Pakistan handed Nepal 10 wicket defeat in the Blind T20 World Cup being played in India. This is Nepal’s third loss in four matches. Nepal are placed 7th position in the points table with 3 points. South Africa, West Indies and New Zealand who are yet to win a single match tail Nepal in 8th,9th and 10th position.
Pakistan chased 117 run target set by Nepal in mere 7.3 overs without losing a wicket to register their 5th win in as many matches in the tournament. Pakistan are on top of the points table.
Openers Mati Ullah and Riasat han both scored half centuries to take Pakistan to easy victory. Mati Ullah made 50 off 35 balls with 9 fours while Riasat Khan made 56 runs off just 20 balls, with help of one four and and a six.
Earlier, winning the toss, Pakistan opted to bowl first and restricted Nepal to 116/8 in 20 overs. Sunil Rana Magar top scored for Nepal with run a ball fourty runs. He added 29 runs for fourth wicket with Lok Bahadur Thapa(10) and 31 runs with Kritan(7). Nepal added 56 runs in the last five over, 20 of which came in the last over itself, thanks to 10 runs from 2 balls from Padam Bahadur Badaila who scored a six and a four off the last two deliveries.
Sana Ullah who bowled the final over bagged 2 wickets including that of Rana Magar. Rishat Khan and Mohammad Ayaz bagged one wicket a piece.
Nepal faces West Indies tomorrow at Mumbai MIG Ground. The West Indies are placed 9th on the points table having lost all of its 3 matches.