Pakistan welcomed back international cricket as they beat World XI by 33 runs in the third and final T20I of the Independence Cup at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Friday. Put into bat first, Ahmed Shehzad’s 89 propelled Pakistan to 183 in 20 overs. In reply, World XI could only manage 150/8 in 20 overs. Hashim Amla (21) and Tamim Iqbal (14) could not give a solid start to visitors as Pakistani bowlers struck early. Thereafter, hosts dented the visitors’ chase with regular wickets. For Pakistan, Hasan Ali was the pick of bowlers as he ended with the figures of 2/31 from his four overs. For World XI Thisara Perera and David Miller scored the highest, 32.