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India defeats Pakistan to win 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup

cricket players celebrating on the pitch The Indian team celebrates their win at the 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup. Image credit: Blind Cricket World Cup 2014

Earlier today in Cape Town, South Africa, India broke Pakistan’s unbeaten 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup run to claim gold by 5 wickets in the competition.  The final score was 389 / 7 to 392 / 5. It was the first time India won the event.

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India won the toss and elected to bowl first. Their squad included Shekar Naik Lachma, Veeresh Hanchinamane, Venkateswara Rao Dunna, Ketanbhai Babughai Patel, Ajay Reddy, Prakasha Jayaramaiah, Muhammed Farahn Aranhikkal, Golu Kumar, Amol Dattatray Karche, Mohammed Jafar Iqbal, Ishavarbhai Ganeshbai Muhudkar, Madhu Gunja, and Durago Rao Tompaki. Pakistan 389 for 7 after 40 overs, with that score going into the lunch break.

 

Pakistan came into the gold medal match undefeated through group and elimination play.  They defeated England by 8 wickets to qualify into the game, with Muhammd Jameel scoring a century. Their squad in their game against India included Muhammad Jamil, Amir Ishfaq, Nisar Ali, Zafar Iqbal, Muhammad Akram, Anees Javed, Israr Hassan, Muhammad Idrees Saleem, Sajid Nawaz, Zeshan Abbasi, Muahmmad Ayyaz, Badar Munir, Arfan Majeed
The first Blind Cricket World Cup was held in 1998, and Pakistan has participated four times.   It was the first time hosts South Africa participated in the event.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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