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India lose to arch-rivals Pakistan in Blind World T20

Members of Pakistan's blind cricket team hold the national flag during the T20 cricket World Cup for the Blind event. Pic/PTI

New Delhi: For a change, Pakistan emerged victorious, getting the better of India by seven wickets in the World T20 for the blind here yesterday. India notched up a formidable 204-4 at the Feroz Shah Kotla but Pakistan, riding on Muhammad Zafar’s unbeaten 88, chased down the target of 205 in just 15.3 overs, denying India a third consecutive victory at the World T20 against this opponent.

Blind Indian batsman Prakash Jayaramaiah. Pic/PTI

Prakash J scored 90, off 56 balls, and Venkateswara Rao (53), were the major contributors for India. As per rule, the bowlers bowled underarm and the batsmen played only sweep shots.

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