India enters final of Blind Cricket World Cup

Man of the Match Ganeshbhai Muhudkar’s century steered India home comfortably. He scored 112 in just 69 balls. File photo   -  G.P. Sampath Kumar

A dominant India beat Bangladesh by seven wickets to set up a title clash with archrival Pakistan in the Blind Cricket World Cup, here on Wednesday.

Man of the Match Ganeshbhai Muhudkar’s century steered India home comfortably. He scored 112 in just 69 balls.

Bangladesh had won the toss and elected to bat. It scored 256 all out in 38.5 overs.

Defending champion India will take on Pakistan on January 20 at Sharjah.

It was not a good start for Bangladesh as it lost two early wickets with less than 50 runs on the board. For Bangladesh, a resilient unbeaten 108 by Abdul Mallik was the highlight.

India’s strong bowling restricted it to a modest score as Durga Rao took three wickets in three overs and conceded only 20 runs. Deepak Mallik and Prakash bagged two wickets each.

Another star player Deepak Mallik was retired out for 53 off 43 balls. While Naresh made a handy 40 runs in 18 balls.

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