Pakistan nation has won against terrorism:Miandad

Pakistan nation has won against terrorism:Miandad

It was clear in May 2015, when ICC refused to send any umpires for the series played by Zimbabwe in Lahore.

World XI won the second match of T20 series by 7 wickets which leveled the series.

Pakistan won the first match by 20 runs on Tuesday but struggled to contain World XI's strong batting line-up after its frontline fast bowler Hasan Ali was ruled out of Wednesday's game due to back strain. The series also marked another step towards revival of global cricket in Pakistan.

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.

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During all three matches, the fans expressed endless love for the visiting players, showing how eagerly they were waiting for the return of cricket in Pakistan.

Earlier, Babar Azam continued his fine form with a 38-ball 45 while Ahmed Shehzad and Shoaib Malik made 43 and 39 runs respectively as Pakistan managed 174-6 in their allotted 20 overs.

Notably, former skipper Shahid Afridi had opined that the ICC World XI would have been better off if it had had players from the Virat Kohli-led Team India. Before their final match both teams have a day-off.

Speaking about Sri Lanka and West Indies teams expected tour to Pakistan, he said a team who wants to play in Pakistan wouldsurely visit here. Already a T20 worldwide against Sri Lanka has been scheduled, subject to a security clearance and a three match T20 series against West Indies is also in the plans.

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi believes that the ongoing Independence Cup is the first step towards the resumption of worldwide cricket in the country, which would eventually also help in gradually improving PCB's finances in future contests.

Pakistan hopes the successful staging of this series will help them host Sri Lanka for a Twenty20 global on October 29, at the end of their full series in the United Arab Emirates.

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