The first two T20Is between World XI side and Pakistan will be played on September 12 and 13, and the final game will be played on September 15 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The skippers of either team have expressed their resolve to win the third and last crucial match after home-side beat the host team by 20 runs in the opening match.
In the wake of ongoing tour of a World XI, which is playing three-match T20I series, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson had said that the Independence Cup would send a positive message across the world that it is safe to play in Pakistan. In reply, World XI only managed to score 150 runs. Otherwise, Pakistan play most matches in the UAE, where they had shifted base since the unfortunate attack.
With the series poised 1-1, Pakistan and the World XI are embroiled in a gripping battle for victory.
Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad had earlier missed his second Twenty20 global century when he fell for 89. "For a lot of guys who don't play a lot of global cricketthese days, this was terrific competition against a strong Pakistan side".
Sarfraz Ahmed wins toss, to bat first in second match
In the second T20 match, Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera hit a towering six off the penultimate ball to steer the World XI to a thrilling seven-wicket win.
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Shoaib Malik, Usman Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Umar Amin, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Aamer Yamin, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees, Sohail Khan. As a result, Windies Cricket has also given green signal to play a three-match T20 series in the subcontinental country.
Security fears with militants disturbing the peace at regular intervals had forced foreign teams to stay away from Pakistan. It features 5 South Africans, 3 Australians, 2 West Indians, 1 Sri Lankan, 1 Bangladeshi, and 1 New Zealander.
It consequently left Pakistan deprived of regular global cricket in the country. "It will be good for the children to see their heroes play", he hoped.
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