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India stun Pakistan by 8 wickets in Blind Cricket Series
India stun Pakistan by 8 wickets in Blind Cricket Series

Sports Bulletin Report

Dubai (USA): India blind cricket team outclassed Pakistan by 8 wickets in the final T20 encounter of the three-match Tie and won the series 2-1 here at ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday. Ajay Reddy declared Man of the Match.

Captain Nisar Ali, winning the toss for the third consecutive time, opted to bat first. Pakistan changed their opening pair, bringing in Badar Munir to maximize the power-play overs. However, Badar's early dismissal after scoring two boundaries set the stage for Muhammad Salman's splendid innings of 74 runs off 39 balls, with Muhammad Rashid contributing 32 off 22 balls. Pakistan posted 193 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs, with Durga Rao standing out among the bowlers, claiming three wickets, while Venkatesh took two.

In response, India chased down the target in the penultimate over, scoring 196 runs in 18.4 overs, losing two wickets in the process. Ajay Reddy's brisk innings of 66 runs off 35 balls turned the game in India's favor, supported by Sunil Ramesh's impressive 64 off 53 balls. Mohammad Salman and Mohammad Idress claimed one wicket each for Pakistan.

Pakistan lost the three-match series by 2-1. Syed Sultan Shah, President of World Blind Cricket Ltd, graced the occasion as the guest, accompanied by Ek Radha Krishnan, Chairman Organizing Committee, Shabana Abdul Razzak, Co-Chairperson of the event organizing committee, Rajnesh Henry, the first Vice President of World Blind Cricket Ltd, Sabeen Gul, Vice President/Wing Head CSR Department National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), and Junaib Iqbal, CSR Officer NBP. They distributed trophies and other prizes amongst the players.