In­dia Beat Pak to Win Blind WC

The Economic Times - - Sports: The Great Games -

The In­dian blind cricket team suc­cess­fully de­fended its Twenty20 World Cup ti­tle here on Sun­day, de­feat­ing arch-ri­vals Pak­istan in the fi­nal for the sec­ond suc­ces­sive edi­tion. With eight wins from nine matches, In­dia had gone into the fi­nal as favourites and lived up to it with a com­pre­hen­sive vic­tory. For Pak­istan though, it was their first loss in the tour­na­ment. The two teams had clashed in the 2012 edi­tion fi­nal as well with In­dia emerg­ing tri­umphant. Bat­ting first, Pak­istan made 197/9 but In­dia chased down the tar­get in 18 overs with­out much of a fuss, los­ing just one wicket in the process. Man of the match Prakash Ja­yara­ma­iah stood out with a splen­did un­beaten 99-run knock, while Ajay Ku­mar Reddy was the only man to be dis­missed for 43. Reddy was run out. Man of the se­ries Badar Mu­nir was the top-scorer for Pak­istan with a 570-run ef­fort.

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