Blind Cricket World Cup: India reach semi-final after beating Nepal

India achieved the target with 8 wickets in hand and 25 overs still remaining to be bowled. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team Ajman - United Arab Emirates Jan 14, 2018, 10.01 AM (IST)

Blind Indian cricket team registered their third consecutive victory in the Blind Cricket World Cup against Nepal at the Eden Garden Cricket Ground in Ajman, UAE.

With this victory, dominant India has reached the semi-final.

Nepal won the toss and opted to bat first.

Indian bowlers played exceptionally well, they took early wickets and restricted the run rate also.

Nepal lost its first wicket in the 9th over when batsman Ramesh was caught at 14 runs by Pankaj of Rambir's ball. India took the second wicket as Sunil Rana was caught in front by Prem Kumar for 17.

Immediately, after that Surya Prasad of Nepal was run out by Pankaj for scoring 1 run, followed by another runout as Surajit Ghara catches Sunil Subedi short of the crease for 2.

Jafar Iqbal took the 5th wicket and after that Nepal picked up some pace and improved the run rate and set a total of 156 runs after losing 9 wickets in 37.5 overs as one batsman Padma, got retired hurt.

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India achieved the target with 8 wickets in hand and 25 overs still remaining to be bowled.