Blind World T20 2017: Dominant India post fourth consecutive win after thrashing Australia
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.
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 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.
Gambhir feels that people shouldn't go overboard about past World Cup wins because the players who competed were meant give it their best shot and they did so as their professional duty.
The BCCI, on 23 March, had sent a letter to the BCA telling them, in no uncertain terms, that their 'T20 league' hasn't got approval and must be stopped.
Cricket has always been statistically-driven like baseball, but over the past 15 years we have moved beyond comparing averages and now use data to help in strategy and player selection, Dravid said during a panel discussion at the 15th MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.