Blind World T20 2017: Dominant India post fourth consecutive win after thrashing Australia

PTI, Feb, 05 2017

Kochi: India's run of wins continued unabated as they posted a massive 128-run victory over Australia in the T20 World Cup for Blind at the Rajagiri College in Kochi on Sunday.

India piled up a huge 272 for no loss in their allotted 20 overs with openers Sunil and Muhammed Farhan hitting an unbeaten ton and an undefeated half-century, respectively.

Sunil smashed 163 not out off 72 deliveries with the help of 29 boundaries, while Farhan hit 53 off 35 balls before being retired hurt.

The Indian blind cricket team. PTI

The Indian blind cricket team. PTI

The opening pair put on an unbroken 199 runs together in 15 overs, which virtually took the game away from the Aussies.

Iqbal Jafar then scored a quickfire 30 from 13 balls to take the home team to a comprehensive win.

Chasing a humongous total, Australia were bowled out for a meagre 144.

India skipper Ajay Kumar Reddy picked up two wickets by giving away only 11 runs in 3.3 overs.

India currently are in a dominant form in the ongoing tournament, having beaten both South Africa and Sri Lanka by nine wickets in their first two games of the tournament.

Against South Africa, Ganesh Babubhai Mundkar took two wickets while giving away 14 runs to help restrict the opponents to 157/8, and later get declared as Man of the Match. In the second game, Prakash J's brilliant, unbeaten 99 helped the hosts chase the 187-run target set by Sri Lanka down rather comfortably.

Published Date: Feb 05, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 05, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115