Pakistan blinds down India again


Pakistan blind cricket team outplayed India by 127 runs in the 1st ODI of the three-match series at Islamabad’s Shalimar Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. India won the toss and put Pakistan into bat. India got early breakthrough when Masood Jan was run out after scoring eight runs. Then Muhammad Jamil and Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, who was later named the man of the match, built the innings slowly and steadily. After the 10th over, both changed their gears and hammered Indian bowlers around the park. The pair added 256 runs for the second wicket and completed their centuries in the way. Muhammad Jameel was caught after scoring 116 runs while Muhammad Zafar was bowled by Vikas after scoring 142 runs. Anees chipped in with 61 runs not out. Mahendra and Shekhar Naik took one wicket each.
India in reply lost their way when in-form batsman Parakash was bowled by Abdul Razzaq on the first ball of the innings. Thereafter, Pakistan curtailed Indian scoring rate and restricted them to 285 runs for eight in stipulated 40 overs. Ganesh was the top scorer with 69 and Shekar Naik remained not out on 67 runs. Abdul Razzaq and Muhammad Waqas took 2 wickets each while Muhammad Idrees claimed 1 wicket.
Pakistan won by 127 runs
Pakistan now lead the Brien Holden Vision Pakistan-India ODI series by 1-0. Rehman Malik, Federal Minister of Interior was the chief guest of the occasion and distributed prizes among the players. The 2nd ODI of the series will be played on November 24 at the same venue.


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