England overcomes Pakistan in Disability Cricket Tourney in Dhaka

Dhaka: After beating Afghanistan and host Bangladesh, Pakistan disabled cricket team lost their first match in the tournament after losing their third match by eight runs to their English counterparts in five-nation ICRC Physical Disabilities T20 Cricket Tournament here at BKSP Ground 4 on Sunday.

England won the toss and batted first scoring 156-6 in allotted 20 overs. Alex Hammond scored 55 off 47 balls while Flynn contributed 42 off 26 balls. Their captain Ian Nairn made 25 off 18 balls while Goodwin scored 22 off 22 balls.

Nihar Alam returned with bowling figures of 2-24 while Rao Javed and Abdullah took one wicket each.

Pakistan in response fell short of only eight runs after the team was restricted to 148-9 in 20 overs. Rehan Ghani Mirza was the top scorer for the side with 54 off 40 balls. Nihar Alam scored 22-ball 26 while Jahanzaib Tiwana scored 22 off only 13 balls.

England all-rounders Callum Flynn (2-15), Alex Hammond (2-30) and Fred Bridges (2-28) bowled well for the winners. Flynn received Man of the Match award.

Pakistan and England have played three matches in the event so far and both lost one while winning two matches.

Pakistan will now play its fourth match against arch-rival India on Monday, September 7 here at BKSP Ground.

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