MIRAN SHAH, September: Pakistan XI on Thursday defeated UK XI in Peace Cup 2017 match held in Miranshah in North Waiziristan by 133 runs. According to ISPR, UK Xi scored 120 runs in 20 overs.

The match was played at Younis Khan Stadium of North Waziristan of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Pakistani won the toss and choose to bat where Pakistani batsmen thrashed UK Media bowlers all around the ground and scored 254 in twenty hours.

To show the world that peace has been restored in North Waziristan, this is the first match of series between both teams arranged by Pakistan Army, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi.

Pakistan’s top current and former players including Younis Khan, Inzamam ul Haq, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Riaz Afridi and Wajahatullah are in action for this series.

The UK team comprise of 18-member group of journalists, lawyers, businessmen and academics aged between 21-62 is o  tour with the aim to improve the country’s image as a sporting nation.

Of the 18 members of the squad, 14 are players, one is an umpire while the rest, including two women, are the organisers.

Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor is also present in the stadium.