ICL: Indian Cricket League

India set up Blind World Cup date with Pakistan


India reached their first Cricket World Cup for Blind final with a six-wicket triumph against England in the second semifinal at the Pindi Cricket Stadium here on Thursday.

India will face a strong Pakistan side in the final at the same venue on Friday. The Indians were beaten by the defending champions in a league match by 183 runs. P

akistan who would be making their third consecutive appearance in the final are hot favourites to retain the world title in the absence of their tough rivals, South Africa.

Ashish Negi once again gave an all-round performance scoring 51 runs and claiming two wickets. He was declared Man of the Match. Put in to bat first, England scored 209 for the loss of five wickets in the stipulated 40 overs.

Rory Field was top scorer with 73 runs while Andrew Powers made 51. Five English batsmen were run out. India achieved the target for the loss of four wickets with 13.1 overs to spare.

Subhash Bhoya hit his first half century of the tournament, playing an unbeaten knock of 88.

Federal Minister for Women Development Ms Sumaira Malik was chief guest at the match. She also gave away prizes to players with best performances.

Source:The News

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