World XI win toss, opt to bowl first in final T20I

World XI win toss, opt to bowl first in final T20I

In the first game, Pakistan won by 20 runs which marked the return of worldwide cricket to the hosts.

It happened because when Sri Lanka last time visited in 2009, their players suffered a terrorist attack. "The ICC is very serious about reviving worldwide cricket in the country and we are happy the first step has been taken with the World XI tour". The people of Pakistan are delirious. Moreover, it has been reported that PCB chief Najam Sethi has requested Cricket South Africa for a bilateral home series in Pakistan.

Gracious in defeat, Du Plessis praised the Pakistan team and said he would welcome more opportunities to tour the country.

"We were joking about it, the blokes were saying we should do this every year".

Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan dished out a brilliant performance in the first T20I to take a lead in the three-match T20I series as they beat the visitors by 20-runs.

Frenzied fans packed the stands of the 60,000 capacity Gaddafi Stadium, cheering nearly equally for both teams. However, Lahore looks highly festive ahead of the match as the administration is decorating the routes with lights and posters carrying pictures of global players.

Although the PCB did manage to bring Zimbabwe to Lahore for a short limited over series in May, 2015, those matches were not approved by the International Cricket Council.

He said: "There are security concerns in other sports as well in the world".

"There was suffocation in the society due to bad news from everywhere".

Irfan was initially suspended for a year by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following the investigations into the spot-fixing allegations in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Commuters were forced to plan alternate routes and avoid driving in the vicinity of the stadium.

West Indies cricket boss Dave Cameron believes there is no reason his players will not be convinced to undertake a tour to Pakistan late November for a series of three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). "They get irritated with the multiple layers of security", senior police official Haider Ashraf told Reuters.

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