result
2nd T20I (N), Lahore, Sep 13 2017, Independence Cup
(19.5/20 ov)175/3
World-XI won by 7 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
player of the match
Article Thumbnail
3y
• The 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

Match centre 
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Pakistan174/6(20 overs)
World-XI175/3(19.5 overs)

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
Raees to Perera, SIX runs

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
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
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
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
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
Raees to Perera, 1 wide

oh no, starts off with a wide. This swings away from the wide marker, very full, but poor direction

end of over 1920 runs
ICC: 162/3CRR: 8.52 RRR: 13.00 • Need 13 from 6b
Thisara Perera38 (16)
Hashim Amla69 (53)
Sohail Khan4-0-44-1
Rumman Raees3-0-23-0

20 off the over! Perera has done superbly in the 19th over, and he has retained strike for the last one. Rumman Raees has been sensational so far. Here he is. 13 off 6.

18.6
1
Sohail Khan to Perera, 1 run

yorker at off stump, jammed down to long-off

18.5
6
Sohail Khan to Perera, SIX runs

smash! Full toss at off stump. Gets right under it and swings so hard! It's high, so high, and it's not very far. But it's over deep midwicket

18.4
2
Sohail Khan to Perera, 2 runs

dropped! Shoaib Malik puts down a simple one after getting in position nicely. It's overpitched at off stump, and he slams it flat towards long-off. Malik quickly to his left and it's into his waist when he puts it down

18.3
2
Sohail Khan to Perera, 2 runs

yorker at off stump, barely manages to get bat and poke this past the bowler. And they come back for the second again! Long-on and long-off caught flat footed. Sarfraz's voice Europe-bound

18.3
1w
Sohail Khan to Perera, 1 wide

goes full and outside off, but this bends away at the last moment and past the wide marker

18.2
2
Sohail Khan to Perera, 2 runs

full toss at leg stump, flicked to deep midwicket's right and back for the second. Sarfraz audible in Islamabad

18.1
6
Sohail Khan to Perera, SIX runs

the questions keep pouring in, but Perera keeps hitting the sixes. Once again, hardly any connection on it. The only reason this sails is because it's a leg stump full toss. He lifts it in the general direction of long-on and clears him

end of over 188 runs
ICC: 142/3CRR: 7.88 RRR: 16.50 • Need 33 from 12b
Hashim Amla69 (53)
Thisara Perera19 (10)
Rumman Raees3-0-23-0
Sohail Khan3-0-24-1

Sohail Khan. 33 off 12.

17.6
Raees to Amla, no run

slower ball, good length, spinning away past the off stump. And past Amla, who shapes to ramp, adjusts to reverse-ramp and doesn't succeed at either as this floats towards Sarfraz

17.5
Raees to Amla, no run

slower bouncer, climbing away from off stump. Leaps to try and hook this but he's beaten

17.4
1
Raees to Perera, 1 run

slower ball, short and into the mid-riff. Bunted away towards deep midwicket

17.3
6
Raees to Perera, SIX runs

still not connecting well but he's got another six. Attempted yorker goes marginally wrong. It's a full toss at leg stump. He goes at it early and stretches out to get bat on it. Bottom of the blade, over long-on

17.2
1
Raees to Amla, 1 run

yorker at middle stump. Can't get it further than pitchside. Superb bowling. Perera just manages to beat the bowler to the crease

17.1
Raees to Amla, no run

lovely ball. Slower ball, good length at climbing over leg stump as Amla heaves and misses

end of over 1710 runs
ICC: 134/3CRR: 7.88 RRR: 13.67 • Need 41 from 18b
Hashim Amla68 (49)
Thisara Perera12 (8)
Sohail Khan3-0-24-1
Rumman Raees2-0-15-0

Why not Miller? That's the popular question on feedback at the moment. World XI need 41 off 18.

16.6
1
Sohail Khan to Amla, 1 run

the perfect yorker, at leg stump. Squeezed out to deep midwicket

Best performances - batsmen
Hashim Amla portrait
HM Amla
72 runs (55)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
2 fours
0 six
24737151717
Thisara Perera portrait
NLTC Perera
47 runs (19)
0 four
5 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
on drive
15 runs
0 four
2 sixes
00101317151
Best performances - bowlers
Thisara Perera portrait
NLTC Perera
O
3
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
7.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Samuel Badree, player portrait
S Badree
O
4
M
0
R
31
W
2
ECO
7.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesIndependence CupWorld-XI tour of Pakistan
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Thisara Perera
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 620
Hours of play (local time)19.00 start, First Session 19.00-20.25, Interval 20.25-20.45, Second Session 20.45-22.10
Match days13 September 2017 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Ahmed Shahab
Pakistan Image
Shozab Raza
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee
West Indies Image
Richie Richardson