Coach Mickey Arthur urges Pakistan to maintain discipline in final match

LAHORE: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has said his team would need to keep up its discipline to grab the final T20 international series against the World XI in the charming finale on Friday.

Pakistan beat the World XI by 20 keeps running on an earth shattering Tuesday which denoted the arrival of international cricket to the country. In any case, the World XI, featuring players from seven unique countries, thundered back with a seven-wicket triumph in the second amusement on Wednesday, looking more settled and loose subsequent to being somewhat desensitized by the security and the event prior.

“It was baffling that we couldn’t safeguard a 175-run target,” Arthur said. “We lost our discipline in the last five overs and amid that stage a significant catch was dropped.”

With 63 required in the last five overs, Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera took it upon himself and whipped a hurricane 19-ball 47 not out to ruin Pakistan’s odds. He hit Sohail Khan for two sixes yet was dropped at long off by Shoaib Malik, a genuine defining moment in the match. At that point with 10 required in the last finished sent around Rumman Raees, Perera lifted the penultimate ball over long on for the six that sealed the match.