- Pakistan Secures Impressive Win Against India in IBSA World Blind Games.
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In a thrilling encounter at the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Blind Games held in Birmingham, Pakistan triumphed over India by a margin of 18 runs on a Sunday showdown. The Indian VI team, having won the coin toss at the King Edward’s School ground, opted to field first, giving Pakistan’s visually-impaired team the opportunity to bat.
Wearing the Green Shirts with pride, Pakistan managed to set a competitive total of 187 runs on the scoreboard, albeit losing eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Muhammad Salman showcased a stellar performance, contributing an impressive 50 runs from 31 deliveries. Captain Nisar Ali played a crucial role, adding 46 runs from 33 balls, while Badar Munir’s quickfire 37 runs from 24 balls bolstered the team’s total.
Ajay Kumar Reddy emerged as the standout bowler for India’s visually-impaired team, claiming four wickets, while Nakula Badanayak took three Pakistani wickets.
India, in response, faced an uphill battle, managing to accumulate 169 runs for the loss of seven wickets within their 20 overs. With 38 runs required from the last three overs, the game hung in the balance. However, Matiullah’s exceptional 18th over for Pakistan proved decisive, conceding a mere four runs and tightening the noose around India’s pursuit.
As the pressure mounted, India’s fortunes dwindled, suffering a setback as they lost three wickets, including a run-out, causing their score to plummet from 150 runs for three wickets to 154 runs for six wickets.
Sunil Ramesh shone for India VI with an impressive 62-run contribution, while Durga Rao Tompaki’s 40 runs provided valuable support. Matiullah of Pakistan VI emerged as a key player once again, securing two wickets, and Pakistan’s fielding prowess resulted in five Indian batsmen being run out.
The victory sets the stage for Pakistan’s upcoming clash against Bangladesh on Tuesday. As the IBSA World Blind Games continue, both teams are poised to showcase their determination and skills on the cricket field.