Pakistan blind team thump India in Triangular Blind Cricket Tournament

LAHORE   -  Pakistan got off to a flying start in Triangular Blind Cricket Tournament, thumping India by 58 in the opening match at Bashundhara Sports Complex Dhaka, Bangladesh on Saturday. According information made available here, Indian captain Ajay Reddy won the toss and elected to bowl first. Pakistan opener Muhammad Rashid was bowled on the second ball without scoring any run. Zafar Iqbal also did not last for long as he departed on 6 as Pakistan were 15-2. But thereafter, Nisar Ali and Moain Aslam knitted a partnership of 59 runs to put the innings back on track. Both were dismissed after scoring 33 and 30 runs respectively. Badar Munir proved his class by scoring a fiery 50 off just 27 balls with the help of four big sixes. Pakistan finished the innings with 185 runs on the board for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. Reddy was the pick amongst the Indian bowlers as he claimed two wickets for 24 runs. India started their chase well and kept the scoring rate well in their reach, but the wicket of Venkatesh opened the gate for Pakistan bowlers to run through Indian batting lineup.  Venkatesh was dismissed by Anees Javed after scoring 16. The B1 bowlers changed the course of the match in the favour of Pakistan team with economical bowling. M Shahzaib claimed 2 wickets in his 4 overs spell by giving away only 13 runs. India made 127 runs in their 20 overs losing 9 wickets. Badar Munir was declared man of the match.

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