After the Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan won the first Twenty20 global (T20I) match by 20 runs on Tuesday, the World XI came back strong to comfortably grab the second game by seven wickets on Wednesday.
Top-scorer Babar Zaman (45), who hit a career-best 86 in the first game on Tuesday, and Ahmed Shehzad (43) added 59 runs off 39 balls before both holed out in the deep while looking to accelerate the run rate. Here's how to watch live cricket match online along with today match predictions.
A spectator waves the national flag of Pakistan while watching with others the final match of World XI cricket series in Lahore, Pakistan September 15, 2017. Hashim Amla was involved in a mix-up with Faf du Plessis, and departed. Miller, Perera and Darren Sammy fought hard to take the total to 150 for 8; falling short by 33 runs.
Talking about the official announcement of the end of his ban, he said, "As every official of PCB is busy in the World XI series, I will be contacting them over phone and then they will give me time to meet and for the official letter after which is will be able to play cricket". Ben Cutting was the next victim of Ahmed Shehzad's onslaught as the in-form batsman slammed three consecutive sixes in the 18th over.
However, Shehzad missed out on his second T20 worldwide century when he tried to steal a needless run in the same over and was run out.
His and Pakistan's only hundred in a Twenty20 global had come against Bangladesh during the World Twenty20 tournament in 2014. His 55-ball knock included eight boundaries and three successive sixes.
For World XI, Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera scalped two wickets. The two were given a standing ovation by a packed 25,000 crowd.
A month later they are also likely to host the West Indies for three Twenty20 matches.
"We owe all players of the visiting team for helping Pakistan restore worldwide cricket in the country", Lahore resident Uzma Hussain told Reuters.