XI beat Pakistan by 7 wickets in 2nd T-20

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Pakistan will be led by their ICC Champions Trophy-winning captain Sarfraz Ahmed.

Perera ensured World XI takes the series to the decisive game Friday when he reached victory in style by hoisting left-armer Raees over the long-on boundary.

Earlier, batting first, Pakistan posted a total of 174 runs in their allotted 20 overs, losing six wickets.

World XI batsman Hashim Amla plays a shot.

Hashim Amla was tiring after his marathon knock but Perera turned the match on its head with a ferocious, unbeaten 47 off just 19 deliveries which included just one dot-ball.

Amla, the classy right-handed opener, remained unbeaten for a splendid 55-ball 72 laced with five fours and two sixes.

Top-scorer Babar Zaman (45), who hit a career-best 86 in the first game on Tuesday, and Ahmed Shehzad (43) added 59 runs off 39 balls before both holed out in the deep while looking to accelerate the run rate.

For Pakistan, paceman Sohail Khan and leg-spinner Shadab Khan finished with two wickets apiece. The World XI won the second match of the three-game T20 series titled Independence Cup, defeating the hosts by seven wickets. England's 2010 WT20-winning captain Paul Collingwood also took the place of Grant Elliott, adding valuable experience to the team, having already toured Pakistan back in 2006.

It was left to Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam to fix the innings, like they did with their 122-run stand on Tuesday.

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has said his team would have to be more disciplined to seize the historic Twenty20 worldwide series against the World XI.

Malik hit two sixes in the last over before holing out off the last delivery of the innings.

Badree was one of two changes made by World XI along with England's Paul Collingwood - playing his first global since retiring in 2011. His innings had taken him to 1692 runs in Twenty20 Internationals to become Pakistan's highest run-getter in the format, going past Umar Akmal's 1690 runs.

With 63 needed in the final five overs, Sri Lankan all-rounder Perera struck a whirlwind 19-ball 47 not out to thwart Pakistan's chances.

Apart from Imad Wasim, none of the bowlers could choke the World XI batters, as five bowlers went over 8 RPO.

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