World XI win toss, opt to bowl first in final T20I


In the second T20I between the ICC World XI and Pakistan, the mixture of players from the different country had a win over the host nation by seven wickets.

That left the series intriguingly placed with the final match on Friday, also in Lahore. Two run-outs and three clean dismissals meant they were down and out.

While disclosing that the ongoing Independence Cup would not be a profitable venture, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi said the activity was the first step towards reviving global cricket which would help gradually improve PCB's finances in future contests.

"When it comes to ICC events, there's no question that if India are drawn against Pakistan they will be playing".

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Pakistan cricket Board arranged separate rides for the two star players in "rikshaws" as soon as the Pakistan innings was completed during the match.

Former cricketer Shahid Afridi has finally received a send off by the Pakistan Cricket Board for his contribution to cricket. "ICC will be extending help to Pakistan for the return of worldwide cricket and it will be persuading the other cricket playing nations to visit Pakistan in due course of time", said the ICC official. For the live streaming, cricket lovers in Pakistan can visit the official website of #ptv sports.

Najam Sethi expressed his gratitude to the ICC for lending hand for the resumption of worldwide cricket to Pakistan by sending its World XI.

Meanwhile, World XI, are likely to bring back Darren Sammy, who was dropped for the second game.

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Addressing the media in Lahore, the Pakistan skipper said that they have young team which has the ability to beat any team. "The ICC is very serious about reviving worldwide cricket in the country and we are happy the first step has been taken with the World XI tour".

Gracious in defeat, Du Plessis praised the Pakistan team and said he would welcome more opportunities to tour the country.

On the other hand, World XI can opt for George Bailey, the former Australian limited-overs captain to strenthen the middle order.

He is hoping that the ban will now be lifted and expressed hope to play the T20 match against Sri Lanka, set to be held in Lahore in October this year.

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