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India notch up third win in blind world cup cricket

Posted on Dec 05, 09:40PM | UNI

India recorded an emphatic eight wicket win over West Indies for their third successful outing in the in the T20 world cup for the blind here today.

The Indian bowlers restricted West Indies to 158 for sevena after asking them to bat first and recorded their triumph with a masterly 125 by Prakash Jayaramaiah in 49 balls that enabled them to score 168 losing only two wickets.

Tomorrow India take on Sri Lanka who in a close encounter beat England by 13 runs.

Put to bat, Sri Lanka reached 202 thanks to a century partnership for the third wicket between C Deshapriya (B3) (69) and Chandana Kumara (B1) (35). Deshapriya hit 12 fours and a six in his fluent knock.

For England, half centuries by Matt Dean (B2) (68) and captain Luke Sugg (B3) (54) ran the Lankans close but at the end the Lankans kept their nerve, running out all the 6 wickets to fall.

Pakistan continued its winning spree trouncing Australia by 10 wickets in a truncated match. Earlier, bad weather at Central College grounds delayed the match and it was reduced to 9 overs a side. Put into bat, Australia managed only 60 for 6 which was hardly sufficient for the strong Pakistani batting lineup. The Pakistani openers Ali Murtaza (B2) and Mohammad Jameel (B3) took just two overs to reach the target without much ado and helped their team to maintain their winning streak. Mohammad Idrees Saleem (B1) was adjudged the man of the match for his controlled bowling.

South Africa and Bangladesh had to split points as the match was called off due to wet ground conditions following incessant overnight rains.