Third Indo-Pak blind ODI abandoned due to rain

Published: Monday, May 2, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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New Delhi:Rain played the spoilsport in the third match of the Petro Cup Indo-Pak series for blind cricketers leading to its abandonment in New Delhi today (May 2, 2005).

The play was stopped when Pakistan were 83 for three in 10 overs chasing India's huge total of 361 for three. Adnan Ahmad was 26 not out when umpires called off the match played at the Model School ground.

Opener Rajender Varma, who is completely blind, was once again in his top form as he scored an unbeaten 150 off 101 balls with the help of five boundaries after sent in to bat by Pakistan, who won the toss and elected to field.

Ganesh Gamvit with his impressive 79 (10 fours) from 53 balls and Subhash Bhoya with his creditable 23-ball 50 not out supported the Indian batting while skipper Manvender Singh made 29.

Pakistan captain Sultan Syed Shah and Amir Ishfar took one wicket each.

Mohammad Waqar scored 20 for Pakistan. Shekhar Naik picked 2-36.

India are leading the five match series 2-0.

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