Thatscricket - News - Pak beats India to win blind cricket series

Published: Saturday, February 28, 2004, 18:19 [IST]
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Sheikhupura:A brilliant 194 by Indian blind team batsman Shekhar Naik failed to stop Pakistan win by five wickets and take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series. Naik hit 25 boundaries and a six in his 194 to carry the Indian blind team to 359 for five in their 40 overs.

But Pakistan reached the target in 35.5 overs for the loss of just five wickets, with Mohammad Fayyaz hitting 101 - his second century of the series. Fayyaz hit eleven boundaries and was ably assisted by Mohammad Waqas (62) and Mohammad Shahbaz, who made 46.

Pakistan won the first two matches in Lahore and Karachi, while India came back to win the third match, also held in southern port city of Karachi.

The final match of the series will be played in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, next to the capital Islamabad, on Sunday.

India's blind cricket team is on its maiden foreign tour and is also playing a series against arch-rival Pakistan for the first time.

Indian blind cricketers crush Pak

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