London: India’s blind cricket team beat England in the second T20 match at the Arundel Castle Cricket Foundation to win the T20 series in emphatic fashion on Saturday. This series win comes close on the heels of the 50-50 series win recently.
India skipper Ajay Reddy
The visitors’ captain Ajay Reddy won the toss and fielded. The English started slowly and their first wicket fell at 42. Some tight bowling and sharp fielding kept the pressure up on the English, who lost wickets at regular intervals before managing to score 133 for 7 in 20 overs. Mat Dean (40) and Nethen Foy (26) were the principal scorers for the hosts.
Skipper Reddy claimed two wickets in his three overs in which he gave away 12 runs while Venkatesh Dunna, Shekar Naik and Jafar claimed one apiece.
Openers Venkatesh Dunna and Durga Rao faced up to the 134-run target. Dunna scored 39 off 25 balls with seven boundaries and set the tone for a memorable win. Just as vital was Ketan Patel’s 36 off 18 balls. The Indians reached their target in 16.1 overs with six wickets to spare. Reddy (16) and Jafar (10) stayed unbeaten.