Pakistan All Star XI v International World XI, 1st T20, Karachi October 21, 2012

Pakistan XI sweep series

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Pakistan All Star XI 145 for 4 (Nazir 53, Taylor 3-22) beat International World XI 142 for 9 (Hayward 42*, Faraz 3-20) by six wickets

Even a stunning 16-ball 42 from last man Nantie Hayward wasn't enough to prevent International World XI from sliding to a six-wicket defeat against Pakistan All Star XI in the second Twenty20 match in Karachi.

For the second day in a row, the International XI's batting failed to run up a substantial score. They had slid to an embarrassing 85 for 9 in the 16th over, and were only taken to the respectability of 142 due to Hayward swinging four sixes and three fours in the final stretch of the innings. They were also helped by the fact that the home side decided to give part-timers Asad Shafiq and Imran Nazir the ball for the final overs; the two were caned for 56 runs in four overs.

Before the tenth-wicket stand, they had been little of note from the International XI's batting. Sanath Jayasuriya bagged a duck as seven of the top nine were dismissed in single figures. The difference between the two teams was evident just from the first over of each innings: International XI were 3 for 1, while Pakistan XI were 18 for 0, including sixes from Nazir off the first two deliveries.

Nazir and Shahzaib Hasan pummelled the new-ball bowlers to put the home side on course for a comfortable victory. In the first seven overs, the pair smashed seven sixes and eight fours, motoring along to 87 for 0. Though International XI struck three times in the next three overs, it didn't affect the chase too much, with Shafiq calmly taking the home side to victory, with more than three overs still to go.

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  • Masood on October 23, 2012, 9:09 GMT

    We Welcome all international teams to play cricket in Pakistan.

  • Dummy4 on October 22, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    World xi Too Old for this format

  • Dummy4 on October 22, 2012, 14:22 GMT


  • Dummy4 on October 22, 2012, 13:41 GMT

    So glad that an international team visited Pakistan. InshAllah time is not far when all international teams will start visting Pakistan again. Huge thanks to Jayasuriya and the team for being ambassadors of peace and good will.


  • Dummy4 on October 22, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    Forget the match, the ATMOSPHERE was awesome & electrifying.

  • Dummy4 on October 22, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    The atmosphere at the stadium was something I will never forget. Every person I saw was there to support cricket and nobody cared about the security, which was flawless to say the least. We were body searched 3 times but still people were co-operating with the police. We cheered for every boundary scored by the opposition and the last wicket stand provided enough for us to dance and sing in jubilation!

    I would like to thank every individual of the International World XI who came and conquered our hearts, be it at the stadium or the malls they visited! They were the true ambassadors of the game. I have no issues with any player who had his security concerns but at the same time I would like to say to the cricketing world that you have to at least test someone who wants you to visit their home rather than denying them of any opportunity to put your concerns away.

  • Imran on October 22, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    Thanks to all the players for coming to play with us. Its was a great event. stadium was packed once again. which shows the hunger in pakistani nation for international cricket. Such a historically rich country in cricket shouldnt be deprived for international cricket anymore.

  • Ameer Hamza on October 22, 2012, 7:06 GMT

    Thanx to jaysuria,Nel,Powel and team.We really proud of you,

  • Dummy4 on October 22, 2012, 6:32 GMT

    Can't wait to see India coming to Pak and playing a good long series, it will be a full house then!!! need some good cricket in Pakistan from International teams... Inshallah soon.

  • Aarash Farat on October 22, 2012, 5:18 GMT

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