A dominant Indian team defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets on their way to the final of the Blind Cricket World Cup, which will be played on 20th January in UAE. Defeating Bangladesh in the semi-final, India are now set to face arch-rivals Pakistan in the Blind Cricket World Cup final. India’s Ganeshbhai Muhudkar scored a magnificent century to steer the men in blue to a comfortable victory, and was named the Man of the Match.
As reported by Mid-day, Bangladesh had won the toss and having elected to bat, they scored 256 all out in 38.5 overs. When India’s turn to bat came, Ganeshbhai Muhudkar scored 112 runs off 69 deliveries and nudged his team to drive past Bangladesh’s total.
Bangladesh didn’t look good right on the start of their innings, as they lost two early wickets with less than 50 runs on the scoreboard. The highlight for the losing team, however, was when Abdul Mallik scored an unbeaten 108.
In response, India’s confident and strong bowling unit restricted Bangladesh to a moderate score as India bowler Durga Rao took 3 wickets in a spell of 3 overs, giving only 20 runs. Additionally, Deepak Mallik and Prakash bagged 2 wickets each.
In the batting venue, star player Deepak Mallik got out for 53 runs off 43 balls, while Naresh made 40 runs off 18 deliveries, which came in handy for India to finally win the semi-final and march to the final of the Blind Cricket World Cup.
Now the Indian team, who are the defending champions of the Blind Cricket World Cup, will take on Pakistan on January 20 at Sharjah in UAE.