The star-studded World XI are in chase of a 184-run total in the series decider of the Independence Cup being played at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.
Pakistan won the first match by 20 runs on Tuesday but struggled to contain World XI's strong batting line-up after its frontline fast bowler Hasan Ali was ruled out of Wednesday's game due to back strain. In reply, World XI only managed to score 150 runs. However, the top order woes proved too costly and Pakistan bowled much-better in the death overs to seal the three-match T20I series 2-1. He said that the passionate people of Pakistan deserve to watch cricket at their own grounds.
Sethi said with five South African current players in the World XI side presently in Lahore, the PCB would holds talks with Cricket South Africa to consider sending the full South African team for a short bilateral series sometime next year. Hashim Amla was involved in a mix-up with Faf du Plessis, and departed. Hopefully, Pakistan will play Test cricket at home again.
Thisara Perera and David Miller both scored 32 runs each to reduce the margin of defeat.
Faf du Plessis-led World XI will look for a repeat performance and seal the series when they play Pakistan in the final T20 match at Gaddafi stadium. Ben Cutting was the next victim of Ahmed Shehzad's onslaught as the in-form batsman slammed three consecutive sixes in the 18th over.
Azam arrived to add a further 59 for the second wicket with Shehzad who finally perished in the 13th over.
However, Shehzad missed out on a well-deserved century when he was dismissed for 89.
For World XI, Sri Lanka's Thisara Perera scalped two wickets. It was a successfully organised series with former Pakistani skippers, Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi, given grand farewell by PCB.
"Dave has said that, InshaAllah, he will bring the West Indies team to Pakistan for a three-match tour late November", he explained.
The officials of ICC made it clear that the revival of the global cricket in Pakistan will take some time because the tours by ICC member nations would all be linked to the usual security condition in the country.