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.
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.
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Updated Date: Feb 08, 2017 00:39:51 IST