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Blind Cricket World T20: India thrash New Zealand by nine wickets

Set just 137 to win, India rode fifties by Sukhram Majhi and Ajay Kumar to overhaul the target in just nine overs.

cricket Updated: Feb 07, 2017 23:54 IST
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A New Zealand batsman completes a run during their Blind Cricket World T20 match against India in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. (PTI)

India thrashed New Zealand by nine wickets to extend their winning streak in the T20 World Cup for the blind here on Tuesday. New Zealand elected to bat first but they were restricted to a meagre 136/6 by defending champions India at KIIT Stadium here.

BD Wilson (52 n.o), MLK McCaskill (13) and Deacun Dunn (13 n.o) tried hard to set a bigger target but Indian bowlers Iqbal Jafar and Ketan Patel kept pressure on them by taking two and one wicket respectively.

Chasing 137 to win, India easily overhauled the target in just nine overs with Sukhram Majhi and Ajay Kumar Reddy remaining not out on 56 and 72 respectively.

Majhi and Reddy hit 11 and 14 fours respectively as India reached 140/1 in nine overs. The only wicket, that of Iqbal Jafar, was taken by McCaskill.