The World XI included Paul Collingwood of England who featured in his first T20 worldwide since his retirement from T20 Internationals in 2011 and Badree of the West Indies in place of Darren Sammy and New Zealand's Grant Elliott.
The series is locked at 1-1 with Pakistan winning the first match by 20 runs while World XI won the second game by 7 wickets. Pakistan dominated the World XI side beating them by a big margin of 20 runs according to T20 format standards.
His scratchy time in the middle meant that momentum built by the World XI was lost as Pakistan managed to bring down the run-rate considerably. But the arrival of Perera, who starred in the second match two days ago, began to attack Pakistan bowlers.
Perera then accounted for the wickets of Imad Wasim (15) and dismissed captain Sarfraz Ahmed without scoring in the 19th over as Pakistan slipped to 157-5.
Their hearts would ultimately be broken when Perera hit Rumman Raees straight down the middle for a maximum to hand the World XI an unlikely victory.
Babar Azam and Ahmed Shehzad had combined to put on a 59-run stand for the second-wicket but had failed to really get the acceleration that was desired on the pitch.
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At 135, Babar was sent back by Badree, who had the batsman - looking to smash the bowler over long-on - caught by Miller at deep mid-on for a 38-ball 45 studded with five fours.
Badree was one of two changes made by World XI along with England's Paul Collingwood - playing his first worldwide since retiring in 2011.
Malik in particular was in stupendous form, smacking three sixes in a quickfire innings of 39 runs off just 23 deliveries.
Malik, playing in his 88th T20 worldwide, 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.
With 63 needed in the final five overs, Sri Lankan all-rounder Perera struck a whirlwind 19-ball 47 not out to thwart Pakistan's chances.
BOWLING: Imad Wasim 4-0-27-1; Sohail Khan 4-0-44-1 (1w); Usman Khan Shinwari 1-0-10-0; Rumman Raees Khan 3.5-0-36-0 (1w); Mohammad Nawaz 3-0-25-1; Shadab Khan 4-0-32-0.