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Blind Cricket World Cup finals: India aim to defend title against arch-rivals Pakistan

Going into the finals, India have an upper-hand as they had already beaten their arch-rivals Pakistan by seven wickets in the group stages.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 20, 2018 12:34 IST ]
Image Source : PTI A file image of the India blind cricket team.

Defending champions India will aim to retain Blind Cricket World Cup trophy when they take on arch-rival Pakistan in the summit clash at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. The rivals will lock heads as the Men in Blue defend their trophy against Pakistan. 

Earlier, India continued their rich vein of form as they defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets at the MCC Ground in Ajman to book their place in the finals of the fifth edition of the tournament.

Pakistan, on the other hand, had qualified for the finals after thrashing Sri Lanka by 156 runs in the semi-finals of the tournament on Wednesday.

Going into the finals, India have an upper-hand as they had already beaten their arch-rivals Pakistan by seven wickets in the group stages.

After opting to bat first, Pakistan had posted a competitive target of 282 for eight in their stipulated 40 overs.

In reply, India comfortably chased down the target in just 34.5 overs, with Haryana's Deepak Malik (B3 - blind level 3) scoring the highest runs of 79 off 71 balls.

India, who are considered as the favourites to retain their title, have remained unbeaten throughout this tournament.

(With ANI Inputs)

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