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South Africa loses to Pakistan at 2016 Deaf ICC Championship ODI

cricket team posing South Africa Deaf Cricket Squad 2016. Image credit: Northerns Deaf Cricket

Yesterday at Dubai’s ICC Academy Oval, South Africa lost to Pakistan by 4 wickets in their last game of round robin play at the 2016 Deaf International Cricket Council Championship ODI.  The game started with South Africa winning the toss, and choosing to bat first. won toss and chose bat. They finished with a score of 172 / 9 with 50 overs, with Sivesh Poonsamy having contributed 50 runs.  During Pakistan’s turn at bat, they had 73/4 with 15 overs.


The South African squad includes Colin Venter, André Chetty, Paulo da Costa, Shanon van der Berg, Ahmed du Plooy, Camerin Cook, Shane Gangan, Gerard Kroese, Prince Mashigo, Reinhardt Limbach, Onalerona Semise, André van Rooyen, Eric Minaar, Sivesh Poonsamy and Rual Kumalo.

South Africa’s opening game against England was rained out, and the schedule did not allow for it to be replayed.  They lost their second match against India by 44 runs.  They play tomorrow in Monday for third place.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 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. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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