PESHAWAR, 16 September: Pakistan defeated World XI by 33 runs in third Twenty20 match of the Independence Cup at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore on Friday night and won the series 2-1.

Pakistan after being invited to bat first scored 183 runs for the loss of four wickets. Ahmad Shehzad was top scorer with 89 runs, while Babar Azam scored 48 runs. Perera took two wickets for World Eleven.

World Eleven could make 150 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted overs. Miller and Perera scored 32 runs each, while Hasan Ali took two wickets. Imad Wasim, Rumman Raees and Usman Khan took one wicket each.

Ahmad Shahzad was declared player of the match and Babar Azam got man of the series award.

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said after the match that the players worked hard on their fitness ahead of the tournament. He said the team is young and it will get more opportunities and confidence in future.

World Eleven captain Faf du Plessis said he was happy to play a role in bringing international cricket back to Pakistan. He also thanked Pakistan for its hospitality.