Pakistan thrash India by 183 runs in Blind WC

Defending champions Pakistan moved closer to qualification for the semifinals when they defeated arch-rivals India by 183 runs in their third match of the 3rd Cricket World Cup for the Blind here at F-9 Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Put into bat first, hosts Pakistan were all out after amassing a huge total of 363 in allotted 40 overs.

Muhammad Ikram made a brilliant ton for the winning team ñscoring 101 - and was declared man-of-the-match. Aamir Ashfaq, who was name man-of-the-match in Pakistanís previous match - continued his fine form and scored 54 runs.

India, in reply, were all out for 180 in the last over. Rajinder Verma scored 34 runs for the Indians. Noor Qureshi and Aamir Ashfaq were the pick of the bowlers claiming two wickets each for Pakistan. Five Indian batsmen were run out in their innings.

In the second match of the day, Australia defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets at the Shalimar Cricket Ground.

Putting Sri Lanka to bat first, Australia reached the target of 232 with 2.4 overs to spare. Peter Christenson just missed his century scoring 94 while Hyder made good contribution scoring 54 runs.

Earlier, Sri Lanka scored 231 for the loss of seven wickets. Kumara Chandana just missed his half-century scoring 46 runs. Moxi Lee captured four wickets for the Australians. Chandana, though on the losing side, was adjudged man-of-the-match for his all-round performance.

In the third tie of the day, England scored an overwhelming nine-wicket win against the West Indies at the PAF Ground.

Batting first, the West Indies were skittled out for 127 in 30 overs. Renolds took two wickets. England achieved the target in just 18.4 overs. Nethan was the topscorer with 72 runs.

In today’s matches, Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka at the Shalimar Cricket Ground, New Zealand face England at F-9 Ground while Australia meet India at the PAF Ground.
Source:The News

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