Word XI levels T20 series winning the Second match

 . Last updated on September 14, 2017, 12:48 PM
Word XI levels T20 series winning the Second match
Thisara Perera played as the strong allrounder in the match, taking both the crucial wickets and the crucial runs.


World XI leveled the T20 series against Pakistan in the second fixture. After Pakistan's emphatic victory in the first T20, the World XI defeated the home squad by 7 wickets in the second. Pakistan scored 174 for six wickets batting first in the match. Top striker of the previous game, Babar Azam, scored 45. This bolstered with the score of 43 from Ahmed Shehzad adding to the challenging figure. The 39 from Malik also boosted Pakistan's score.

In reply, the World XI played a prolific chase. Hashim Amla and Thisara were batting at their unbeaten scores of 72 and 47 respectively. Finally, the XI won the match with Thisara beating the winning runs in the pre-ultimate ball of the match. 175 for 3 wickets came out as the winning figures of the visitors.

The match had the second partnership between Babar Azam and Ahmed Shehzad in the series. Unlike of that in the first match, the stand was for 45 balls bringing 59 runs. Pakistan feasted on the overs off Ben Cutting, who gave out 52 runs in 4 overs. The XIs could control the inning only after Samuel Badree took the helm of the attack. In the inning, Badree and Thisara Perera both took two wickets each. Perera's attack was upfront in the end stretch of the inning.

The chase was strong from the beginning and it never lost any momentum. The opening stand between Tamim Iqbal and Hashim Amla lasted more than five overs brining the chase to near 50. By the next wicket in the 10th over, when Tim Payne followed Iqbal, the score reached 71. Pakistan had only another wicket in the 14th over. Mohammed Nawaz removed Faf du Plessis brining the third and the last wicket of the inning. The victory came up with the joint score of Amla and Perera. The Protease player beat 72 off 55 balls. The hefty strike was from Thisara Perera who smashed a brutal 19-ball-47. The winning run can was a thrilling big six by the player.

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