Pakistan deaf team title defence in style


Pakistan deaf cricket team started its title defence in the Asia Cup in style beating arch rivals India by 10 runs here on Wednesday at Lahore Gymkhana Bagh-e-Jinnah ground.
In the second match, Sri Lanka imposed massive 310 runs defeat to Nepal at Lahore City Cricket Ground.
The 50 over a side game was reduced to 40 overs due to wet out filed due to overnight dew at Bagh-e-Jinnah ground . Pak team elected to bat after winning the toss scored 174 for the loss of eight wickets in 40 overs. Their main scorers were Nabeel Ajnum ( 46) runs and Naveed Qamar ( 29) and Seyed Komail (23) .Indian pacer Fahimuddin took three wickets while Kuldeep Singh captured two wickets.
In reply Indian side was bowled out at 163 when man of the match quick bowler Shakeel took 4 wickets for 22 runs. Indian notable scorers were Varinder Singh (53) and Surve (29) as their rest of the batsmen fell cheaply.
In the second match, Sri Lanka, chosen to bat after winning the toss scored piled up huge 310 for the loss of three wickets in 40 overs, thanks to sparkling 110 by Asanka off 88 balls and Fernando posted 88 runs.
Nepal’s proved a house of cards and they could manage just 37 in 10.3 overs runs . jaya Sigha took 6 wickets in 8 overs for 8 runs .
Matches for tomorrow, Thursday, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Bagh-e-Jinnah ground and Afghanistan vs India at LCCA ground .