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North Zone Blind Cricket Tournament: Devendra Rana stars in Uttarakhand’s win against Chandigarh

After winning the toss, Chandigarh decided to bat first and were bowled all out for 214 runs in 26 overs. In reply, Uttarakhand scored 215 runs in 28 overs. The home team chased score with 5 wickets to spare. Devendra Rana was the star for the hosts.

dehradun Updated: Oct 24, 2017 21:13 IST
HT Correspondent 
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Hindustan Times
Cricket for the visually impaired is yet to get the fan following which other sports boasts of .
Cricket for the visually impaired is yet to get the fan following which other sports boasts of .(HT FILE)

DEHRADUN Playing its first match in the second day of North Zone Blind Cricket Tournament (NZBCT), Uttarakhand won the match against Chandigarh in an exciting game.

After winning the toss, Chandigarh decided to bat first and were bowled all out for 214 runs in 26 overs. In reply, Uttarakhand scored 215 runs in 28 overs. The home team chased score with 5 wickets to spare. Devendra Rana was the star for the hosts.

In another match against J&K, Delhi continued its stunning performance. Delhi’s Bal Mukund emerged as a star player in the match. In the third match, Shaukat Ali of Uttar Pradesh led his team to win against Punjab. Seven teams – Uttarakhand, UP, Punjab, Chandigarh, J&K, Delhi and Haryana are playing in the tournament that is being held for the first time in Uttarakhand. The finals will be held at Maharana Pratap Sports College ground on Thursday.

On the second day of the tournament, the best performance came from Shaukat Ali from Uttar Pradesh. Ali scored 103 runs in the match against Punjab. In another match, Uttar Pradesh scored 314 runs in 40 overs. While chasing the score, Punjab team was all out for 171. In another match between J&K and Delhi, the former scored 93 in 19.3 overs after losing all the wickets. Delhi reached the target in just 8.2 overs after losing a single wicket.

According to Shailendra Yadav, general secretary of NZBCT the players are divided in three categories. The B1 category is one who is totally blind. B2 can see upto 3 meters while B3 can see upto 6 meters. The players bowl under the arm and batsman gets 8 runs for every boundary and 12 runs for every sixer.