Pakistan thrashes India to qualify for Disable T20 climax in Dhaka

Dhaka: Pakistan disable cricket team pulled a convincing 43- run victory against traditional rivals India and secured its place in the final of ICRC International T-20 Cricket Tournament for People with Physical Disabilities here on Monday at BKSP Ground 4.

India won the toss and decided to field first. Batting first, Pakistan put on board a competitive total of 175 runs in allotted 20 overs. Skipper and opener Hasnain Alam batted well for the side scoring 39 runs off 25 balls with the help of six boundaries and a six. Rehan Ghani Mirza also played well scoring 34 runs off 25 balls with the help of one four and a six. Danish Ahmed made 26 runs off 15 balls with the help of five boundaries while Matloob Qureshi scored 13 runs off 16 balls.

Indian bowler Danesh Kumar and Dasharth captured two wickets each for 17 and 39 runs respectively.

In reply, Indian disabled cricket team lost all of their wickets with 131 on board in 20 overs. Indian batsman Yash Negi top scored for the side with 26 runs.

Fayyaz Ahmed displayed lethal bowling show and captured four wickets only for fourteen runs. He recorded first hat-trick in this inaugural five-nation tournament. Rao Javed and Nihar Alam took two wickets each for 24 and 19 runs respectively.

India, who have lost two of their three matches, are unlikely to make it to the final even if they beat Bangladesh in their last match. Pakistan, who has six points from all four matches, has reached the final. The final will be played on September 10.