Published: Sun, January 21, 2018
World | By Melba Underwood

Pakistan set 308-run target for India in final

Pakistan set 308-run target for India in final

Fantastic bowling by team India as they managed to restrict them for 307 for 8 in 40 overs.

After an impressive run in the Blind Cricket World Cup, Pakistan are playing their archrivals India in the finale today at Sharjah.

India and Pakistan featured in the final of both the editions of the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup and the Men in Blue triumphed in both occasions - 2012 and 2017. Pakistan skipper Nisar Ali also chipped in with a handy 47.

India chased down the total in 38.2 overs losing an equal number of wickets.

Captain Sunil Ramesh scored an unbeaten 93 for his side in the second innings. Although Pakistan got three consecutive wickets as India was inching towards the target but a wide-ball that went to cross the boundary confirmed India’s victory in the final.

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Ramesh then led the run chase as India overhauled the target with eight balls to spare to retain the trophy that they had won in 2014 after beating the same opponents at Cape Town, South Africa.

India had earlier beaten Pakistan on January 13 in their group stage meeting.

India reached the final of the tournament after defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets, while Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 156 runs to book a place in the final.

PM Narendra Modi, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and others congratulated the Indian team on the victory. They make the nation proud and inspire every Indian with their game as well as phenomenal attitude.

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