Live Updates of World XI T20 Final from Gaddafi Stadium Lahore

Live Updates of World XI T20 Final from Gaddafi Stadium Lahore

The three-match series in now tied at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first match and World XI beat the hosts in the second.

The three other opening wickets in lower scores as Iqbal in 23, Tim Paine in 10, and the captain Faf du Plessis in 20.

New Zealand's Grant Elliott, who is now in Pakistan to play the T20 series for World XI, said he found security in the Asian nation as "amazing".

David Richardson was of the view that bringing back global cricket to Pakistan was not that easy and PCB worked hard in this regard and held the PSL final in safe manner which broke the ice and changed the perception about Pakistan. One of the reasons why many South Africans are in this team is because they haven't been playing recently.

Pakistan cricket Board arranged separate rides for the two star players in "rikshaws" as soon as the Pakistan innings was completed during the match.

Pakistan is now organising the World XI cricket tour on their land which had recently been backed by the ICC. He finished with 29 not out in 16 balls, his innings studded with three sixes and a four, as World XI finished on 177 for 7.

He said: "Pakistan is an unavoidable part of the worldwide cricket community and the Pakistani people are very passionate about the game". Many members of Pakistan's young cricket-mad population, 60 percent of which is under 25, have not had a chance to watch live cricket at home.

In a news conference at Lahore Dave Richardson said: "The World XI tour will send out a positive message to the world cricket community that the security situation in Pakistan has improved and satisfactory".

While the Punjab Government is providing "Presidential level security" for the week-long World XI series in Lahore, Sethi expressed his desire to host a few games in the other cities too, notably Karachi.

"It's not every day you get an opportunity to play in something that is much more than just about yourself and your own team or your own country", du Plessis said.

They made two changes, with former Australian captain George Bailey getting his first game of the tour, while crowd favourite Darren Sammy also returned after sitting out of the second game.

Cricket ties have also taken a hit as India and Pakistan have not played a bilateral series since December 2012.