India crush West Indies in T20 World Cup for blind

This is the third consecutive victory India have registered in the tournament, after thrashing Australia in the opener Dec 2 by 215 runs and England by 174 runs Dec 3.

updated: December 05, 2012 22:12 IST
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Bangalore: India crushed the West Indies by eight wickets in 11 overs in a league tie of the Twenty20 World Cup for blind on Wednesday, while Pakistan outplayed Australia in a truncated match of the tournament here.

Opting to field despite winning the toss, India first restricted the Windies to 158 for seven wickets in the stipulated 20 overs with tight bowling and sharp fielding.

Chasing a modest target of 159 runs, India scored 162 for the loss of two wickets in 11 overs, thanks to a whirlwind 125 off 49 balls by Prakash Jayaramaiah, who is partially blind. Jayaramaiah was declared man of the match.

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