Pakistan’s disabled team down England in the tournament final

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DUBAI: Pakistan’s disabled cricket claimed the trophy of ICC Academy PD T-20 Tournament 2016 by defeating England by three wickets in the final.

England posted a total 137/5 in their quota of 20 overs in the contest that was played in Dubai Sports City Stadium on Monday.

Nihar Alam, the slow left-arm remained the best bowler for Pakistan with two wickets, whereas, England’s Jamie Goodwin scored 40 runs to become the highest scorer of the inning.

In reply of England’s firm total, Pakistan batted well and achieved the target in 19.2 overs with three wickets in hand.

Hasnain Alam played a crucial inning of 39 runs that gave his team the win. The skipper also contributed 29 vital runs in the while chasing.

Dan Reynaldo removed two Pakistani batsmen and became the pick of the bowler for England.

England were the reigning champions, they defeated Pakistan in the tournament that took place in Bangladesh.

The tournament was meant to be played among five nations, but, India and Afghanistan backed off citing financial reasons, which made it a three-country tournament.

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