Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
72(55) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 4 7 3 7 15 17 17
NLTC Perera
47(19) 0x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 1 0 13 17 15 1

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
O3.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco7.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
S Badree
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
12dThe Report by Danyal Rasool in Lahore

Amla, Thisara star in World XI's last-over win

While Amla anchored the chase with a half-century, the series-levelling victory was made possible courtesy Thisara's unbeaten 19-ball 47

Commentary

Commentator: Varun Shetty

10:49 pm That's it from the coverage tonight. We'll see you again on Friday for the decider. On behalf of Shashank Kishore, I wish you a good night.

Faf du Plessis: We needed this to keep the series alive. We bowled well today and made fewer mistakes. The wicket had a bit more spin today. Hashim was amazing for us, we needed that one guy to bat till the end and that didn't happen yesterday. We're obviously a team that's brand new together, so last night we were disappointed we didn't do our best. Our bowlers were very good tonight and the batting was smart too. I expect the third match to be in similar conditions so we'll look to repeat this.

Sarfraz Ahmed: World XI deserves the credit. Amla and Perera kept it till late and did it. Our bowlers are young and this is an occasion for them to learn how to bowl in such situations. We were a little sloppy today in the field. The score was good enough, 175, but if the execution was better in defending, we would have pulled it off.

Man of the Match, Thisara Perera: First of all it's a real honour to be selected to the World Xi. Not much to say, it was a very happy day. Hash told me to stay till the last moment because we can catch up. I listened to him and we did really well. It's a habit for me to be in this situation. This is a dream come true for me [playing in this team]. Thanks to Pakistan's fans for coming out.

10:24 pm The series is alive! That's one way to bring cricket back. A treat for the fans in Lahore. Amla anchored this innings as the top order struggled to add impetus through the middle overs. Yes, there were big hitters down the order to make up for it, but World XI nearly lost their way. Pakistan's spinners did a great job and perhaps would have bowled 12 between them - Nawaz stopped at three - if Perera hadn't come in. Was the left-hander's presence the turning point, much before his big finish? Perhaps. The pacers couldn't hold their nerves in the end. We're going to have a spectacle on Friday.

19.5
6
Rumman Raees to Perera, SIX, he's smashed it straight over the bowler and cleared the boundary! What an innings from Perera! Stands tall, deep in the crease and is rewarded for his spirit so far with a nice, juicy full toss outside off. That front leg is out of the way already. He absolutely clubs it. The one six he gets off the middle and it's saved for this moment

6 off 2. Will Perera farm the strike? Will he do it in one ball? Will it be Miller after all? Or none of the above? Sarfraz taking his time talking to his bowler. Says a prayer as he walks back.

19.4
1
Rumman Raees to Amla, 1 run, well bowled. Giving nothing to Amla who is on his haunches at the non-strikers end. Slower bouncer, only dragged to deep square with a hook
19.3
2
Rumman Raees to Amla, 2 runs, top edge lands between long-on and long-off. He's too tired to do anything at the moment. Slower ball, good length at midlde stump. Slashes acorss the line and lobs it straight up. Back for the second
19.2
1
Rumman Raees to Perera, 1 run, low full toss at off stump, slapped to long-off and this time he's agile and onto it quickly before throwing it at the keeper's end
19.1
2
Rumman Raees to Perera, 2 runs, back of the hand slower ball, overpitched outside off. Drilled straight to long-off....where Shadab does atrociously. That is dreadful from the young leggie. Lazily down at it. Deflects it to his right and makes no effort to recover. Perera keeps strike
19.1
1w
Rumman Raees to Perera, 1 wide, oh no, starts off with a wide. This swings away from the wide marker, very full, but poor direction

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
72(55) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 4 7 3 7 15 17 17
NLTC Perera
47(19) 0x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 1 0 13 17 15 1

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
O3.0
M0
R23
W2
Eco7.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
S Badree
O4.0
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Amazing Amla

78

Hashim Amla's average in T20Is since 2016, the best among all players with 10+ innings. He has scored 6 fifties in 10 innings in this period.

Pakistan's prolific

1690

Previous most runs by a Pakistan player in T20Is, by Umar Akmal. Shoaib Malik has gone past him in this match.

Shehzad's 50th

9

No. of Pakistan players to appear in 50 or more T20Is, including Ahmed Shehzad who is playing his 50th in this match.

Collingwood comes back

2011

Last time Paul Collingwood played any International game, before appearing for World XI in this match. His last game was in World Cup 2011, v Bangladesh.