First match of Independence Cup: Pakistan beat World XI by 20 runs

LAHORE: Pakistan beat World XI. by =. Pakistan leads the series by 1-0. Next two matches to played on 14, 15th.


World XI openers Hashim Amla and Tamim Iqbal steadily kicked off the innings against Pakistan at Gaddafi stadium while chasing 198 runs to win the first match of Independence Cup.

Pakistan got their first breakthrough as fast bowler Rumman Raees dismissed Iqbal by bolding him out in his first over.

In the same over, Raees also took the wicket of in-form Hashim Amla.

ith Amla’s dismissal, Skipper Faf du Plessis came on the crease.

The skipper played a brief but a classic inning of 29 off 18 balls, which included four boundaries and a six. Shadab Khan took the breakthrough for Pakistan by dismissing him by his googly.

Tim Paine departed on the score 25 off 25 after falling prey to the delivery of Sohail Khan.

Shadab was seen overwhelmed with passion after dismissing David Miller  on the very next ball after getting hit out of the ground