Shadab Khan bowls in series opener vs World XI © AFP
Shadab Khan bowls in series opener vs World XI © AFP

The opener of the three-T20I series between Pakistan and World XI had lived up to the hype. Fans had turned up in large numbers at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The buzz was evident from ball one. It continued till the end, with Pakistan marking the return of cricket at home in style with an emphatic 20-run victory. Sarfraz Ahmed and co. will like to wrap up the series and clinch the Independence Cup against ICC World XI by winning the penultimate encounter on Wednesday, September 13. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available globally on cricketgateway.com. In India the streaming will be available on Watch DSport and the live telecast will be available on DSport. In Pakistan the streaming will be available on PTV Sports Official along with the live telecast on Ten Sports and PTV Sport.

The complete list of live streaming and telecast details across the globe is given below:

Global live streaming: cricketgateway.com
India: TV: DSport. Live streaming: Watch DSport
Pakistan: TV: Ten Sports, PTV Sport. Live streaming: PTV Sports Official
UK: TV: Prime TV. Live streaming: Watch Prime TV
Middle East: Live streaming: Yupp TV
Bangladesh: TV: Gazi TV
USA: TV: Willow TV
Sri Lanka: TV: Dialog
Africa: TV: SuperSport

Opting to bowl, Faf du Plessis‘ side failed to curb the run flow in the first T20I. As a result, they were forced to chase 198. However, they fell short by 20 runs. Several batsmen got starts but perished trying to up the ante. They will have to work on their all-round skills and comeback harder to level the series. On the other hand, Sarfraz’s men will go all out, mostly with the same line-up, and seal the fate of the series. Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Sohail Khan and Rumaan Raees were the chief contributors in yesterday’s win, whereas others will be eager to step up too.