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

Pakistan XI sweep series

ESPNcricinfo staff

October 21, 2012

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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

No. 11 Nantie Hayward smashed 42 off 16 deliveries, Pakistan All Star XI v International XI, Karachi, October 21, 2012
No. 11 Nantie Hayward's 16-ball 42 wasn't enough to prevent defeat for the International World XI © AFP
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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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Posted by masoodali150 on (October 23, 2012, 9:09 GMT)

We Welcome all international teams to play cricket in Pakistan.

Posted by   on (October 22, 2012, 14:28 GMT)

World xi Too Old for this format

Posted by   on (October 22, 2012, 14:22 GMT)


Posted by   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.


Posted by   on (October 22, 2012, 10:47 GMT)

Forget the match, the ATMOSPHERE was awesome & electrifying.

Posted by   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.

Posted by Syed_imran_abbas 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.

Posted by HumzaRafaqat on (October 22, 2012, 7:06 GMT)

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

Posted by   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.

Posted by afnvs on (October 22, 2012, 5:18 GMT)

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

Pakistan XI sweep series

Posted by ammar7may on (October 22, 2012, 5:18 GMT)

Salute to brave players. Thanks to World International XI. Thanks to SriLanka, WestIndies and South Africa.

Posted by   on (October 22, 2012, 2:55 GMT)

Why isn't any nepalese player there in Int World XI??? Isn't our Shakti Gauchan or Paras Khadka deserving place if players from afghan and USA are playing???

Posted by   on (October 22, 2012, 1:52 GMT)

@Zahidsaltin. I think you do not watch the Karachi Champions League on Geo Super. Karachi is full of classy players. Khurram Manzoor, Navaid Lateef, Fawad Alam and Asad Shafiq to name a few.

Posted by BravoBravo on (October 21, 2012, 23:05 GMT)

It is like a breeze in a scorching hot weather. The games were not for win and loss, it is a moment of utmost importance that International Cricket is back to PAK. One fact remains undisputed that WI and PAK produced cricketers of such flair and magnificence in the past and present, that you gotta love these teams. Good luck PAK, and thanks to Mr. Jayasurya and other players of Int XI.

Posted by   on (October 21, 2012, 22:39 GMT)

Waiting to watch , Afghanistan , Australia and Sri LAnka, West Indies and South africa teams in Pakistan . Thanks to all the players for visiting Pakistan.

Posted by Zahidsaltin on (October 21, 2012, 22:31 GMT)

One more thing, Karachi organisers should now start looking beyond the ever failed forces of Mohammad Sami and Faisal Iqbal. They must unearth some batting talent which they always had been proud of in the past.

Posted by Zahidsaltin on (October 21, 2012, 22:26 GMT)

Thanks for coming International XI and I hope they will go back with some positive memories and some positive things to report to other players in their respective countries. To the organisers, a big thanks too, for providing some kind of international cricket to us fans but I will also say, I hoped they had included at least one or two youngesters like Usman Sallahudin, Haris Sohail, Ihsan Adil and Zia-ul-Haq.

Posted by   on (October 21, 2012, 21:02 GMT)

Who cares if international xi lost or even how big they lost. The thing to celebrate is the celebrate the revival of cricket at this part of the world. My salute to all the brave players of international players.

Posted by heathrf1974 on (October 21, 2012, 20:47 GMT)

We'll need to see how Pakistan go in England, Australia and South Africa. Then we'll get a better idea.

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