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T20 World Cup for the Blind - Day 4

5th December 2012

India thumps Windies

Indian crushed West Indies in their third outing in the T20 world cup at the Aditya Global Sports Ground, Nelamangala, winning comprehensively by 8 wickets and 9 overs to spare.

Electing to field, India restricted Windies to 158 for 7 wickets thanks to some controlled bowling and sharp fielding and later followed it up with a brilliant partnership between Prakash Jayaramaiah and Venkatesh. Prakash Jayaramaiah scored a whirlwind 125 off 49 balls with 27 hits to fence, following his 173 in the world cup opener against Australia. The target proved to be a cakewalk for the Indian batsman who made mincemeat of the bowling. India next play Sri Lanka tomorrow at Central College grounds.

Brief Scores:
India: 162 for 2 (Prakash Jayaramaiah (B2) 125 (49) beat West Indies: 158 for 7 (Rodney Ram Rattan (B3) 48 n.o. (38), Lo-Shane Myles (B3) 40 (37), Anthony Cummins (B1) 24 (17) (S Ravi (B1) 2 for 17)
Man of the Match: Prakash Jayaramaiah

Lankans prevail over England in close match

In one of the closest matches played in this world cup up to now, Sri Lanka beat England by 13 runs at the Aditya Global Sports Ground, Nelamangala, thanks to some tight fielding by the Lankans. Put to bat, Sri Lanka reached 202, thanks to a century partnership for the third wicket between C Deshapriya (B3) (69) and Chandana Kumara (B1) (35). Deshapriya hit 12 fours and a six in his fluent knock.

For England, half centuries by Matt Dean (B2) (68) and captain Luke Sugg (B3) (54) ran the Lankans close but at the end the Lankans kept their nerve, running out all the 6 wickets to fall.

Brief Scores:
Sri Lanka: 202 for 6 (C Deshapriya (B3) 69 (32), Chandana Kumara (B1) 35 (52), Ravindra (B1) (35 (36) beat England : 189 for 6 (Matt Dean (B2) 68 (41), Luke Sugg (B3) 54 (42)). Sri Lanka won by 13 runs.
Man of the Match: C. Deshapriya

Pak outbat Aussies in 2 overs

Pakistan continued its winning spree thumping Australia by 10 wickets in a truncated match. Earlier, bad weather at Central College grounds delayed the match and it was reduced to 9 overs a side. Put into bat, Australia managed only 60 for 6 which was hardly sufficient for the strong Pakistani batting lineup. The Pakistani openers Ali Murtaza (B2) and Mohammad Jameel (B3) took just two overs to reach the target without much ado and helped their team to maintain their winning streak. Mohammad Idrees Saleem (B1) was adjudged the man of the match for his controlled bowling.

Brief Scores:
Pakistan: 63 for no loss in 2 overs (Ali Murtaza (B2) 26 (6), Mohammad Jameel (B3) 20 (6)) beat Australia 60 for 6 in 9 overs (Brit Wilson (B2) 23 (22)). Pakistan won by 10 wickets.
Man of the Match: Mohammad Idrees Saleem (B1)

Match called off: The first match against South Africa and Bangladesh was called off due to wet pitch conditions at the Central College ground and the teams split a point each.

Tomorrow’s fixtures:
At Central College grounds:
Sri Lanka vs India (9.30 am); Nepal vs Australia (1.30 pm)
At Aditya Global Sports Ground, Nelamangala:
Bangladesh vs West Indies (9.30 am); South Africa vs England (1.30 pm).