XI beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in 2nd T-20

XI beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in 2nd T-20

XI beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in 2nd T-20

He had dropped a dolly off Sarfraz Ahmed in 2017 Champions Trophy, giving away an easy victory and a confirmed place in the semi-final.

Dashing left-hander Fakhar Zaman once again got fair reward for attacking intent as he put the World XI new ball bowlers to the sword.

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 global against the World XI.

Earlier, Pakistan posted 174-6 against the World XI.

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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. With 33 required off the last two overs it was Sohail Khan who blinked first as he was smashed out of the park for two big sixes by Perera. Both Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam struggled to get the boundary shots as the World XI bowling attack made brisk scoring hard. He hit Sohail Khan for two sixes and was dropped at long-off by Shoaib Malik.

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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.

At 135, Babar was sent back by Badree, who had the batsman - looking to smash the bowler over long-on - caught by Miller at deep mid-on for a 38-ball 45 studded with five fours.

It was left to Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam to fix the innings, like they did with their 122-run stand on Tuesday.

Shoaib tried to lift the run-rate and in the process cracked three sixes and a four in a 23-ball 39 but he did not get support from the other end.

Both the teams made two changes to their playing XI. His innings had taken him to 1692 runs in Twenty20 Internationals to become Pakistan's highest run-getter in the format, going past Umar Akmal's 1690 runs.

Paine's misery was ended by spinner Imad Wasim after he was clean-bowled to a delivery which kept low.

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