India Defeat Pakistan by 8 Wickets in Physical Disability World Cricket Series 2019, Book Place in Final

Vikas Singh Derek

India defeated Pakistan by eight wickets in the last match of round-robin round of ongoing T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series. With the victory, India topped the points table and booked a spot in the final of the cricket tournament. T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series is being played in England and has been organised by England & Wales Cricket Board.  Six teams are participating in the tournament which are India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, England, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

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India Physically Disabled (PD) restricted Pakistan Physically Disabled to 150 for 7 in 20 overs. Indian skipper Vikrant Keni dismissed two wickets for 15 runs and there were three run-outs during Pakistan’s batting. Aamir Rather, Anish Rajan took one wicket each. Chasing the target, Indian openers K Phanase (55*) and W Khan (69) hit half-centuries and managed a 125-run partnership. India chased the target in 17.1 overs with the loss of just two wickets. Hamza Hameed was the leading run-scorer for Pakistan with 30 runs. Muhammad Shahbaz took two wickets.

Indian team topped the points table and hence qualified directly for the final. Afghanistan ended on the second spot. The other finalist will be decided through the playoffs. Afghanistan and England are going to clash in the semi-final for the entry in the semi-final. The winner among Afghanistan and England will play against India in the final of Physical Disability World Series 2019 on August 13 at New Road in Worcester.

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