Rightly so, he was adjudged Man of the Match.
Sammy, who smashed three sixes and a four, was the joint top scorer for the World XI side that was chasing a formidable 197 for 5 set by the hosts that were playing an worldwide match at home for nearly a decade. Sohail Khan was bowler who broke the opening partnership by bowling out Tamim Iqbal, when he was playing at his individual score of 23 runs. World XI Captain Faf du Plessis then came in and addressed the threat of a slump, adding 35 runs with fellow South African Amla at the other end. Shehzad who scored 43 runs off 34 balls with the help of five fours and a six while all-rounder Shoaib Malik cracked a 23-ball 39, hitting one four and three sixes. Pakistan were determined to clinch the series while the World XI were looking to live up to their billing by putting in a winning performance to keep the series alive. In an innings that identically followed the script of the previous encounter, both Azam and Shehzad were dismissed in quick succession with Shoaib Malik and Imad Wasim once again providing the late impetus. This time they added 59 to steer Pakistan to 100.
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.
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera arrived at the crease with World XI needing 69 from the final six overs and he provided the fireworks to snatch victory with an explosive 47 from just 19 deliveries. On Wednesday though, there was no second chance offered, as Perera smashed five sixes during his 47 not out off just 19 balls. Babar Azam, the man who helped win the first match, scored another solid 45 runs off 38 balls, hitting five fours.
Malik, playing in his 88th T20 global, became Pakistan's highest scorer in the format and surpassed Umar Akmal's total of 1,690 runs before he holed out off the last ball.
Pakistan's experienced batsman Malik (39) lifted the total when he hit Cutting for two sixes in his 23-ball knock.
Pakistan reached the 50-run mark in 7.2 overs and crossed the 100 mark in 12.2 overs.