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Defending Champions India Thrash Pakistan By 9 Wickets To Win 2017 Blind World T20

Defending champions India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by 9 wickets in Bengaluru on Sunday to lift the Blind T20 World Cup title.

Cricketnext Staff |February 12, 2017, 5:18 PM IST
Defending Champions India Thrash Pakistan By 9 Wickets To Win 2017 Blind World T20

New Delhi: Defending champions India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan by 9 wickets in Bengaluru on Sunday to lift the Blind T20 World Cup title.

Chasing Pakistan's 197/9, India lost just one wicket and romped home with nine wickets in hand to lift the coveted title.

Man of the match Prakash Jayaramaiah stood out with a splendid unbeaten 99-run knock, while Ajay Kumar Reddy was the only man to be dismissed for 43.

With eight wins from nine matches, India had gone into the final as favourites and lived up to it with a comprehensive victory. For Pakistan though, it was their first loss in the tournament.

Man of the series Badar Munir was the top-scorer for Pakistan with a 570-run effort.

Ketan Patel and Jaffar Iqbal were the pick of Indian bowlers, grabbing two wickets each.

The two teams had clashed in the 2012 edition final as well with India emerging triumphant.

The victory was also a sweet revenge for the Indians, who had lost to Pakistan in the league stage of the current edition.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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