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Pakistan wins two in a row at 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup

group standing on cricket field Cricket players on the pitch, honoring Phil Hughes. Image credit: Blind Cricket World Cup 2014

Pakistan has started their 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup run in South Africa strongly, with a pair of wins in their first two games. In their first game, Pakistan defeated India 155 / 3 to 259. They had 32.5 overs in their win.

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South Africa won the toss in their game against Pakistan and elected to bat first. Early in their second game against South Africa, South Africa had a score of 99 / 7 to 0 / 0 with 25.3 overs, and 14.3 overs remaining. The South Africans went 114 all out in 29.4 overs.  Pakistan had a poor start. Badar Munir and Jameel went out early.   Israr Hassan took 3 wickets and gave away 13 runs.Muhammad Haroon had 2 wickets.  Pakistan would win by 7 overs. Nisar Ali was the man of the match, with 62 runs off 30 balls.

 

So far in today’s game against England at the YMCA Cricket Ground, the score is 94 / 2 Pakistan to 0 / 0 England.  There are 8.4 overs and 10.85 R/R.

 

Pakistan is scheduled to play Bangladesh on Monday at the YMCA.  On Tuesday, they are scheduled to play Sri Lanka at the YMCA.  On Wednesday, they are scheduled to play Australia playing Pakistan at Gary Kirsten,  On Thursday, Pakistan has a bye on the last day of group play.  This is followed by a rest day, followed by the semifinals next Saturday , and the last day having the medal games.

 

 

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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