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RAWALPINDI – Pakistan XI defeated UK Media XI by 133 runs in T20 encounter of Peace Cup in Miranshah, a town in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA) on Thursday.

Put into bat first, the host side made 254 runs with former skipper Shahid Afridi entertaining the crowd and contributing 80 to the total.

Chasing a staggering target, The UK XI team managed to make 120 runs, thus losing the friendly match to Pakistan XI.

The T20 held at the Younis Khan Stadium was organised by the Pakistan Army, Pakistan Cricket Board and PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi.

Prominent Pakistani players who showcased their skills include Inzamam ul Haq, Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal, Junaid Khan, Umer Gul, Mushtaq Ahmed, Riaz Afridi and Wajhatullah Wasti, according to a press release from Peshawar Zalmi.

Former skipper Inzamam ul Haq and Shahid Afridi enter cricket stadium

On the other hand, the UK team was part of an 18-member group of journalists, lawyers, businessmen and academics aged between 21-62.

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

Peshawar Zalmi chairman Javed Afridi uploaded latest clips from the picturesque venue.

A tweet posted by Pakistan Super League Twitter handle showcased the trophy to be awarded to the victorious Pakistani team.

In a tweet posted yesterday, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said the match will be telecast live from Miranshah.


“Cricket in NWA. Pak XI plays UK Media XI on 21 Sep 17. Live telecast from Miranshah. Peace & prosperity is our destiny #PeacefulPakistan.”