Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to qualify for Asia Cup final

Latest Update: January 21, 2016 | 503 Views

KARACHI: Pakistan blind cricket team kept their winning streak intact in the ongoing Asia Cup T20 Cricket for Blind, winning their third consecutive match against Sri Lanka by 90 runs and in the process qualified for the summit clash of the tournament on Thursday.

According to information made available here, Sri Lanka won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi, India.

Pakistan posted a massive total of 214 runs on board for the loss of eight wickets in allotted 20 overs.

Muhammad Akram was the top scorer with 44 runs while Muhammad Ayyaz made 34 off 19 balls. Zahid Mehmood, Anees Javed and Amri Ishfaq made 29, 23 and 22 runs respectively. Kulam Lakmal took two wickets while Suman and Kalyan shared one wicket each.

Sri Lanka in reply made 124 runs in allotted 20 overs for the loss of eight wickets. Deshpriya made 36 runs and Ruwan Washantha scored 33 runs. Muhammad Idrees Saleem took two wickets while Muhammad Ayyaz, Amir Ishfaq, Muhammad Akram and Sajid Nawaz took a wicket apiece. Muhammad Ayyaz received Man of the Match award.

With this win, Pakistan blind cricket team qualified for the final of the Asia Cup. The other finalist team will be decided on Friday after the match between India and Sri Lanka.


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