Another commanding show from India saw the host record its second straight victory in the SBI T20 World Cup for the Blind here at the Central College grounds on Monday.
After a 216-run win over Australia in its first engagement, India steamrolled England by 174 runs to underscore its position among the favourites.
The highlight of the day emerged from India’s vice-captain Ajay Kumar Reddy, who set a world record for the fastest century in international blind cricket (in all formats), reaching the milestone in 34 balls.
Captain Shekar Naik also joined the run feast, slamming an unbeaten 134 in just 58 balls to help India reach a mammoth 325 for three in its 20 overs.
In another match, reigning 40-over world champion Pakistan thumped South Africa by 242 runs, riding on a 52-ball 156 from Mohammad Zohaib.
At the Aditya Global Sports ground, Australia bounced back from its big loss to India on Sunday with a comfortable win against the West Indies.
Brief scores: India 325 for three (Shekar Naik 134 n.o., Ajay Kumar Reddy 131) bt England 151 for seven in 20 overs (Luke Sugg 48, Hassan Khan 32, Ajay Kumar Reddy two for 17, Subash Bhoya two for 35).
Sri Lanka 314 for three in 20 overs (Ravindra 134, Deshapriya 75) bt Nepal 137 for six in 20 overs.
Pakistan 358 for two in 20 overs (Mohammad Zohaib 156, Mohammad Jaffer 82, Mohammad Akram 69) bt South Africa 116 for seven in 20 overs.
Australia 239 for six in 20 overs (Mathew Horsey 60, Lindsay Heaven 59, Corrie Heberley 25) bt West Indies 174 in 16.5 overs (Gregory Stewart 27, Ray Moxley three for 38). — Sports Reporter
Keywords: World T20 Blind cricket tournament