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Ahmed-Babar become Pakistan’s most successful T20 batting pair

LAHORE: After displaying wonderful performances in the Independence Cup, Pakistan batsmen Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam have become the most successful Twenty20 international pair for the country. According to a PTV Sports report, the pair have batted five times together and registered two century partnerships and two fifty partnerships with an average of 78.80. Ahmed…

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Why were Indian cricketers not part of World XI? Gavaskar has the answer

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has reacted bitterly to the absence of Indian cricketers from a World XI side which toured Pakistan for the Independence Cup. Players and officials from South Africa, England, Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe took part in the three-match T20 series against Pakistan in Lahore. But…

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Watch: Ahmed Shehzad’s blistering batting against World XI

Ahmed Shehzad scored 89 runs from 55 balls to power Pakistan to 33-run victory over World XI in the third and final Twenty20 (T20) game of the Independence Cup on Friday.

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Video: Interesting moments of third T20 between Pakistan and World XI

Here are some of the most captivating moments of the third Twenty20 between Pakistan and World XI.

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Video: Cricket the real winner as World XI conclude successful Pakistan tour

Cricket emerged the real winner as fans were treated to spectacular cricketing acting by Pakistan and World XI in the three-match Independence Cup at Lahore.

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Current, ex-Pakistani cricketers thank international players for touring Pakistan

LAHORE: It was smiles all around at Gaddafi stadium after Pakistan beat World XI by 33 runs in the final of the Independence Cup series on Friday. Unable to contain their joy, here’s what former and current Pakistani cricketers tweeted after the series ended.  Congratulations to team Pak wonderful performances @iamAhmadshahzad & @babarazam258 very well…

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Third Twenty20 between Pakistan and World XI dubbed as ‘finale’

LAHORE: The third and last Twenty20 match of the Independence Cup series has gained the status of a ‘finale’ as  both the finalists teams will be aiming to strike a win to become  the winner of the mega event. The event has its own significance as the World XI is a galaxy of top notch…

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Video: Pakistan eyeing to clinch T20 series against World XI

Pakistan will be eyeing to clinch the Independence Cup against World XI by winning the 3rd Twenty20 (T20) on Friday.

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World XI overcome Pakistan by 7 wickets in cliffhanger

LAHORE: World XI beat Pakistan in their second clash against the hosts by seven wickets on Wednesday, leveling the series 1-1.  It was a match that went down the wire with World XI squad requiring 6 runs off the last 2 balls. A six from Perera to Rumman Raees sealed the deal as World XI…

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Video: Malik takes spectacular catch to dismiss dangerous Tamim

LAHORE: Watch Shoaib Malik take a difficult catch to dismiss Tamim Iqbal as Pakistan notched their first and much-needed wicket.  

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Here is what ICC CEO said about future cricketing events in Pakistan

LAHORE: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Cricket Council (ICC) David Richardson has said that more tournaments will be staged in the country if the law and order situations remains peaceful. He made the statement in a media briefing in Lahore alongside Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi. Richardson said that security is…

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WATCH: Fans reach Gaddafi Stadium for second World XI match

Fans have started to reach Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium for the second Twenty20 game of the Independence Cup between Pakistan and World XI.

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Watch: Pakistani batsmen hammer World XI bowlers in first T20

Pakistani batsmen feasted on World XI bowling during the first Twenty20 of the Independence Cup.

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WATCH: Citizens react to school closures in light of World XI matches

The decision of closing schools in light of the Independence Cup matches between Pakistan and World XI has received mixed reactions by the citizens.

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WATCH: Faf du Plessis praises Pakistan’s performance in first T20

World XI skipper Faf du Plessis commended Pakistan on their victory over his side in the first match of the Independence Cup.

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Independence Cup: 2nd T20 between Pakistan, World-XI today

LAHORE: The second T20 match of Independence Cup series between Pakistan and World XI will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday evening. The match will begin at 7pm. Pakistan leads the three match series one-nil. Foolproof security arrangements have been made for the match and nearly 16,000 personnel have been deputed to…

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Pakistan defeat World XI by 20 runs in Independence Cup opener

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…

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Collingwood shares his joy in Pakistan on Instagram

Former England captain Paul Collingwood is overjoyed over the excited welcome and topnotch protocol the international cricketers were accorded in Pakistan. The former England skipper also shared a photograph of a swimming pool of his hotel on social media website. It should be mentioned here that Pakistan XI will take on World XI this evening…

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Watch this before you leave for World XI matches

Every cricket fan is looking forward to World XI series beginning from today (Tuesday), as Lahore will host the international cricket match today. Are you interested to know about the security arrangements? Know the answer from Iram Khan who has special bits of advice for those who will arrive today at Qaddadi Stadium.

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Video: Cricket fever grips fan over World XI series

Cricket craze is overloaded as World XI series is all set to begin in Lahore today (Tuesday). Youth from Karachi to Quetta to Peshawar are overjoyed and hope for the complete restoration of international cricket in the country. All the tickets have already been sold out leaving the aspiring youth in despair. Know more in…

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ICC chairman welcomes return of international cricket to Pakistan

LAHORE: International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar has welcomed the return of international cricket to Pakistan ahead of the Independence Cup commencing from Tuesday here at the Gaddafi Stadium. Shashank Manohar, in a statement made available on Monday, said: “This is a good day for world cricket as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hosts…

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