Earlier today in Cape Town, South Africa, Pakistan’s men rolled past Australia to win by 9 wickets to remain undefeated at the 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup. The win assures Pakistan of a place in Saturday’s semifinal.
Australia won the toss at the Gary Kirsten Cricket Ground at the Western Province Cricket Club, and elected to bat first. Pakistan’s bowlers held the Australians to 129 runs over 33.2 overs. Israr Hassan, the man of the match, was the best bowler on the day for Pakistan, taking 4 wickets for 39 runs in 6 overs. Other bowlers provided quality support for Pakistan, including Haroon Khan who took 2 wickets, and Idrees, Sajid Nawaz and Jamil who notched a wicket a piece.
Australia’s Stephen Palmer led his side in scoring with 26 runs. Nisar Ali was one of the best batters for Pakistan, with 80 runs off 39 balls and 12 overs and 1 six. Israr Hasan also did a lot of scoring for Pakistan with 29 runs off 24 balls.