Amla, Thisara star in World XI's last-over win

Toss Pakistan chose to bat v World XI

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Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat first. Victory for Pakistan would seal the series for the hosts, and Sarfraz Ahmed appeared to recognise the importance of spin bowling in Lahore, with another spin option in the shape of Mohammad Nawaz added to the playing XI. Usman Shinwari was also brought in as a replacement for Faheem Ashraf. Hasan Ali sits the game out with a back problem.

Faf du Plessis, whose World XI faces a must-win game today, said “Nice to play with a few of the mates. Obviously we play to win. You don’t rock up on the cricket field to just go out and have fun. This tour is not just about cricket, it’s even beyond.” Darren Sammy and Samuel Badree sit out this game for the visitors, with Paul Collingwood returning to international cricket at the age of 41.

Pakistan: 1 Ahmed Shehzad, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), 6 Mohammad Nawaz , 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Shadab Khan, 9 Rumman Raees, 10 Usman Shinwari, 11 Sohail Khan

World XI: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Hashim Amla, 3 Faf du Plessis (capt), 4 David Miller, 5 Paul Collingwood, 6 Thisara Perera, 7 Tim Paine (wk), 8 Ben Cutting, 9 Samuel Badree, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Imran Tahir

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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