India beat Pakistan by two wickets to win the Blind Cricket World Cup for the second time after an exciting match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Hosts Pakistan had set India a goal of 308 runs at a lack of eight wickets of their allotted forty overs after they have been put into bat. India conquered the modest goal within the thirty ninth over, with two balls to spare and eight wickets misplaced.
Badar Munir remained the highest-scorer for Pakistan, with fifty seven runs off sixty one balls. Riasat Khan and skipper Nisar Ali contributed forty eight and forty seven runs, respectively. Opener Mohsin Khan scored 21, Sanaullah 28, Mohammad Rashid 14, Amir Ashfaq 10 and Zafar Iqbal solely six runs. Haroon Khan and Israr Hassan remained not-out at 25 and 0, respectively.
India’s Deepak Malik and Rambir took two wickets every, whereas Sunil Ramesh additionally despatched one Pakistani batsman to the pavilion.
Ramesh additionally remained the highest scorer for the Indian website, bagging a powerful ninety three runs from sixty seven balls. Captain Ajay Kumar Reddy hit a sixty two, opener Prakash forty five and Venkatesh managed 35 runs.
For his sensible all-spherical efficiency, Ramesh was declared the person of the match.
The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council had invited Worldwide Cricket Council CEO David Richardson, former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas and ex-Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani to witness the ultimate.
With this win, India has equalled arch-rival Pakistan’s World Cup triumphs.
The inaugural World Cup in 1998 was gained by South Africa who defeated Pakistan in New Delhi to grow to be the primary blind cricket world champion.
The second Blind Cricket World Cup was hosted by India in 2002 at Chennai and was handsomely gained by Pakistan who beat India within the last underneath the captaincy of dashing skipper Abdul Razzaq.
Razzaq once more led his staff to second consecutive Blind World Cup title win in 2006 in Islamabad as Pakistan outclassed India once more.
After a span of eight years, the fourth Blind Cricket World Cup was held in South Africa’s shore metropolis of Cape City in 2014 the place Pakistan, defending the title, misplaced an in depth match to India who excelled beneath the captaincy of Shekhar Naik to win the shut encounter by 5 wickets.
Apart from the Blind World Cup fixtures, India on their residence floor in 2016 gained the Asia Cup for Blind after which lifted the 2017 World T20 title by defeating Pakistan within the remaining.
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