Match Over - World-XI won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Pakistan, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Referee: RB Richardson
  • When: 13 Sep 2017, 16:00 SAST
  • Winner: World-XI
  • Man of the Match: NLTC Perera


  • Umpire1: Ahmed Shahab
  • Umpire2: Shozab Raza
  • Third Umpire: Ahsan Raza



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0




Overs: 19.5 / 20.0


10:49 pm That's it from the coverage tonight. We'll see you again on Friday for the decider. On behalf of Shashank Kishore, I wish you a good night.

Faf du Plessis: We needed this to keep the series alive. We bowled well today and made fewer mistakes. The wicket had a bit more spin today. Hashim was amazing for us, we needed that one guy to bat till the end and that didn't happen yesterday. We're obviously a team that's brand new together, so last night we were disappointed we didn't do our best. Our bowlers were very good tonight and the batting was smart too. I expect the third match to be in similar conditions so we'll look to repeat this.

Sarfraz Ahmed: World XI deserves the credit. Amla and Perera kept it till late and did it. Our bowlers are young and this is an occasion for them to learn how to bowl in such situations. We were a little sloppy today in the field. The score was good enough, 175, but if the execution was better in defending, we would have pulled it off.

Man of the Match, Thisara Perera: First of all it's a real honour to be selected to the World Xi. Not much to say, it was a very happy day. Hash told me to stay till the last moment because we can catch up. I listened to him and we did really well. It's a habit for me to be in this situation. This is a dream come true for me [playing in this team]. Thanks to Pakistan's fans for coming out.

10:24 pm The series is alive! That's one way to bring cricket back. A treat for the fans in Lahore. Amla anchored this innings as the top order struggled to add impetus through the middle overs. Yes, there were big hitters down the order to make up for it, but World XI nearly lost their way. Pakistan's spinners did a great job and perhaps would have bowled 12 between them - Nawaz stopped at three - if Perera hadn't come in. Was the left-hander's presence the turning point, much before his big finish? Perhaps. The pacers couldn't hold their nerves in the end. We're going to have a spectacle on Friday.

19.5Rumman Raees to NLTC Perera, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, he's smashed it straight over the bowler and cleared the boundary! What an innings from Perera! Stands tall, deep in the crease and is rewarded for his spirit so far with a nice, juicy full toss outside off. That front leg is out of the way already. He absolutely clubs it. The one six he gets off the middle and it's saved for this moment.

6 off 2. Will Perera farm the strike? Will he do it in one ball? Will it be Miller after all? Or none of the above? Sarfraz taking his time talking to his bowler. Says a prayer as he walks back.

19.4Rumman Raees to HM Amla, 1 run, well bowled. Giving nothing to Amla who is on his haunches at the non-strikers end. Slower bouncer, only dragged to deep square with a hook.
19.3Rumman Raees to HM Amla, 2 runs, top edge lands between long-on and long-off. He's too tired to do anything at the moment. Slower ball, good length at midlde stump. Slashes acorss the line and lobs it straight up. Back for the second.
19.2Rumman Raees to NLTC Perera, 1 run, low full toss at off stump, slapped to long-off and this time he's agile and onto it quickly before throwing it at the keeper's end.
19.1Rumman Raees to NLTC Perera, 2 runs, back of the hand slower ball, overpitched outside off. Drilled straight to long-off....where Shadab does atrociously. That is dreadful from the young leggie. Lazily down at it. Deflects it to his right and makes no effort to recover. Perera keeps strike.
19.1Rumman Raees to NLTC Perera, WIDE, 1 run, oh no, starts off with a wide. This swings away from the wide marker, very full, but poor direction.
End of over 19. 19 runs this over. 161/3 after 113 balls.
NLTC Perera 37 (15b 0x4 4x6 ) Sohail Khan 4-0-43-1
HM Amla 69 (53b 5x4 2x6 ) more

20 off the over! Perera has done superbly in the 19th over, and he has retained strike for the last one. Rumman Raees has been sensational so far. Here he is. 13 off 6.

End of over 18. 8 runs this over. 142/3 after 108 balls.
HM Amla 69 (53b 5x4 2x6 ) Rumman Raees 3-0-23-0
NLTC Perera 19 (10b 0x4 2x6 ) more

Sohail Khan. 33 off 12.

End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 134/3 after 102 balls.
HM Amla 68 (49b 5x4 2x6 ) Sohail Khan 3-0-24-1
NLTC Perera 12 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Why not Miller? That's the popular question on feedback at the moment. World XI need 41 off 18.

End of over 16. 12 runs this over. 124/3 after 96 balls.
HM Amla 66 (47b 5x4 2x6 ) Rumman Raees 2-0-15-0
NLTC Perera 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rescued that over with the last boundary. 12 from it. 51 off 24 to get. Here's Sohail.

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 112/3 after 90 balls.
HM Amla 55 (42b 3x4 2x6 ) Shadab Khan 4-0-32-0
NLTC Perera 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 10 runs this over. 106/3 after 84 balls.
F du Plessis 20 (14b 0x4 2x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 3-0-25-1
HM Amla 52 (39b 3x4 2x6 ) more

Perera has come in at 5. Two left-arm spinners and a legspinner. Watch out.

End of over 13. 10 runs this over. 96/2 after 78 balls.
HM Amla 49 (36b 3x4 2x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-26-0
F du Plessis 13 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Taha: "Do you think winning champions trophy played a significant factor in making this world xi tour a reality?" --- I don't think so, Taha. It's the top-grade security assurances that did it. And there's the payoff too...

End of over 12. 8 runs this over. 86/2 after 72 balls.
HM Amla 47 (33b 3x4 2x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 2-0-15-0
F du Plessis 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

10 runs off the last 15 balls

End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 78/2 after 66 balls.
HM Amla 40 (29b 3x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 2-0-16-0
F du Plessis 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 72/2 after 60 balls.
HM Amla 37 (26b 3x4 1x6 ) Imad Wasim 4-0-27-1
F du Plessis 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Zafy: "Who bears the payments to players of world XI?" ---- We did as piece on this yesterday Zafy. I'll forgive you this time. Here you go: The expenditure

End of over 9. 10 runs this over. 70/1 after 54 balls.
TD Paine 10 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 1-0-10-0
HM Amla 36 (24b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 60/1 after 48 balls.
TD Paine 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 3-0-25-0
HM Amla 28 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 56/1 after 42 balls.
TD Paine 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 1-0-7-0
HM Amla 26 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Shoaib Malik is currently off the field to get some treatment on his hands

End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 49/1 after 36 balls.
TD Paine 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Sohail Khan 2-0-14-1
HM Amla 24 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 44/0 after 30 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 23 (18b 2x4 1x6 ) Rumman Raees 1-0-3-0
HM Amla 20 (12b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Sarfraz runs up to Raees to discuss how they can protect this very good over. Tamim will be antsy

End of over 4. 11 runs this over. 41/0 after 24 balls.
HM Amla 18 (10b 3x4 0x6 ) Usman Khan 1-0-10-0
Tamim Iqbal 22 (14b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 16 runs this over. 30/0 after 18 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 22 (13b 2x4 1x6 ) Imad Wasim 2-0-21-0
HM Amla 8 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Imad switches to over the wicket

Kaushik: "You need a good powerplay if you're chasing on such wickets which tends to slow down.Are we expecting dew to come on later?" --- Not too much dew yesterday. But I wouldn't say this is a pitch that slows up

End of over 2. 9 runs this over. 14/0 after 12 balls.
HM Amla 8 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) Sohail Khan 1-0-9-0
Tamim Iqbal 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
HM Amla 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 1-0-5-0
Tamim Iqbal 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
Tamim IqbalC Shoaib Malik B Sohail Khan231921121.05
HM Amlanot out 725552130.91
TD PaineB Imad Wasim10121083.33
F du PlessisC Shadab Khan B Mohammad Nawaz201402142.86
NLTC Pereranot out 471905247.37
DA Miller -
PD Collingwood -
BCJ Cutting -
S Badree -
M Morkel -
Imran Tahir -
Total 175/3
Imad Wasim4.002716.75
Sohail Khan4.0044111
Usman Khan1.0010010
Rumman Raees3.503609.39
Mohammad Nawaz3.002518.33
Shadab Khan4.003208