ISLAMABAD: A stellar batting display by buoyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi led Pakistan XI to a 133-run victory over UK Media XI in Miranshah, North Waziristan Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
Pakistan XI posted a mammoth total of 253 off 20 overs against UK Media XI, propelled by a rapid 70 by Afridi. UK Media XI could only manage 120-7 in response.
UK Media XI earlier won the toss and opted to field at the picturesque Younis Khan Stadium in Miranshah, in a match which is part of a series titled Peace Cup, organised by the Pakistan Army, Pakistan Cricket Board and PSL franchise Peshawar Zalmi.
Afridi's batting met with a roar of applause from the local crowd, who gathered in thousands to watch their favourite stars in action, including Inzamam ul Haq, Younis Khan, Kamran Akmal, Junaid Khan, Umer Gul and Mushtaq Ahmed.
The batting heroics of 'Boom Boom' Afridi earned him Man of the Match award, while Umar Amin was awarded Best Batsman of the Match for his superb inning.
The UK team is part of an 18-member group of journalists, lawyers, businessmen and academics aged between 21-62, which is touring Pakistan with the aim to improve the country's image as a sporting nation.