Pakistan beat World XI by 20 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. Pakistan, sent into bat by the World XI, hit 197-5 as the nation celebrated the return of international cricket under massive security in Lahore. In reply, Faf du Plessis’s men lost wickets at crucial intervals and could only manage 177/7.
The star-studded series will be closely monitored by other cricket boards and if all goes well Pakistan expect to host Sri Lanka and West Indies this year. In March, calls for the return of international cricket picked up steam after the final of the domestic T20 Pakistan Super League, featuring high profile foreign players such as World Cup winner Darren Sammy, was held in Lahore. Get full cricket score of Pakistan vs World XI here.