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Blind Cricket World Twenty20: India streak continues after pummeling Nepal

Defending champions India beat Nepal by 152 runs to record their eighth victory in the tournament.

cricket Updated: Feb 08, 2017 17:37 IST
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India are in superb form in the Blind Cricket World Twenty20, having won their eighth match on Wednesday. (PTI)

Defending champions India continued their winning run in the ongoing Blind Cricket World T20 by clinching a massive 152-run win against lowly Nepal at the Mulapadu cricket Ground here on Wednesday.

With the win, India registered their eighth victory in the tournament.

Opting to bat first, openers Ajay Kumar Reddy (109) and Durga Rao (53) provided their side with a perfect start by sharing a huge 149 run stand for the first wicket.

While Reddy struck 17 boundaries in his 50-ball innings, Rao also smashed eight boundaries in his half-century before the duo eventually retired hurt.

Subsequently, Venkateswara Rao D scored a whirlwind 33-ball 82 to help India post a respectable total of 289/1.

In reply, Nepal were restricted to 137/5, with Ramesh Bahadur Baniya (35) and Padam Bahadur Badaila (28) ending the highest scorers.

For India, Reddy and Md Jaffar Igbal chipped in with a wicket each.

India have already booked their place in the semi-finals of the tournament after thrashing New Zealand by nine wickets in Bhubaneshwar on Tuesday.

First Published: Feb 08, 2017 17:23 IST