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Pakistan vs World XI: Darren Sammy Applauds Hassan Ali After Being Knocked Down By Him

Darren Sammy hit 3 sixes during his unbeaten 29-run knock in the 1st T20I.

Darren Sammy hit 3 sixes during his unbeaten 29-run knock in the 1st T20I.

Pakistan on Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving international cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match in front of excited crowds amid tight security. The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the International Cricket Council (ICC), is only the second time Pakistan has hosted an international match since militants attacked the bus of the visiting Sri Lankan team in March 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven players and staff. Long before the match started, around 9,000 police officers and paramilitary forces were deployed to the area, cordoning off the team’s hotels and stadium. But the large security presence did little to temper the enthusiasm of fans in the cricket-mad country.

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Credit: ndtv.com

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