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Sachin Tendulkar Lauds Team India for Winning Blind World Cup

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 21, 2018, 3:20 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar Lauds Team India for Winning Blind World Cup

Indian Blind Cricket Team. (Image Credits: India/ Instagram)

New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has lauded Team India for lifting their second Blind World Cup title on Saturday. India edged Pakistan by two wickets to successfully defend their title and become only the second team to win two world cups in the history of the game.

Sachin took to social media to laud the efforts of the team and his post read: "Jahan chah wahan raah... As they rightly say, Determination will get you through everything. A big salute to our entire team. Hearty congratulations on winning the #BlindCricketWorldCup. #TeamIndia"

Pakistan posted a commanding score of 308/8 in the designated 40 overs, after India won the toss and opted to bowl first. Riding on fifty from Badar Munir and Riasat Khan's 48, Pakistan crossed the 300-run mark in the championship clash. Pakistan skipper Nisar Ali also chipped in with a handy 47.

However, the daunting target was made to look small as India chased down the target in the penultimate over of the innings, with two wickets left in their kitty as well.

Sunil Ramesh was the star of the day for India as he slammed a superb 93 to take the 'Men In Blue' over the line. Ramesh led the run chase as India overhauled the target with eight balls to spare to retain the trophy that they had won in 2014 after beating the same opponents at Cape Town, South Africa.

India struggled in the final stages of their run chase as Pakistan claimed three successive wickets to gain an upper hand over their arch-rivals. However, a wide delivery rolled on to the boundary and the pendulum swung back in India's favour.

India had earlier beaten Pakistan on January 13 in the group stage as well, while the defending champions had thumped Bangladesh by seven wickets in the semi-final.

First Published: January 21, 2018, 3:20 PM IST

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