Khan 29 (18b 4x4 1x6) SR: 161.11


END OF OVER: 12 | 22 Runs | World: 100/2 (98 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.33, RRR: 12.25)



  • F du Plessis 29 (16b)

  • TD Paine 20 (21b)


END OF OVER: 11 | 10 Runs | World: 78/2 (120 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.09, RRR: 13.33)



  • F du Plessis11 (10b)

  • TD Paine20 (21b)


END OF OVER: 10 | 8 Runs | World: 68/2 (130 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.80, RRR: 13.00)



  • F du Plessis9 (8b)

  • TD Paine12 (17b)


END OF OVER: 9 | 2 Runs | World: 60/2 (138 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 12.54)



  • F du Plessis3 (4b)

  • TD Paine10 (15b)


END OF OVER: 8 | 3 Runs | World: 58/2 (140 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.25, RRR: 11.66)



  • TD Paine 9 (11b)

  • F du Plessis 2 (2b)


END OF OVER: 7 | 7 Runs | World: 55/2 (143 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.85, RRR: 11.00)



  • TD Paine 7 (6b)

  • F du Plessis 1 (1b)


END OF OVER: 6 | 9 Runs 2 Wkts | World: 48/2 (150 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 10.71)


D Paine 1 (1b)

15.6 HM Amla c Imad Wasim b Rumman Raees 26 (17b 4x4 1x6) SR: 152.94


15.2 Tamim Iqbal b Rumman Raees 18 (18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


END OF OVER: 5 | 10 Runs | World: 39/0 (159 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.80, RRR: 10.60)



  • HM Amla22 (14b)

  • Tamim Iqbal14 (16b)


END OF OVER: 4 | 11 Runs | World: 29/0 (169 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.25, RRR: 10.56)



  • HM Amla13 (9b)

  • Tamim Iqbal13 (15b)


END OF OVER: 3 | 7 Runs | World: 18/0 (180 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 10.58)



  • HM Amla 12 (8b)

  • Tamim Iqbal 4 (10b)


END OF OVER: 2 | 7 Runs | World: 11/0 (187 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 10.38)



  • Tamim Iqbal 3 (9b)

  • HM Amla 6 (3b)


END OF OVER: 1 | 4 Runs | World: 4/0 (194 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 10.21)



  • Tamim Iqbal2 (5b)

  • HM Amla1 (1b)


PAKISTAN: 197/5






END OF OVER: 20 | 21 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 197/5 | RR: 9.85



  • Imad Wasim15 (4b)

  • Faheem Ashraf0 (1b)


19.2 Shoaib Malik b Perera 38 (20b 4x4 2x6) SR: 190.00


END OF OVER: 19 | 15 Runs | PAK: 176/4 | RR: 9.26



  • Shoaib Malik32 (18b)

  • Imad Wasim1 (1b)


END OF OVER: 18 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 161/4 | RR: 8.94


Shoaib Malik 18 (13b)

END OF OVER: 17 | 6 Runs | PAK: 149/3 | RR: 8.76


17.6 Sarfraz Ahmed c †Paine b Perera 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

  • Sarfraz Ahmed 3 (3b)

  • Shoaib Malik7 (9b)


END OF OVER: 16 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 143/3 | RR: 8.93



  • Shoaib Malik4 (6b)

  • Sarfraz Ahmed0 (0b)


15.5 Babar Azam c Miller b Imran Tahir 86 (52b 10x4 2x6) SR: 165.38



END OF OVER: 15 | 3 Runs | PAK: 133/2 | RR: 8.86



  • Shoaib Malik 1 (3b)

  • Babar Azam 84 (49b)



14.1 Cutting to Ahmed Shehzad, OUT, Ahmed Shehzad c Sammy b Cutting 39 (34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 114.70



END OF OVER: 14 | 13 Runs | PAK: 130/1 | RR: 9.28



  • Babar Azam 82 (47b)

  • Ahmed Shehzad 39 (33b)


END OF OVER: 13 | 11 Runs | PAK: 117/1 | RR: 9.00


END OF OVER: 12 | 11 Runs | PAK: 106/1 | RR: 8.63


END OF OVER: 11 | 10 Runs | PAK: 95/1 | RR: 8.63


END OF OVER: 10 | 9 Runs | PAK: 85/1 | RR: 8.50


Elliott to Babar Azam, 1 run, there's Azam's fifty


 

END OF OVER: 9 | 6 Runs | PAK: 76/1


Babar Azam44 (30b) - Ahmed Shehzad23 (20b)

END OF OVER: 8 | 8 Runs | PAK: 70/1 | RR: 8.75


Babar Azam42 (27b) - Ahmed Shehzad19 (17b)

Elliott to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR

END OF OVER: 7 | 12 Runs | PAK: 62/1


Babar Azam40 (24b) - Ahmed Shehzad13 (14b)

END OF OVER: 6 | 8 Runs | PAK: 49/1


Ahmed Shehzad12 (13b) - Babar Azam28 (19b)

Imran Tahir to Babar Azam, FOUR

END OF OVER: 5 | 06  Runs | PAK: 40/1


Ahmed Shehzad11 (11b)

Babar Azam21 (15b)

END OF OVER: 4 | 10 Runs | PAK: 34/1


Ahmed Shehzad7 (7b) - Babar Azam19 (13b)

Perera to Babar Azam, FOUR

Perera to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR

END OF OVER: 3 | 3 Runs | PAK: 24/1



END OF OVER: 2 | 9 Runs | PAK: 21/1 |


Babar Azam12 (5b) - Ahmed Shehzad1 (3b

Perera to Babar Azam, FOUR

Perera to Babar Azam, FOUR

END OF OVER (1): Pakistan 12/1




Morkel to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR





 Morkel to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR

Morkel to Fakhar Zaman - OUT

Morkel to Babar Azam - Four



19:00: Fakhar Zaman and Ahmad Shehzad open the inning for Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman opens the inning with back to back fours.


18:55:  The teams are lining up for the Pakistan national anthem.

18: 30: World XI captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan in the first match of the Independence Cup at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. 

Faf said: Pakistan are a dangerous time, but we have very good players in our squad.

"It's pretty new for all of us, we've got a long batting order and gives us an opportunity to look at the wicket. It's an honour to lead the World XI. It's not about ourselves, great to see we can play a small part in bringing cricket back to Pakistan. No egos."

Sarfraz Ahmad said that he too would have liked to bowl first.

"We wanted to bat first anyway. Players are excited, many are playing for the first time. Our focus is on cricket, the past is the past. We have an excellent team."

18: 00: World XI players have been brought to Gaddafi Stadium Ground in open-top decorated rickshaws amid a warm welcome from passionate fans.

Pakistani cricketers have also reached the ground.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people are lining up outside the ground to get in.

Match to begin at 7pm

The match is scheduled to get under way at 7pm.

Tickets available

According to reports, the crowd has built up slowly so far. There are plenty of people outside.

PCB Chairman Najam Sethi  tweeted that tickets are available for all three games

"This is a BEST 3 match series. As such there is no FINAL match. Therefore buy tickets NOW for all three matches," Sethi said.

Pakistan XI are all excited and raring to take on the World XI in the opener of Independence Day being played this evening in Lahore's Qaddafi stadium.

A World XI squad comprising 14 players from eight top cricket-playing nations landed in Lahore early Monday amid massive security, with Pakistan hoping the tour will end years of international isolation.

Pakistan has not hosted top-level international cricket -- barring five limited over matches against minnows Zimbabwe in 2015 -- since the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by terrorists in March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven players and staff.

The World XI, which will play three Twenty20 internationals from Tuesday, arrived around 2:00am Pakistan time (2100 GMT) with air surveillance and dozens of police vans in attendance as the team was whisked to their hotel.

Both the hotel and stadium will be cordoned off with 9,000 police and paramilitary staff deployed during the next five days.

The World XI is led by South African skipper Faf du Plessis and coached by former Zimbabwe batsman and ex-England coach Andy Flower.

A fourteenth player, Samuel Badree of the West Indies, has arrived belatedly.

Earlier on Sunday Malik Mohammad Khan, a spokesperson for the government of Punjab province, of which Lahore is the capital, said authorities were providing "foolproof security for the World XI with a big contingent of security officials deployed".

Parts of the city near the stadium will be cordoned off, with shops and restaurants around the venue to be shut for the duration of the series while spectators will have to pass through multiple security checkpoints.

Since the 2009 attack Pakistan have been forced to play most of their "home" games in the United Arab Emirates -- with the Pakistan Cricket Board complaining they have incurred losses of around $120 million.

But security has dramatically improved across Pakistan in the last two years, signalling hopes for the slow revival of international sport in the country.

In March, Pakistan successfully hosted the Pakistan Super League Twenty20 final in Lahore with English players Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan, West Indies' Darren Sammy and Marlon Samuels and South Africa's Morne van Wyk and Zimbabwe's Sean Ervine competing. -

Everything you need to know about Pakistan vs World XI


The Independence Cup includes three T20 internationals scheduled for September 12, 13 and 15 at the Gaddafi stadium.

All three T20 matches between Pakistan and World XI will be played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Sept 12, 13 and 15.



The match will be broadcast live on DSports in India, Prime TV – UK, Ghazi TV – Bangladesh, Willow TV, USA, Dialog – Sri Lanka and cricketgateway.com.

In Pakistan, match can be seen live on PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Pakistan Television Broadcasters.



SAMAA TV will also broadcast ball by ball commentary of the matches.

The live broadcast of the first T20I between Pakistan and World XI match will start at 07:00 PM IST (14:00 GMT).

Squad

Team Pakistan 16-member squad

  1. Sarfraz Ahmad (Captain – WK)

  2. Fakhar Zaman

  3. Ahmed Shehzad

  4. Baber Azam

  5. Shoaib Malik

  6. Umer Amin

  7. Imad Wasim

  8. Shadab Khan

  9. Muhammad Nawaz

  10. Faheem Ashraf

  11. Hassan Ali

  12. Amir Yamin

  13. Muhammad Amir

  14. Ruman Raees

  15. Usman Shinwari

  16. Sohail Khan


World XI

  1. Faf du Plessis (captain) (South Africa)

  2. Hashim Amla (South Africa)

  3. Samuel Badree (Windies)

  4. George Bailey (Australia)

  5. Paul Collingwood (England)

  6. Ben Cutting (Australia)

  7. Grant Elliott (New Zealand)

  8. Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)

  9. David Miller (South Africa)

  10. Morne Morkel (South Africa)

  11. Tim Paine (wicketkeeper) (Australia)

  12. Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka)

  13. Imran Tahir (South Africa)

  14. Darren Sammy (Windies)


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Story first published: 12th September 2017

 
 

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