India thrash Pakistan to win World T20 for blind

Bangalore, Dec 13 (IANS) A defiant India beat Pakistan by 30 runs in a thrilling final of T20 World Cup for the sightless at the Central College ground here Thursday.

Batting first on a warm day, India scored 258 runs for eight wickets in the stipulated 20 overs and restricted Pakistan to 228 runs for eight wickets in their 20 overs to lift the World Cup.

For India, Ketan Bhai Patel hit a hurricane 98, while Prakash Jayaramaiah contributed 42 and vice-captain Ajay Kumar Reddy 25, while for Pakistan Mohammed Jameel posted a breezy 47, Ali Murthaza 38 and Mohammed Akram 32.

-- Indo-Asian News Service

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