The India blind cricket team –led by Ajay Reddy made a sizzling start to their campaign in the Blind Cricket World Cup 2018in the UAE with a massive win in their tournament opener against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Haryana boy Deepak Malik, who played a stunning knock of an unbeaten 179 off 103 balls to led India to six wickets win over Sri Lanka in their opening match of the Blind Cricket World Cup.
On 10 January, India won the toss and elected to field, Sri Lanka had set the target of 359 with the loss of eight wickets in 40 overs.
In reply, India chased down the target in just in 32 overs, thanks to Malik, who batted through the innings, and Prakash Jayaramiah’s 76, with the loss of four wickets. Malik was named Man of the Match for his match-winning knock.
Apart from India Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Australia and South Africa are the other Teams in the event. The fifth edition of the ODI Blind World Cup has been playing in Pakistan and Dubai from January 7 to 21, 2018.
India Squad: Md. Jafar Iqbal (B1 category), Nareshbhai Tumda (B1), Mahender Vaishnav (B1), Sonu Golkar (B1), Prem Kumar B1), Basappa Vadgol (B1), Ajay Kumar Reddy (B2), D. Venkateswara Rao (B2), Ganeshbhai Muhudkar (B2), Surajit Ghara (B2), Anilbhai Gariya (B2), Prakash Jayaramaiah (B3), Deepak Malik (B3), Sunil Ramesh (B3), T. Durga Rao (B3), Pankaj Bhue (B3), Rambir (B3).