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Pakistani Deafs beat India in first one dayer

Written by Kashif Aziz on March 22nd, 2006   (160 views)

Pakistan’s deaf cricket team beat their Indian counterparts in the inaugural one-day match of the Deaf Series by seven wickets at the Niaz Stadium Hyderabad.

The series has been organised by the All Pakistan Deaf Cricket Federation.

Pakistan captain Zaka Ahmed Butt won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat first. The Indians scored 132 runs in 45 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. Dheeraj (26 not out) was the highest scorer while Rajesh (22) and Venaid Kumar (19 not out) also batted well.

Pakistan’s Mohammad Shakeel, Adnan and Naeem bagged two wickets apiece for 17, 19 and 23 runs respectively while Zaka got one wicket for 20.

In reply, Pakistan achieved their target easily in 25.2 overs while losing only three wickets to win the match by seven wickets. Naseer Ahmed Butt (54) and Shahzad with (30 not out) batted nicely for the home team.

District Nazim Kanwar Naved Jameel presented the match-winning trophy to Pakistan captain Zaka Ahmed Butt and awarded the Man of the Match award to Naseer Ahmed Butt for scoring a fine 54-run knock.

Source: The News

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