Pakistan v World XI, 2nd Match (D/N), Independence Cup at Lahore, Sep 13 2017

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    Overview

    Pakistan put up a dominant display against the World XI to win the first T20 of the Independence Cup by 20 runs. They posted 197-5 at the end of the first innings as Babar Azam scored a quick fire 86 from 52 balls to propel Pakistan to a dominant position.

    The World XI batting had a rough start, reaching only 68 in 10 overs. They ended with 177-7, with no batsman crossing 30. Four batsmen scored between 25-29, and all of them failed to capitalise on their starts.

    The match was surrounded by high expectations, and it did not disappoint. There are still two matches to go, and the second one promises to be just as exciting as the first one.

    Squads
    Pakistan

    Sarfraz Ahmed(c), 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

    David Miller, Morne Morkel, Tim Paine, Thisara Perera, Imran Tahir, Darren Sammy, Hashim Amla, Grant Elliott, Samuel Badree, George Bailey, Tamim Iqbal, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, Faf du Plessis(c)

    Where the Teams Stand
    Pakistan

    The home side were brilliant in all departments, despite conceding 177 with the ball. Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam put up a 122 run partnership which threatened to push their side to a score in excess of 210. However, both of them were sent back in a space of 12 runs, stunting the momentum Pakistan had gained. Shoaib Malik then took over from where Azam left off. He scored 38 from 20 balls, with a strike rate of 190. Three sixes came off the last over as Imad Wasim accumulated 15 from 4 to push Pakistan to 197.

    Pakistan should be happy with their bowling performance. Imad Wasim bowled 4 overs for 22, Sohail Khan ended with an economy of 7 from four overs. Hasan Ali conceded 44 from his quota, whereas Rates gave away 37 from 3. Though the latter has a higher economy, he scalped both the openers in the process. Shadab Khan ended with 2-33 from four overs with an economy 8.25. The spinner is a great talent for the country, and is one of the players to watch out for in the series.

    The fact that the next match is within 24 hours means that the home side might choose to rotate their squad before going with their first team for the third match to ensure that the players are adequately rested. The lack of quality replacements could act as a deterrent to the idea, but if the management goes through with it, Umar Amin could get a look in for Fahim Ashraf, who was minimally involved in the match. He bowled one over, and faced one ball in the entire match. Regardless, Pakistan is well equipped to deal with the World XI on Wednesday.

    World XI

    At RealSport, we warned against selecting Perera and Miller due to their recent record. Miller scored 9 from 7 balls, and Perera took 2-51 from 4 overs. He scored 17 from 11 balls as well, but it simply wasn’t enough to justify his selection when you have the likes of Bailey and Collingwood on the bench.

    The World XI’s bowling was pretty ordinary considering the quality in their ranks. Imran Tahir and Morne Morkel were the only two with acceptable figures. The former ended with 1-32, and the latter with 1-34 in 4 overs each. Sammy conceded 24 from 2 overs, but made up for it with the bat. He garnered 29 from 16 balls. Elliott and Cutting were underwhelming with the ball as well. Overall, they desperately need to pull up their socks for the second match if they wish to win.

    Tamim Iqbal scored 18 from 18, and Tim Paine managed 25 from 25. 43 runs from 7.1 overs in a 198 run chase is an absolute joke, especially considering that Cutting didn’t face a single ball and Sammy was looking good at the crease with a strike rate of 181. Plenty of the batsmen got off to a good start, but not one could stay at the crease and convert it to a big score like Azam did for Pakistan. Du Plessis and Amla looked like they might carry the team through, but the Pakistani bowlers did well to stifle the flow of runs and take wickets regularly to hamper the chase. The healthy strike rates are a good sign though, and if even one can sustain the power hitting in the next match, the World XI might be more competitive.

    https://realsport101.com/news/sport...xi-second-t20-squads-preview-and-predictions/
     
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    Hasan Ali is a slight doubt for today's game with a back problem and Samuel Badree may come into the mix for the World XI.
     
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    Good crowd in, even if not a full house just yet. Lights have taken full effect. Players are warming up.
     
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    Pommy, in his pitch report, reckons that "it's more sealed" as compared to the first game. He thinks that the captains won't be unhappy to chase.
     
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    Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bat
     
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    Sarfraz: We will bat. The conditions are good, we have made the changes. Hasan has a back issue, so Shinwari comes in. Nawaz is playing today. These are forced changes. It's a strong team, so we will try to compete again,
     
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    Du Plessis: We brought in the extra spinner, so we wanted to bat first too. Last night, we gave 20 runs too many. Hopefully we can restrict them. It's nice to play with a different team, different characters. We play cricket to try and win matches. The nice thing about this tournament is that it's not just about winning."
     
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    "Enjoying our stay," says Faf du Plessis. "Nice to play some cricket here. Nice to play with a few of the mates. Obviously we play to win. You don't rock up on the cricket field to just go out and have fun. This tour is not just about cricket, it's even beyond."
     
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    Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Sohail Khan, Usman Khan, Rumman Raees
     
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    Nawaz and Shinwari ( debut) playing today. Probably Collingwood bats for WXL not sure but Sarfaraz won toss bats first
     
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    World XI (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Hashim Amla, Tim Paine(w), Faf du Plessis(c), David Miller, Paul Collingwood, Thisara Perera, Ben Cutting, Samuel Badree, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir
     
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    Nawaz & Shinwari in then. Hopefully Yamin gets a chance in the 3rd T20.
     
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    Danyal says there's a dust storm that is sweeping through the Gaddafi Stadium. "Paper cups and loose rubbish flying about, sightscreen cover blowing away in the wind with the pitch empty."
     
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    And it's gone blurry. "Hopefully we will start the game on time," says Wasim Akram.
     
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    Fakhar Zaman and Ahmed Shehzad are at the crease. Fakhar Zaman is on strike. Morne Morkel will open the attack
     
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    Single to get off the mark Fakhar
     
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    Hopefully Fakhar can make up for yesterdays failure
     
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    Too windy and the picture quality is so crap too today
     
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    2-0 after 1 over
     
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    Shehzad carrying on from where he left ZZZZzzzzz
     
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    Ben Cutting, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
     
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    Thats better from Pakistan. 14 off that over thanks to Fakhar
     
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    So far so good
     
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    Once again no members here
     
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    Fakhar races to 20 off 9

    Pakistan 33/0 after 3.2

    Shehzad 10 off 11
     
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    Really windy here
     
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    Wind is so strong that is continues to blow the bails off
     
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    Ground staff have removed the hoardings near the side boundaries. The covers are ready.
     
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    And torture continues by Mr. Selfie. Feels like its a deja vu, or even worse, playing @ 84 in T20 is a sin.
     
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    up to 100 now! Really needs to put his foot down from the off
     
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    Fakhar gone. Badree strikes. LBW
     
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    21 off 13 he scored

    Pakistan 41/1
     
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    Wait for few ball, and it will be down again in 80's.
     
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    Especially now Fakhar has gone
     
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    Babar Azam the new batsman
     
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    Indeed, with new batter on the other end, it will deteriorate.

    In an ideal world, he should be taking the charge now once his partner is gone, because he is senior player in the middle. But its big ask from Selfie.
     
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    Once again, its evident that Selfie is conveniently avoiding to make effort to score against strike pace bowler. And his supports claim that he is good against pace, and weak against spin. Its actually the other way around.
     
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    3 dots in a row by a guy who has faced 19 balls in T20, what a shame !!!
     
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    Things have slowed down after Fakhars wicket
     

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