FAISALABAD: Pakistan won the first match of Twenty20 Blind Cricket Series after defeating Sri Lanka by nine wickets here at Iqbal Stadium on Sunday.
Winning the toss, Sri Lanka batted first and scored 158 runs in 20 overs for the loss of five wickets. Top scorers from Sri Lankan Blind cricket team were Opel Sanjeewa (65) and Desperia (38) whereas for Pakistan, Sajid Nawaz got two wickets for 27 runs in his four overs.
In reply, Pakistan Blind cricket team achieved the target in 9.3 overs for the loss of only one wicket. Openers Badar Munir and Mohsan Khan provided a sound start with a partnership of 148 runs during the first day play.
Badar Munir completed his century with the help of 21 fours from 39 balls and was declared Man of the Match whereas Mohsin Khan scored 36 runs. The second match of the T20 series will be held at the same venue on Monday (April 4) whereas the third match will be played on Tuesday (April 5).