Pakistan’s blind cricket team defeated India in the first match of the blind cricket series played in United Arab Emirates.

India’s inning

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India scored 212 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs, given Pakistan a target of 213 runs to win,

Indian captain Dargah Rao scored 61 runs and Venkateshwara Rao scored 49 runs.

Badar Munir and Kamran Akhtar took two wickets each for Pakistan. Matiullah and Muhammad Salman took one wicket each.

Pakistan’s inning

The Green Shirts won the match by 5 wickets after a thrilling contest.

Pakistan chased down the target of 213 runs in 19.2 overs, vice-captain Badar Munir played an innings of 129 runs off 63 balls while captain Nisar Ali scored 18 runs.