Blind Cricket World Cup: India Beat Pakistan by 7 Wickets

India won their second match of the Blind Cricket World Cup

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India cricketers celebrate after their win against Pakistan. 
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India beat host Pakistan by seven wickets in their third match of the Blind Cricket World Cup on Friday at the Ajman Oval in UAE.

For the second time in a row, India won the toss and they elected to field.

Pakistan, put into bat, scored 282 for the loss of 8 wickets in 40 Overs. Md Jamil top scored for Pakistan with 90 runs from 91 balls before he was retired hurt.

In reply, India scored their runs very quickly. They reached their target with five overs to spare. For India, Deepak Malik again top scored with 79 runs from 71 balls and Venkateshwara Rao scored a 55-ball 64.

Deepak Malik was adjudged Man of the Match. This was Deepak’s second Man of the Match award in as many matches in the tournament.

With this win, India top their group, followed by Pakistan.

Pakistan came into the match following back to back victories against Bangladesh and Nepal.

Meanwhile, India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in their second match courtesy Deepak Malik’s unbeaten 179 off 103 balls. The team’s opening game against Australia was called off due to heavy rain.

India’s refusal to travel to Pakistan for the World Cup forced the organisers to shift all their matches to UAE. Pakistan went into the match without five of their players not available for selection as they could not get their visas in time to travel to UAE for the match.

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