The exhibition match between International World XI and Pakistan All Stars before a capacity crowd of 35,000 at the National Stadium in Karachi marked the return of international cricket of a sort in Pakistan after the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka team in Lahore. Security was tight on October 20 as Pakistan hosted the first of two Twenty20 matches. -Photos by agencies

Pakistani cricketer and captain of  Pakistan All Stars Shahid Afridi (L), carries the trophy with International World XI captain Sanath Jayasuriya (R) and Mohammad Ali Shah, Sindh
Pakistani cricketer and captain of Pakistan All Stars Shahid Afridi (L), carries the trophy with International World XI captain Sanath Jayasuriya (R) and Mohammad Ali Shah, Sindh's sports minister during a ceremony. -Photo by AFP
International World XI captain Sanath Jayasuriya (C) arrives at the stadium in Karachi. -Photo by AFP
International World XI captain Sanath Jayasuriya (C) arrives at the stadium in Karachi. -Photo by AFP
Fans watch the match between International World XI and Pakistan All Stars. -Photo by AFP
Fans watch the match between International World XI and Pakistan All Stars. -Photo by AFP
A Pakistani Ranger stands guard outside the National Stadium. -Photo by AFP
A Pakistani Ranger stands guard outside the National Stadium. -Photo by AFP
Pakistani cricket fans queue outside the National Stadium prior to the start of the Twenty 20 match between International World XI and Pakistan All Stars. -Photo by AFP
Pakistani cricket fans queue outside the National Stadium prior to the start of the Twenty 20 match between International World XI and Pakistan All Stars. -Photo by AFP
Fans climb the walls of the National Stadium, Karachi prior to the start of the match. -Photo by AFP
Fans climb the walls of the National Stadium, Karachi prior to the start of the match. -Photo by AFP
International World XI wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad (L) and Pakistan All Star batsman Nasir Jamshed eye the ball. -Photo by AFP
International World XI wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad (L) and Pakistan All Star batsman Nasir Jamshed eye the ball. -Photo by AFP
Pakistan All Stars cricketers celebrate after the dismissal of International World XI cricketer Thandi Tshabalala (unseen). -Photo by AFP
Pakistan All Stars cricketers celebrate after the dismissal of International World XI cricketer Thandi Tshabalala (unseen). -Photo by AFP
Pakistan All Stars players celebrates the dimissal of International World XI
Pakistan All Stars players celebrates the dimissal of International World XI's Ricardo Powell (L). -Photo by AFP
Pakistani security officials escort World XI skipper Sanath Jayasuriya (L) as he arrives to play. -Photo by Reuters
Pakistani security officials escort World XI skipper Sanath Jayasuriya (L) as he arrives to play. -Photo by Reuters

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