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T20 World Cup for the Blind - Day 7

8th December 2012

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Triple hundred partnerships between Ajay Reddy and Hanuman Pooniya give India biggest win against Nepal

Stung by the loss against Pakistan in their previous match, India went on a rampage against Nepal to win by a huge margin of 249 runs at the Aditya Global Sports Ground, Bangalore. A triple century partnership (317 off 111 balls) between centurions Ajay Kumar Reddy (128 off 43 balls) and Hanuman Pooniya (120 off 50 balls) sealed the fate of Nepal after India won the toss and elected to bat. The Indians routinely sent the ball scurrying to the ropes with Ajay K Reddy smacking 21 fours and a six, and Hanuman Pooniya hitting 25 four’s. Subhash Bhoya (B1) chipped in with a hurricane 58 off only 18 deliveries. The Nepalese chase was doomed from the beginning with Dilip Munde (B2) grabbing 2 wickets for 8 runs in his 3 overs.

Shekar Naik, the captain, the Indian team is peaking at the right time for important semifinals and the finals with the batsmen in roaring form, especially Prakash Jayaramaiah and Ajay Kumar Reddy. India is expected to have another easy outing against Bangladesh tomorrow who are struggling to strike any kind of form up to now.

Brief Scores: India: 342 for 3 in 20 overs (Ajay Kumar Reddy (B2) 128 (43), Hanuman Pooniya (B3) 120 (50), Subhash Bhoya (B1) 58 (18) beat Nepal: 93 all out in 14.3 overs (Dilip Munde (B2) 3-0-8-3). India won by 249 runs. Man of the Match: Hanuman Pooniya.

Pakistan win by 10 wickets

Unstoppable Pakistan continued its winning vein handing a crushing defeat to Bangladesh by 10 wickets at the Central College grounds, Bangalore. Putting Bangladesh in to bat after winning the toss, Pakistan fielded like tigers and ran out all but one of the batsmen, and Bangladesh ended up at a lowly 91 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs. Pakistani openers took to the chase like a breeze with Ali Murtaza scoring 56 off 21 balls. The fully blind category player Mohammad Ayyaz was adjudged the Man of the Match for hitting a meaty 22 off just 8 balls and helping Pakistan to wrap up the match in just 4.1 overs. Pakistan was led by vice captain Mohammad Jameel (B3) in place of skipper Zeeshan Abbasi (B2) who was indisposed. Pakistan boasts of an all-win record till now while Bangladesh is yet to register a win in the tournament.

Brief Scores: Pakistan: 93 for no loss in 4.1 overs (Ali Murtaza (B2) 56 (21), Mohammad Ayyaz (B1) 22 (08)) beat Bangladesh: 91 for 9 (Badal Kumar Das (B3) 19 (35)). Pakistan won by 10 wickets. Man of the Match: Mohammad Ayyaz (B1).

Big win for Windies

South Africa caved in meekly to the West Indies and lost comprehensively by 10 wickets in the match played at the Central College grounds. Needing 194 to win, the Windies openers, till now overshadowed by other teams, decided to flex their muscles and went on the rampage, overhauling the target without losing any wicket. Halden Forde (B3) hit his way to an unbeaten century with Gregory Stewart at the other end pitching in with a half century. South Africa and Windies were tied at one win each till now but with this win, the Windies are now one up.

Brief Scores: West Indies: 194 for 0 in 14.3 overs (Halden Forde (B3) 105 not out (57), Gregory Stewart (B2) 59 not out (37)) beat South Africa: 193 for 6 (Lawrence R (B2) 57 (42), Sean Schwan B 3 45 (36), Rodney Ramrattan (B3) 4-0-25-2). West Indies won by 10 wickets. Man of the Match: Halden Forde

England defeats Australia

In what was the closest match of the T20 world cup so far, England defeated its arch rival, Australia, by 3 wickets with the match going right down to the wire, at the Aditya Global Sports Ground, Bangalore. Opting to bat first, Australia put up a fighting total of 273 aided by an excellent century by Matt Horsey (127 runs off 57 balls). The match seemed to be evenly balanced with England alternating between aggression and caution, but eventually the century partnership between Matt Dean who scored 95 in 44 balls and Luke Sugg (26 off 20 balls) clinched the game towards England.

Up to this stage of the tournament, England and Australia were more or less at par in their performance having won 2 out of 5 matches and 3 out of 6 matches respectively. But now both the teams have 3 wins apiece.

Brief Scores: England: 274 for 7 in 19.4 overs (Matt Dean (B2) 95 not out (44), 2) Mohammad Khatri (B3) 24 (15), Luke Sugg (B1) 26 (20) beat Australia 273 for 5 (Matt Horsey (B3) 127 (57), Matt McCarthy (B3) 26 not out (15). England won by 3 wickets. Man of the Match: Matt Dean.

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

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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
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