India rout Nepal

A staggering three hundred-run partnership between Ajay Kumar Reddy and Hanuman Pooniya helped India bring their campaign back on track in the T20 World Cup for the Blind at the Aditya Global Sports ground on Saturday.

After their eight-wicket loss at the hands of Pakistan on Friday, Shekar Naik & Co did a splendid job to register a thumping 249-run victory over Nepal. Batting first, India, riding on centuries from Ajay (128) and Hanuman (120) --  who stitched a 317-run partnership from 111 balls, notched up 342 for three in 20 overs. In reply, an inexperienced Nepal outfit were scuttled out for a mere 93 runs in 14.3 overs as Dilip Munde scalped three wickets and the hosts put on an impressive show on the field.

Ajay struck 21 fours and one six while Hanuman smacked 25 fours in their innings. Subash Bhoya too contributed with a 18-ball 58 to help India post their fourth win from five matches. Tournament favourite Pakistan, notwithstanding the absence of skipper Zeeshan Abbas, continued their winning run to score a 10-wicket win over Bangladesh.

In other matches, West Indies thumped South Africa by ten wickets and Australia suffered a narrow three-wicket loss at the hands of England

Brief scores: India: 342/3 in 20 overs (Ajay Kumar Reddy 128, Hanuman Pooniya 120, Subash Bhoya 58) bt Nepal: 93 all out in 14.3 overs (Dilip Munde 3-8); Bangladesh: 91/9 in 20 overs lt to Pakistan: 93/0 in 4.1 overs (Ali Murtaza 56); South Africa: 193/6 (Lawrence R 57, Sean Schwan B 45; Rodney Ramrattan 2-25-2) lt to West Indies: 194/0 in 14.3 overs (Halden Forde 105 n.o., Gregory Stewart 59 n.o.); Australia: 273/5 (Matt Horsey 127, Matt McCarthy 26 n.o.) lt to England: 274/7 in 19.4 overs (Matt Dean 95 n.o., Luke Sugg 26).

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