Pakistan ready to clinch series in second encounter with World XI today


LAHORE Sept 13 (TNS): After conquering World XI in first Twenty20 International of Independence Cup, Pakistan is ready to clinch the series in second encounter scheduled to be held today.

The match will be played at Gaddafi Stadium at 07:00 PM where the spectators will once again witness plenty of fours and sixes, and a lot of wickets.

The stadium is likely to remain jam-packed as it was in the first match, and fans are hopeful to see another thrilling game of cricket.

The second T20 is a must-win game for the World XI to stay alive in the three-match series, as Pakistan brushed them aside by 20 runs in the first contest.

The Green Shirts were put into bat by their opponents in first match, and Babar Azam helped Pakistan to score a mammoth total of 197 with the help of 86 runs.

In reply, the World XI could score only 177 runs in 20 overs. Azam was declared man of the match for his brilliant innings.