Blind World T20 2017: India continue winning ways after thrashing New Zealand

PTI, Feb, 08 2017

Bhubaneswar: India thrashed New Zealand by nine wickets to extend their winning streak in the T20 World Cup for Blind in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.

New Zealand elected to bat first but they were restricted to a meagre 136 for 6 by defending champions India at KIIT Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

BD Wilson, MLK McCaskill and Deacun Dunn tried hard to push the target with their 52 not out, 13 and 13 not out.

Representative photo. Getty Images

Representative photo. Getty Images

However, Indian bowlers Iqbal Jafar and Ketan Patel put pressure on them by taking two and one wicket respectively.

Chasing 137 for a win, India easily overhauled the target in just nine overs with Sukhram Majhi and Ajay Kumar Reddy remaining not out on 56 and 72 respective.

Sikhism Majhi and Ajay Kumar Reddy hit 11 and 14 fours respectively as India reached 140 for the loss of one wicket in nine overs.

New Zealand bowler McCaskill managed to pick up the wicket of Iqbal Jafar.

India are currently riding on a wave of success, have remained unbeaten in the tournament so far. They started off with crushing nine-wicket wins over South Africa and Sri Lanka respectively, before hammering Australia by 148 runs in their third match of the tournament. Their win over New Zealand now makes it four-in-four for the tournament hosts.

Published Date: Feb 08, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 08, 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