It is expected to pave the way for top teams from across the world to tour the Asian country, which was deprived of cricket after gunmen attacked a visiting Sri Lankan team outside the Gaddafi Stadium in 2009.
On the very next ball, Hashim Amla was victim to the huge mix-up between him and du Plessis.
In a game that far exceeded its predecessor in electricity, intensity, quality and competitiveness, World XI edged Pakistan in a nerve-wracking contest that went down to the last two balls. Thisara's game bordered on the chancy and an opportunity came when he mistimed a slog.
"We were talking about it and saying this needs to happen every year", he said.
"These cricketers are here to play their part in the safe and steady return for worldwide cricket in Pakistan so that the enthusiastic and die-hard fans and followers of Pakistan cricket can once again start to watch their stars and their heroes in their own backyard".
Report, 2nd T20I: Hashim Amla smashed a half century and Thisara Perera provided an excellent finish with a 19-ball 47 as World XI defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 worldwide on Wednesday.
Others never got going in a shaky chase which saw three World XI batsmen run out.
After World XI won the toss and opting to field, bowlers failed to click as Pakistan's Ahmed Shazad (89) and Babar Azam (48) thrashed the visitors all around the park.
Badree was one of the chief orchestrators of putting the squeeze on the Pakistanis, ending his our overs for 31 runs, while taking the important wickets of Fakhar and Babar. He cracked eight boundaries and three sixes. Two run-outs and three clean dismissals meant they were down and out.
While political tensions between the neighbouring countries are being seen as an obvious reason for Indian players not being part of the World XI squad, ICC CEO Dave Richardson shed more light on the issue. Hopefully, Pakistan will play Test cricket at home again. The jam-packed stadium, where the capacity is 25,000, reverberated as the teams arrived.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had organized the series in collaboration with the ICC in a bid to revive worldwide cricket at home after eight years.
Pakistan hopes the successful staging of this series will help them host Sri Lanka for a Twenty20 global on October 29, at the end of their full series in the United Arab Emirates.