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  • 10:55 PM IST

    World XI Win! What a stunning finish! Perera hits a six off the last ball to win it for his side by 7 wickets. The series is level at 1-1. Amla stayed not out on 72, Perera 47* off 19.

  • 10:52 PM IST

    A six needed off the last ball for World XI to win. Who will you put your money on…Perera the batsman or Raees the bowler?

  • 10:47 PM IST

    Perera is making full use of the generosity of Pakistan bowlers, 20 runs off the 19th over, and now WXI need 13 off 6 balls.

  • 10:44 PM IST

    Suddenly a bouquet of full-tosses to Perera, who is cashing in. Another SIX and he’s on 26 off 12. 24 needed in 10 balls.

  • 10:41 PM IST

    33 needed off 12. Possible?

  • 10:38 PM IST

    41 needed off 18 balls. Looks stiff, but WXI have seven wickets in hand and can afford to go all berserk.

  • 10:31 PM IST

    World XI 124/3 in 16 overs. Target 177. Amla on 66, Perera 3.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    More than 12 runs an over needed in the last five by World XI to reach 177. They are 112/3 in 15.

  • 10:23 PM IST

    Faf Du Plessis perishes in search of consecutive sixes. Caught at long-off. Nawaz gets the wicket. Faf scored 20. WXI 106/3 in 14 overs, need 71 in 36 balls. Amla on 52*.

  • 10:18 PM IST

    Fifty for Hashim Amla, off 37 balls, including three fours and two sixes.

Hello and welcome to India.com’s LIVE coverage of the second T20 international match between Pakistan and World XI. Pakistan will host a World XI in the second of a three-match T20 series for the Independence Cup at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday from 7:30 PM IST.

Having taken the lead, Pakistan will look to clinch the historic series against World XI. The home side dished out an impressive performance in all departments to outplay Fat du Plessis-led side.

On a batting friendly track, Pakistan posted 197/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Baber Azam scored his career-best 86 off just 52 balls to help his side post a huge total. Experienced Shoaib Malik also chipped in with a 20-ball 38.

Pakistan bowlers then complimented their batsmen and restricted World XI, which comprises of batting stalwarts like Hashim Amla, du Plessis, David Miller and Tamim Iqbal, to 177.

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While Pakistan produced an all-round performance, World XI lacked an edge in the bowling department.

World number five T20I spinner Samuel Badree was not picked for the series opener. However, the leggie is expected to feature in tonight’s fixture. Pakistan is likely to field an unchanged side. However, World XI might tinker with the playing XI.

Squads (from)

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf , Hasan Ali, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Usman Khan, Sohail Khan.

World XI: Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, George Elliott, Tamim Iqbal, David Miller, Tim Paine, Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.