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Sammy cameo in vain as World XI lose opener

Sammy cameo in vain as World XI lose opener

The Pakistani crowd that has been bereft of home action were up for a treat yet again.

Pakistan on Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving worldwide cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match before excited crowds amid tight security.The Twenty20 match, accorded global status by the global Cricket Council, is the first game of only the second series Pakistan has hosted since militants attacked the bus of the visiting Sri Lankan team in March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven players and staff.The Pakistan team will lock horns with the Faf du Plessis led ICC World XI in the second match of the series on Wednesday.

Pakistan had scored 174-6 in their 20 overs.

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Pakistan beat the Faf du Plessis-led world team by 20 runs yesterday in a match which marked the return of worldwide cricket to trouble country.

While Pakistan produced an all-round performance, World XI lacked an edge in the bowling department.

With Amla (72 not out) too joining the onslaught, World XI reached 44 runs off the first five overs before Sohail Khan (1-44) provided the initial breakthrough with the wicket of Tamim. Sohail Khan, 1, would join Hamla in the unbeaten column.

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There was a wobble in the run chase as Australia's Tim Paine went for 10 and skipper, Faf du Plessis, scored 20 from 14 deliveries. While both of them, particularly Malik, can tonk around when needed, Pakistan need a big hitter at the end of the innings. He found good support from Shoaib Malik lower down.

Chasing a massive total, the visitors had a sedate start to their innings, but Tamim Iqbal (23) slammed a six and a couple of boundaries in the third over to inject some momentum. The final match of the series will be played on Friday at the same venue.

World number five T20I spinner Samuel Badree was not picked for the series opener.

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Earlier, Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf were replaced by Pakistan with Usman Khan Shinwari and Mohamamd Nawaz while World XI brought in Samual Badree and Paul Collingwood in place of Grant Elliott and Darren Sammy.


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