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  • 10:26 PM IST

    Faf had to use the long handle. He did hit couple sixes, but this time he finds a man in the deep. In comes the blazing Thisara Perere. WXI need 69 off 36.

  • 10:13 PM IST

  • 10:05 PM IST

    The ball keeps low. Unfortunate Paine. That ball never rose. Imad Wasim celebrates. In comes Faf du Plessis, joining Hashim Amla.

  • 9:50 PM IST

    Malik takes a brilliant catch. Tamim departs. Flicks off his pads only to find Malik at fine-leg. Pakistan draw first blood.

  • 9:44 PM IST
    World XI 41/0, 4 overs -

    Every time the World XI openers played a stroke, it went into the gap and to the boundary line. Tamim using all his power, Amla using all his pace…
  • 9:16 PM IST
    World XI need 175 to win.

    Brief scores:

    Ahmed Shehzad 43, Babar Azam 45, Shoaib Malik 39; Samuel Badree 2 for 31, Thisara Perera 2 for 23

  • 9:01 PM IST
    Imad picks the man in the deep, but umpire signals no-ball. That is well above waist.

    FREE HIT. Thisara Perera seems to often struggle against Pakistan.

    Only 2 runs off it. No harm done.

  • 8:54 PM IST

    Babar Zama departs in a similar fashion. Miller takes another good catch. Badree gets his second wicket. In comes Imad Wasim to provide late blitz.

  • 8:33 PM IST
    Shehzad misses out on a well-deserved 50. Holes out to David Miller at long-on. Tahir gets his first scalp. Both wickets go to the leg-spinners.

    PAK 100/2, 12.2 over
  • 8:19 PM IST

    Pakistan are 78 for 1 after 10 overs, with 9 wickets in hand. They are en route another colossal total. Shehzad inches closer to half-century.

Pakistan lead the 3-T20I series 1-0 © AFP
Pakistan lead the 3-T20I seris 1-0 © AFP

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the second T20I between Pakistan and World XI. I am Kaustubh Mayekar, and I will bring all the interesting updates from the social media universe, along with intriguing stats.

The series will be sealed if Pakistan yet again place themselves on the doorstep of victory. Posting a colossal total in the opening match, the hosts stopped the World XI rampage when they were 20-run short. Babar Azam was awarded Man of the Match for his scintillating 86. The performance did not come as a surprise as the youngster averages over 50 in the format. In reply, none of the World XI players could stitch a long innings, failing to build partnerships as well. In all, it was a run-fest at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Expect the same tonight as well, as the curators have dished out an absolute belter of a track. In other news, Hasan Ali is likely to miss the contest due to backache. In the absence of Mohammad Aamer, who is blessed with a baby girl in London, Pakistan may rope in an extra spinner to make amends for the unavailable men. On the other hand, benched players such as Paul Collingwood, Samuel Badree from the World XI camp may be seen in the thick of things as well. Squads: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Shoaib Malik, Usman Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Umar Amin, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Aamer Yamin, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees, Sohail Khan World XI: Tim Paine (wk), Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Grant Elliott, David Miller, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, Tamim Iqbal, Darren Sammy, Thisara Perera, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel, Samuel Badree