Pakistan's blind team beats India in cricket

Published: Saturday, November 19, 2011, 12:23 [IST]
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Pakistan beat India in blind cricket

Lahore, Nov 18: Pakistan's blind cricket team defeated a visiting Indian side by 71 runs in the first of the three Twenty20 matches, on Friday.

The Indian side, led by Shekhar Naik Lachma, bowled first after winning the toss at the Bagh-e-Jinnah ground, but was unable to chase the imposing target of 214 set by the Pakistani team.

The home side scored 202 runs for the loss of nine wickets but the target was revised to 214 as the Indian team faced a penalty of 12 runs for slow over rate.

Pakistan's Muhammad Jamil emerged the top scorer with 89 runs. The Indian side scored only 142 for the loss of nine wickets.

Punjab Governor Latif Khosa visited the ground and met the players of both teams. He directed authorities to provide all facilities to the teams.

The Indian blind cricket team arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday for its first tour of the country in five years.

The team will play three T20 matches in Lahore from November 18-20 and as many one-day internationals in Islamabad from 22-26.

Pakistani officials have said they expect the series to help in the restoration of full sporting ties between the two countries.


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