KARACHI: India held their nerves to beat Pakistan by two wickets in the final of 5th Blind Cricket World Cup in Sharjah on Saturday.
Batting first, Pakistan scored 308 for the loss of eight wickets in allocated 40 overs after they were sent into bat first by India who won the toss.
For Pakistan, Badar Munir scored 57, while Riasat Khan added 48 runs to the team’s total. Captain Nisar Ali added 47 runs.
In response, India reached the target in penultimate over with two wickets remaining. 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.
This is India’s second title win in the Blind Cricket World Cup. Pakistan has also won the title twice while South Africa won the title once.
The Pakistan Blind Cricket Council has invited ICC CEO David Richardson, former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas and former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani to witness the final.