Pakistan Legend Shahid Afridi Decides to Call it a Day at Lord's

Shahid Afridi

The match, which brings together several global stars of the game, bowls off at Lord's at 6:00pm (1:00pm Eastern Caribbean time), and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The funds raised from the match would be used to refurbish five cricket stadiums damaged in the hurricane that hit the Caribbean in 2017.

Carlos Brathwaite, West Indies' captain, was happy to be given first-use of the pitch. Officially, runners are no longer permitted in full worldwide fixtures, but the ICC were happy in the circumstances to give him special dispensation.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has divided the cricket world by crossing the boundary line to report on a live global cricket match. "We get to do what we wanted", he said at the toss.

Teenage cricket sensation Lamichhane recently made an impressive Indian Premier League debut.

Shahid Afridi, the World XI captain in the absence of Eoin Morgan, who has chipped a bone in his finger, will be coming out of his official worldwide retirement to take part in the fixture. After Chris Gayle departed for 18, Lewis and Marlon Samuels (43) rebuild the innings.

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However, former Pakistan captain Afridi found it a flawless opportunity - to make fun of the Afghan spinner as he repeated Rashid's gestures.

ICC World XI required 200 runs to win, but fine bowling from the Carlos Brathwaite's side restricted the side to 127 runs in the T20I game staged with the support of the MCC, ECB and ICC to raise funds to rebuild and restore five cricket venues in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria previous year.

"It is very proactive to have a [relief] fund and hopefully it is something that can be contributed to annually - you never know when disaster will strike".

"For that to happen at the home of cricket, it's massive".

WEST INDIES - Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Samuel Badree, Rayad Emrit, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Kesrick Williams.

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