India beat Pakistan to lift Blind Cricket World Cup 2018

India, who are favourites to retain the title, have remained unbeaten in this tournament. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 20, 2018, 02.01 PM (IST)

India defeated arch-rival Pakistan by two wickets at Sharjah cricket stadium to clinch the 5th Blind Cricket World Cup on Saturday.

India won the title for the second time.

 

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Pakistan, batting first, scored 308 for the loss of eight wickets with Badar Munir raising his half-century and making 57 runs for the team.

Riyasat Khan scored 48 runs with the bat while skipper Nisar Ali made 47 runs for his side.

In response, India reached the target of 309 runs at the loss of eight wickets despite losing three consecutive wickets.

Sunil Ramesh scored 93 while Ajay Reddy hammered a knock of 62.

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On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his Twitter handle to congratulate the other men in blue on their victory. 

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India, who are the defending champions, defeated Pakistan by seven wickets in their group match on January 13.

Pakistan made it to the final after defeating Sri Lanka by 156 runs while India beat Bangladesh by seven wickets to book their place in the final. 

India, who are favourites to retain the title, have remained unbeaten in this tournament.