Sri Lanka all-rounder smashed 47 off 19 balls while Hashim Amla made 72 off 55 as World XI won by 7 wickets with a ball to spare chasing 175.
Writing for First Sports, Saj looks ahead to the crucial 2nd T20I of the Independence Cup and spells out changes which may be required for both sides to make a mark.
In an article for FirstPost Sports, Saj analyses Pakistan's victory in the landmark first T20I against the World XI side in the Independence Cup.
In an article for FirstPost Sports, Saj takes a look at the Pakistan and World XI squads and analyses their strengths and weaknesses.
Pakistan's home T20I series against a World XI presents a chance for the country - all but starved of international cricket since the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka in Lahore - to show it can host the world's best once again, writes Saj in his article for Sky Sports.
In his latest article for FirstPost Sports, Saj discusses how the World XI side's visit to Pakistan can bolster the hosts' hopes of hosting international cricket on a regular basis once again.
Writing in his latest blog for PakPassion.net, Yasir Arafat praises Pakistan bowlers for their performances at the CPL, explains what Shadab Khan can gain from playing in Twenty20 leagues such as the BBL, advises Umar Akmal to concentrate on his cricket to make an international comeback and looks forward to the visit by the World XI team to Pakistan.
In an exclusive interview with PakPassion.net, Umar Gul discusses the upcoming World XI tour of Pakistan, Umar Akmal's controversial claims of having received verbal abuse from Mickey Arthur, replacements for Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, his future at the Pakistan Super League and his hopes of a comeback to the Pakistan side.
In his latest blog for PakPassion.net, Aamir Sohail writes about the ongoing controversy surrounding Umar Akmal's remarks about Mickey Arthur, the abrupt manner of recall of Pakistan players from overseas duties for the National T20 Cup, his thoughts on the World XI tour of Pakistan and what Najam Sethi needs to focus on as he starts his tenure as Chairman of the PCB.
In an interview for Sky Sports, Sarfaraz Ahmed tells Saj Sadiq why he hopes playing for Yorkshire will encourage more Asians in the region to take up cricket and talks about his dual role of wicketkeeper and captain and why Pakistan must now move on from the Champions Trophy win.
Writing in his latest blog for PakPassion.net, Fazeer Mohammed praises the Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed for his impressive leadership capabilities as captain as demonstrated by the Champions Trophy triumph, looks forward to the participation of Pakistani players in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League tournament and hopes that the PCB will put in more resources in the development of the Women's game in Pakistan.