India beat Pakistan in Blind Cricket World Cup

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While it is regular news for Team India to defeat Pakistan in the majority of  their cricket matches, the trend has been set in blind cricket as well, and it deserves even more respect. The visually impaired Indian cricket team defeated Pakistan in the Blind Cricket World Cup by seven wickets on Friday.

Pakistan had lost the toss and were sent to bat first. They scored a decent target of 282 runs for the loss of eight wickets, in the stipulated 40 overs. Mohamed Jamil top-scored for Pakistan with 90-run knock off 91 balls, before getting retired hurt.

India, who were the defending champions of the Blind Cricket World Cup, comfortably chased down the target with 5 overs left to spare. As India halted Pakistan’s two match win-streak, Haryana’s Deepak Malik emerged as the top-scorer for India with an unbeaten 79 off 71 balls.

The Haryana cricketer was also adjudged ‘Man of the Match’, making it the second time in two matches that he has received the honour.

The blind cricket’s ‘men in blue’ established their cricketing supremacy, much like the senior Team India. Apart from Deepak Malik, Venkateshwar Rao scored 64 runs off 55 balls, and Ajay Reddy hit 47 off 34 to steer India to their second straight victory.

As reported by DD News, India had earlier defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the first match of the tournament. Playing at the Ajman Oval in UAE, India emerged as the ultimate World Cup winners.

In reply, India scored their runs very quickly. They reached their target with five overs to spare. For India, Deepak Malik again top scored with 79 runs from 71 balls and Venkateshwar Rao scored a 55-ball 64.


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