India defeat Pakistan to triumph in Blind Cricket World Cup

Published: January 21, 2018
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In response to the total, India reached the target in penultimate over with two wickets still remaining.PHOTO COURTESY: HINDUSTAN TIMES

In response to the total, India reached the target in penultimate over with two wickets still remaining.PHOTO COURTESY: HINDUSTAN TIMES

India beat Pakistan by two wickets in the final of fifth Blind Cricket World Cup held in Sharjah on Saturday.

Pakistan batted first and scored 308 for the loss of eight wickets in 40 overs after they were sent into bat first by India who had won the toss.

For Pakistan, Badar Munir scored 57, while Riasat Khan added 48 runs to the team’s total. Captain Nisar Ali added 47 runs.

In response to the total, India reached the target in penultimate over with two wickets still remaining.

Although Pakistan got three consecutive wickets as India was inching towards the target but a wide-ball that went to cross the boundary confirmed India’s victory in the final.

Pakistan off to winning start in Blind Cricket World Cup

This is India’s second title win in the Blind Cricket World Cup. Pakistan has also won the title twice while South Africa won the title once.

The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council has invited ICC CEO David Richardson, former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas and former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani to witness the final.

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