India blind cricket team beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets

India blind cricket team beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets

Riding on an unbeaten 99 by Prakash J, India defeated Sri Lanka by nine-wickets in the T20 World Cup for the Blind at the Sardar Patel Stadium here today.

Batting first after losing the toss, Sri Lanka scored 186 for 8, helped by half-century by Chandana Deshapriya (62) and Pathum Samam Kumara's unbeaten 30.

While Sunil grabbed three wickets conceding 30 runs, Ajay Kumar took two wickets.

The hosts chased the target in just 13.3 overs, losing a wicket in the process.

Prakash J, scored a quick fire unbeaten 99 off 68 balls and was declared Man of the Match. His knock comprised 20 boundaries.

Ketan Patel ably supported Prakash and remained unbeaten on 56 off 28 balls.
India's Ganesh Muhundkar was run out by Ruwan Wasantha.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel were present on the occasion.

Rupani assured support to blind cricket players from the state.

"Government has always supported the differently-abled, and is with them. We have received request to provide government jobs to the cricketers playing in national team.
We will consider and take positive decision in this regard," said the Chief Minister.

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