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Pakistan defeats Australia by 9 wickets at 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup

Bowler and runner on the cricket pitch. Pakistan takes on Australia at the Blind Cricket World Cup. Image credit: Pakistan Blind Cricket Council

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.

Laura Hale
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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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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