WXI stun Pakistan, level series


Observer Report


Thisara Perera smashed the winning six for a resurgent World XI side as they conquered the 175-run target set by Pakistan with seven wickets to spare in the nail-biting second match of the Twenty20 international (T20I) Independence Cup series here at Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday.
Opener Hashim Amla set the stage for a World XI win with a 72-run-strong performance studded by five 4s and two 6s, remaining not out at the end of the innings.
However, it was Perera’s (47) five 6s that led the side to victory with one ball left in the game.
The star-studded international side fought tooth-and-nail to keep the series alive following their defeat to the green shirts last night.