T20 World Cup for Blind 2017: India beat arch rivals Pakistan by 9 wickets to be crowned champions

Chasing a target of 198 runs, India (200/1) achieved it in 17.2 overs comfortably at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangaluru.

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Bengaluru, Feb 12: Defending champions India thrashed arch rivals Pakistan by 9 wickets in the final to be crowned champions of 2017 T20 Cricket World Cup for the Blind, here on Sunday (Feb 12).

Chasing a target of 198 runs, India (200/1) achieved it in 17.2 overs comfortably at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangaluru.

T20 World Cup for Blind 2017: India beat arch rivals Pakistan by 9 wickets to be crowned champions

Incidently, Pakistan were at the losing end when India won the inaugural T20 World Cup as well. The two teams had clashed in the 2012 edition final as well with India emerging triumphant.

Both, India and Pakistan sides played exceptionally well throughout the tournament.

Pakistan won all their nine league games while India lost just one league match i.e. against Pakistan. 

India took revenge of defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the league stage by defeating the neighbouring country in the final in front of a hysteric home crowd.

Man of the match Prakash Jayaramaiah stood out with a splendid unbeaten 99-run knock, while Ajay Kumar Reddy was the only man to be dismissed for 43.

Reddy was run out. Man of the series Badar Munir was the top-scorer for Pakistan with a 570-run effort. Ketan Patel and Jaffar Iqbal were the pick of Indian bowlers, grabbing two wickets each after conceding 29 and 33 runs respectively.

Pakistan set up a clash with India in the final of the T20 Cricket World Cup for Blind after beating England by 147 runs in the second semifinal.

Put in to bat by England, Pakistan continued their superb form to put on a massive total of 309 for one in their allotted 20 overs.

India had beaten Sri Lanka in the semifinal to make it to the final.

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