Shehzad, bowlers help Pakistan clinch the series 2-1

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Shehzad, bowlers help Pakistan clinch the series 2-1

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Ahson8, Sep 15, 2017.

by Ahson Afzal
Sep 15, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    In the end, World XI was a group of players, while Pakistan were a team, and it finally showed. In a clinical performance in all three departments, Pakistan outclassed Faf du Plessis' men to clinch the third and final game by 33 runs. It was once again set up by a superb partnership between Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam, who added 102 off 57 balls. Shehzad narrowly missed out on a hundred, scoring 89 off 55. He seemed to be hurtling towards the landmark, whipping the crowd into a frenzy during the closing stages of Pakistan's innings, when he launched Ben Cutting - who has had a series to forget - for three consecutive sixes in the 18th over.

    World XI could never get any partnership going, and in a repeat of the first game, found themselves reduced to disjointed cameos as wickets tumbled. Tamim and Amla started positively once again, but once the South African was run out, any realistic chance of World XI toppling the home team disappeared. Thisara Perera kept his side's slender chances alive, carting Shadab Khan for 24 runs in a contest that couldn't quite live up to its competitive hype. But the previous game's hero was merely denying the inevitable, as Sarfraz's men went on to win by 33 runs to seal a 2-1 series win.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/18002/report/1117824/
     
The author is a medical student and an avid fan of Pakistan cricket.
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