Hosts win third T20I by 34 runs to lift Independence Cup

16 September, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • Lahore's Gaddafi stadium gears for international cricket's return as Pakistan hosts World XI

"However after the Independence Cup, when we in phases start holding worldwide matches in Karachi and other centres, the country will be able to host full series with matches staged in all the cities, and this will improve our financial position", Sethi said while addressing a news conference alongside ICC chief executive Dave Richardson ahead of the second T20 between Pakistan and the ICC World XI at the Gaddafi Stadium. However, ultimately, it was Pakistan who won the final by 33 runs and lifted the Independence Cup.

Pakistan coasted to a comfortable 33-run victory against a World XI in their decisive Twenty20 worldwide on Friday to clinch the three-match series 2-1.

While the Punjab Government is providing "Presidential level security" for the week-long World XI series in Lahore, Sethi expressed his desire to host a few games in the other cities too, notably Karachi. Hopefully, Pakistan will play Test cricket at home again.

World XI captain Faf du Plessis and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

On Friday, the World XI, chasing a target of 184, never got going as they could manage to score only 150/8 in their 20 overs.

Australia beat Board President's XI by 103 runs
It was all-rounder Marcus Stoinis and wicket-keeper Matthew Wade who provided the fireworks for Australia in the death-overs. While providing some puzzles of his own, Stoinis was also at the receiving end of it on his way to 76 in the match.

The global team opened their innings with hard knocks from Tamim Iqbal, bringing them to 15 runs at the end of the second over.

David Miller and Thisara Perera hit contrasting knocks of 32 with the Sri Lankan blazing his in 13 balls while the South Africa took 29 balls for his in an effort to take the game deep. But from thereon Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam steadied the ship as they put a 102 run-stand. The tour became possible after the success of Pakistan Super League final in Lahore earlier this year, which allowed the Pakistan Cricket Board to showcase the possible security arrangements it could make.

With two matches already played, the series is tied at 1-1, with everything to play for in the last match, scheduled for Friday evening.

Security fears with militants disturbing the peace at regular intervals had forced foreign teams to stay away from Pakistan.

It's the only (cricket-playing) country I hadn't been to, but now I can say I've played cricket in Pakistan. "It will be good for the children to see their heroes play", said the former New Zealand all-rounder.

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