Blind Cricket World Cup: India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets after nail-biting contest

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Blind Cricket World Cup: India beat Pakistan by 7 wickets after nail-biting contest

Pakistan lost to arch-rival India by seven wickets after a thrilling contest, India halted their two-game winning streak in the Blind Cricket World Cup on Friday.

India won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first, Pakistan scored a competitive target of 282 for eight in the stipulated 40 overs. In reply, India comfortably chased down the target in 34.5 overs as Haryana’s Deepak Malik (B3 – blind level 3) top-scored with an unbeaten 79 off 71 balls.  Malik, who steered India’s innings struck eight boundaries. Apart from him, Venkatesh (64 off 55 balls) and skipper Ajay Reddy (47 off 34) shared 106 runs for the fourth wicket to help India register their second consecutive win.

Pakistan came into the game on the back of two victories over Bangladesh and Nepal.

The tournament includes teams from cricket-playing nations such as Australia, England and India. However, only teams from Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to play in Pakistan for now, while matches with other countries are scheduled to be held in UAE.

The final of the tournament will be held on January 19 in Sharjah.

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