Top performance by World XI stars praised on social media

September 14, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

Lahore: World XI beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international to level the three-match series at 1-1 at Lahore’s Gaddafi stadium on Wednesday. Current and former players expressed their sentiments and congradulates both team on their performances.

Hashim Amla (72) and Thisara Perera (47) batted with aggression to help the visitors reach a 175-run target in 19.5 overs to set up an intriguing final match on Friday.

Fast bowler Wahab riaz tweeted that playing on home soil never mind about defeat. He also wishes Shoaib Malik on his new record.

Batsman Mohammad Hafeez praised World XI efforts and wished his team Pakistan for better results on Friday in the final encounter between the two teams.

Junaid Khan also congratulates World XI on their performance. Former Australian Batsman Tom Moody praised Hashim Amla and Thisara Perera in his tweet. Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar expressed his hope in Pakistan to performance well in the final match.

Thisara Perera and Imran Tahir were among top trends too. As well, Pak vs World XI and Gaddafi Stadium were also in the top trend table.

Pakistan had scored 174-6 in their 20 overs.

Babar Azam (45), Ahmed Shehzad (43) and Shoaib Malik (39) had good starts but none of them went on to score big, as Pakistan found it tough going on a slow and low pitch.

Sri Lankan paceman Perera and West Indian spinner Samuel Badree claimed two wickets apiece for the World XI. – Samaa