Blind World T20 2017: India hammer Sri Lanka to continue winning run in tournament

PTI, Feb, 04 2017

Ahmedabad: Riding on an unbeaten 99 by Prakash J, India defeated Sri Lanka by nine-wickets in the T20 World Cup for the Blind at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

Batting first after losing the toss, Sri Lanka scored 186 for 8, helped by half-century by Chandana Deshapriya (62) and Pathum Samam Kumara's unbeaten 30.

While Sunil grabbed three wickets conceding 30 runs, Ajay Kumar took two wickets.

Scene from the India-Sri Lanka fixture in the Blind World T20. PTI

Scene from the India-Sri Lanka fixture in the Blind World T20. PTI

The hosts chased the target in just 13.3 overs, losing a wicket in the process.

Prakash J, scored a quick fire unbeaten 99 off 68 balls and was declared Man of the Match. His knock comprised 20 boundaries.

Ketan Patel ably supported Prakash and remained unbeaten on 56 off 28 balls.

India's Ganesh Muhundkar was run out by Ruwan Wasantha.

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel were present on the occasion.

Rupani assured support to blind cricket players from the state.

"Government has always supported the differently-abled, and is with them. We have received request to provide government jobs to the cricketers playing in national team. We will consider and take positive decision in this regard," said the Chief Minister.

Published Date: Feb 04, 2017 | Updated Date: Feb 04, 2017



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