Monthly Archives: December 2012

Porter Steps Down as England Coach

Following the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup England Blind Cricket Coach Chris Porter has stepped down from his role with the national side.

Chris led the side for more than three years including series’s against Pakistan, India, Australia & the 2012 World Cup.

Porter, who works for ICC Europe, also presided over a development programme in 2011 which resulted in 8 players making their England debuts in 2012.

“I’m leaving to concentrate on the most important coaching job of my life, raising my daughter.” Chris told the players when announcing his departure, his first child was born 6 weeks before the World Cup.

Assistant head coach Bobby Denning is also leaving the squad to return to his main role, coaching the England Deaf cricket Team.

English Umpire Officiates World Cup Final

Although the England blind cricket team were knocked out in the World Cup semi finals there was English representation in the final, BCEW umpire Paul Richardson along with Australian counterpart Michael Clemence officiated the tournament decider.

Richardson only joined the BCEW umpires panel at the start of 2011, but a string of impressive performances saw him appointed to stand in the 2012 Blind Cricket Ashes. He performed well in his first international series & was subsequently appointed as England’s umpiring representative for the world cup.

Nick Cousins, Senior Executive Officer of ECB ACO said:
“ECB ACO is absolutely delighted that Paul Richardson was appointed as one of the on field umpires in the World Cup Final.
We offer Paul our heartiest congratulations and note with pride that the appointment was made following a series of excellent performances from Paul in the pool games and in the semi-final.”

Gavrilovic makes England Debut

2012 B1 Player of the Year Dave Gavrilovic was the only England player to make their international debut during the recent Blind Cricket T20 World Cup.

The Northants Steelbacks Captain, 28, who was an unused member of England’s Ashes squad earlier in 2012, played in four of the sides group stage matches including against England’s eventual fellow semi finalists India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka.

Gavrilovic follows Keryn Seal & Pete Blueitt as just the third person to start off in blind cricket as a partially sighted player & end up playing for England when a B1.

Sussex youngster Jimmy Millard also made his first England appearance, but as a substitute fielder for four overs versus South Africa in the group stage.

T20 World Cup final

INDIA DEFEAT PAK TO LIFT T20 WORLD CUP
Bangalore, December 13: In a typically gripping India-Pakistan clash, India defeated Pakistan by 30 runs in the T20 World Cup for the Blind at the Central College grounds, Bangalore. Though the winning margin seemed a little comfortable for India, the match actually went all the way to the wire, and the result could have gone either way. Ketan Bhai Patel, a fully blind player, was the hero of the finals who came up a combative match-winning 98. “I was more concerned about India reaching 300 rather than my hundred,” he said.
Put into bat after Pakistan captain Zeeshan Abbasi won the toss, Prakash Jayaramaiah opening for India began with a flurry of strokes scoring 14 off the very first over. Just when India looked set for a big start, vice-captain, Ajay Kumar Reddy misread a ball from Zeeshan Abbasi and was clean bowled. This set off a panic in the Indian ranks and they lost 4 wickets with the wily Mohammad Akram accounting for 2 wickets. At the half-way mark, India were 119 for 4, and it did seem like Pakistan would be successful in containing India to a manageable total.
After the drinks break, Dunna Venkatesh who was at the crease was beaten by a fastish and swinging delivery from Idris Saleem and India had now lost its five top order batsman for 157. The momentum was now back with Pakistan with seven overs left for India to up the rate. But Ketan Bhai Patel took charge and suddenly broke through with a flurry of pleasing boundaries. But in a bid to up the rate in the slog, he tried to loft Mohammad Jammel and ended up giving a tame catch to the bowler. At the 16th over India were 212 for 5 and just when they were looking to get near 280 or so, Pakistan were back in the hunt with some brilliantly controlled bowling in the last three overs. They gave away only 11 runs off the last 2 overs and India finished at 258 for 8. For Pakistan Mohammad Akram, Idris Saleem and Mohammad Jameel tool 2 wickets each.
In the league match, Pakistan had successfully chased down 250 against India and the target seemed within their reach. “We wanted to contain India to around 23-240 but though we gave away a few runs more than we wanted, we are confident of getting to 259,” said Zeeshan Abbasi, at the break. The Indians who preferred to have more runs under their belt, still backed themselves to win. “The only threat to us is Akram,” said Shekar Naik, the Indian skipper adding, “We have a plan to get him out early.”
In reply, Pakistan started cautiously and were 40 for no loss at the end of the 4th over. A chance came India’s way in the 5th over but Shekar Naik dropped an easy catch after catching it, with the ball popping out of his hands. Pakistan were then cruising along at 75 for no loss, with the dangerous looking Akram chancing his arm and holed out to D Venkatesh off the bowling of Ketan Patel. Despite having dropped 2 catches earlier, this was a breakthrough India were waiting for. Pakistan lost another wicket in the 8th over with the score reading at 85 for 2. At the half-way stage after 10 overs, Pakistan were placed at 108 for 2 in contrast to India who were 119 for 4. Though Pakistan had more wickets in their hand, the Indians had pegged them back with the asking rate not climbing rapidly. Amir Ishfaq and Mohammad Jameel stitched up a half century partnership between them, but India got another important breakthrough with the wicket of Mohammad Jameel. A panicky Pakistan started regularly losing wickets after this and failed to accelerate the scoring. Pankaj Bhue reprised out 3 wickets for 37 runs with some clever change of pace. Left to score 45 off the last 2 overs, the match was now for India to lose. And eventually win they did by 30 runs, to rousing cheers by a large crowd (as big as for a test match) and bursting crackers.
Delirious Indian supporters lifted the Indian captain Shekar Naik and the organizer, GK Mahantesh on their shoulders. Prakash Jayaramaiah standing behind the stumps, even did a jig in the last but one over, sensing that India had put itself in an unbeatable position. Indian coach Patrick Rajkumar said the difference between the team was the outstanding field by India and the commitment shown by his players.
A tearful Pakistan skipper acknowledged that India deserved to win the world cup. “Our fully blind players gave away too many extras while their Indian counterparts were more disciplined and they also fielded better than us,” he said.
GK Mahantesh, Vice-President, World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC), General Secretary, (CAIB), and Managing Trustee, Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, said he was proud of his team who had brought laurels to the country winning the most coveted world cup. Legendary cricketer Syed Kirmani lauded the players’ spirit and said the finals had all the fanfare, the twists and turns, the excitement and tension of an India-Pakistan match, for which the credit should go to the players and the organizers.
Chief guests at the presentation ceremony included Sri Oscar Fernandes, MP, AICC General Secretary and Chief Patron, CAIB, Sri Lankan great Arjuna Ranatunga, and Sandalwood star Ragini Dwivedi.
Brief Scores: India: 258 for 8 in 20 overs (Prakash Jayaramaiah (B2) 43 (24), Ajay Kumar Reddy (B3) 25 (10), Ketan Bhai Patel (B1) 98 (43), Dunna Venkatesh (B2) 21 (14) Mohammad Akram (B3) 4-0-39-2, Idris Saleem (B1) 4-044-2, Mohammad Jameel (B3) 2-0-24-2) beat Pakistan: 229 for 8 in 20 overs (Mohammad Akram (B3) 32 (23), Ali Murtaza (B2) 38 (24), Amir Ishfaq (B1) 28 (26), Pankaj Bhue (B2) 4-0-37-3). India won by 30 runs. Man of the Match: Ketan Bhai Patel (B1). Man of the Series: For fully blind category (B1) – Ketan Bhai Patel; For partially blind category (B2) – Prakash Jayaramaiah; For partially sighted category (B3) – Ajay Kumar Reddy.
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Exciting news ball by ball coverage!

Dear All,

I’ve just learnt that tomorrows Blind Cricket World T20 Semi between England and Pakistan will be given live ball by ball coverage on the internet. If you google DD Sports you should find the website, follow the instructions and you’ll be able see it.

Coverage starts at 3.45am UK time.

Regards

Ian

Ian Martin : Head of Disability Cricket

T20 World Cup Day 9

India enter Semi-finals with big win against SA
Bangalore, Dec 10: Brilliant all-round performance by Indians sent South Africa crashing to a very big defeat by 288 runs in the last match prior to the last four stage of the T20 World Cup for the Blind played at Aditya Global Sports Ground, Bangalore.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, India’s top order batsmen, Ganesh Bushara (80 not out in 31 balls), Dunna Venkatesh 79 (31) and Hitesh Bhai Patel (72 off 26 balls) sent the ball repeatedly scurrying to the ropes with the former two notching up a splendid partnership of 172 off 60 deliveries, that is at almost three runs per ball. Chasing a mammoth target of 356, all the South African batsmen barring Lawrence Ruthven failed to reach double digits, falling to some wily bowling by Indian captain Shekar Naik (3 for 13) and vice-captain Ajay Kumar Reddy (2 for 14).
India has now entered semi-finals and play Sri Lanka in the second play-off at Central College grounds, on Wednesday, December 12. While Sri Lanka has 6 wins of 8 matches, India has won all its 8 matches excepting the one against Pakistan. With the kind of all-round form the players have displayed, the Lankans will surely be up against it in the semis. Expect a cracker of a match though, before the all-important finals, expected to be the mother of all contests between traditional enemies, India and Pakistan.
Brief Scores: India: 355 for 4 in 20 overs (Ganesh Bushara (B2) 80 not out (31), Dunna Venkatesh (B2) 79 (31), Hitesh Bhai Patel (B2) 72 (26) beat South Africa: 67 all out in 11.1 overs (Shekar Naik (B3) 3-1-13-3, Ajay Kumar Reddy (B2) 4-0-14-2). India won by 288 runs. Man of the Match: Hitesh Bhai Patel.
Pakistan defeats Nepal: Pakistan roared into semi-finals in style making mincemeat of Nepal in their outing at Aditya Global Sports Ground, and winning by a margin of 10 wickets. Putting Nepal to bat after winning the toss, Pakistanis bundled out Nepal for 89 in 20 overs, effecting 7 run outs in the innings. The chase proved to be walk in the park for the Pakistani openers who took only 4.1 overs wrap up the match. For Pakistan, Masood Jan hit a hurricane 53 off only 16 balls with 12 hits to the fence while Gulab Khan at the other end hit a breezy 28 off 9 balls.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 90 for no loss in 4.1 overs (Masood Jan (B2) 53 not out (16), Gulab Khan (B1) 28 (9) beat Nepal: 89 all out in 20 overs. Pakistan won by 10 wickets. Man of the Match: Masood Jan.
Pakistan will now play England in the first play-off in the semi-finals to be played at Central College grounds, on Wednesday, and are tipped to meet India in the finals.
England beat Windies to enter last 4: Andy Powers hit a rollicking 122 off 55 balls to power England to an easy win against West Indies 7 wickets at Central College grounds. Invited to bat first, West Indies batsmen Rodney Ramrattan (77 in 36 balls) and Jennson Poyah 75 (54) put on a combative 132 runs partnership in 58 balls, but eventually Windies’ total of 213 proved no match for England who reached the target with 3 overs and 2 balls to spare. England have now entered the semi-finals and will have to play out of their skins to outwit the rampaging Pakistanis.
Brief Scores: England: 217 for 3 in 16.4 overs (Andy Powers (B3) 122 (55), Matt Page (B2) 25 (15)) beat West Indies: 213 for 6 in 20 overs (Rodney Ramrattan (B3) 77 (36), Jennson Poyah (B3) 75 (54), Luke Sugg (4-0-27-2). England won by 7 wickets. Man of the Match: Andy Powers.
Sri Lanka wins over Bangladesh: Sri Lanka defeats Bangladesh with some outstanding batting by LR Madhusanka W. Lekamge (138 not out off 68 balls) and P. Saman Kumara (92 off 21 balls) to post their highest total of 360 for 3 in this T20 World Cup, at the match played at Aditya Global Sports Ground, Bangalore. Lekamge along with A K Kumara (70 in 32 balls) took the Bangladeshi bowling to the cleaners with their clean hitting. In reply, Bangladesh virtually accepted defeat, concluding the game at 112 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka: 360 for 3 (LR Madhusanka W Lekamge (B2) 138 not out (68), P Saman Kumara (B1) 92 (21), AK Kumara (B3) 70 (32) beat Bangladesh: 112 for 7 in 20 overs (Md Badal Kumar Das (B3) 37 (25), Md Manir Rana (B1) 28 (28). Sri Lanka won by 249 runs. Man of the match: LR Madhusanka W. Lemamge.
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T20 World Cup Day 8

India sends Bangladesh crashing
In what may be the quickest ever finish to a game, Bangladesh collapsed to 57 for 9 in 20 overs against India at the Central College grounds. In reply, the Indians wrapped up their victory in just 1.5 overs. The Indians who have done outstandingly well with the bat till now in the tournament shone with the ball this time to send Bangladesh crashing to one of its lowest ever total. Vice-captain Ajay Kumar Reddy turned in an all round performance taking 4 wickets for 8 runs and then smashing 23 runs in 6 balls, to be adjudged later as the Man of the Match. With this, Bangladesh is yet to register a win in the tournament.
Brief Scores: India: 58 for no loss in 1.5 overs (Prakash Jayaramaiah (B3) 29 (9), Ajay Kumar Reddy (B2) 23 (6) beat Bangladesh: 57 for 9 in 20 overs (Mohammad Maniruzzaman (B1) 12 (35), Ajay K Reddy (B2) (4-0-8-4). India won by 10 wickets. Man of the Match: Ajay K Reddy.
Aussies thrash South Africa: All-round performance by Lindsay Heaven helped Australia to thrash South Africa by 8 wickets at the Central College grounds. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Australian batsmen found the going tough against a tight spell of bowling by Peter Robinson (3 for 27) and Lindsay Heven (2 for 38). Lawrence Ruthven was the only batsman to shine, scoring 53 off 39 balls. Chasing a modest target of 186, Lindsay Heaven and Matt McCarthy combined well to put on 171 runs together and Australia wrapped up the match in only 14 overs losing only two wickets in the process.
Brief Scores: Australia: 186 for 2 in 14 overs (Lindsay Heaven (B2) 83 (44), Matt McCarthy (B2) 56 (38), Sean Schwan (B3) 3-0-36-2) beat South Africa: 185 for 9 in 20 overs (Lawrence Ruthven (B2) 53 (39), Sean Schwan (B3) 24 (18), Peter Robinson (B2) 4-0-27-3, Lindsay Heaven 4-1-38-2). Australia won by 8 wickets. Man of the Match: Lindsay Heaven.
Nepal lose no wicket but lose match: Fine batting display by West Indies proved to be no match for Nepal with the Windies winning comfortably by 73 runs at the match played at Aditya Global Sports Ground, Bangalore. The match was restricted to 18 overs due to the presence of the dew on the pitch. Windies won the toss and opted to bat first. Gregory Stewart and Halden Forde carried their form from the previous matches to post a century partnership of 105 in only 48 balls. In reply, though Nepal did not lose any wicket the target never seemed in their reach and eventually they ended at 164 for no loss.
Brief Scores: West Indies: 237 for 3 in 18 overs (Gregory Stewart (B2) 87 (45), Halden Forde (B3) -60 (27) beat Nepal: 164 for no loss in 18 overs (Khimananda Gaire (B3) 76 not out (50), Bikram B Rana (B1) 28 not out (37), Ram Prasad Paudel (B2) 30 (29) Retired hurt. Windies won by 73 runs. Man of the match: Gregory Stewart.
Sri Lanka caves in to Pak: Pakistan had another easy outing against Sri Lanka defeating them by 9 wickets at Aditya Global Sports Ground. Electing to bat after winning the toss, Sri Lankans found it difficult to put away Anees Javed who shackled the batsmen grabbing 3 wickets for 14. The Lankans never could recover after this and ended at 147 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, the Pakistanis toyed with the bowling, with Ali Murtaza and Mohammad Zafar stitching up a winning partnership of 94 runs in 33 balls. It required just 9.1 overs for Pakistan to over-run the target.
Brief Scores: Pakistan: 148 for 1in 9.1 overs (Ali Murtaza (B2) 48 (22), Mohammad Zafar (B1) 48 (18), Mohammad Zohaib (B3) 36 (20)) beat Sri Lanka: 147 for 9 (Deshapriya (B3) 39 (26), S. Chandana (B2) 29 (26), Anees Javed (B2) 3-1-14-3). Pakistan won by 9 wickets. Man of the Match: Anees Javed.
Tomorrow’s fixtures:
At Central College: West Indies vs England (9.30 am), Pakistan vs Nepal (1.30 pm).
At Aditya Global Sports Ground, Bangalore: India vs South Africa (9.30 am), Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh (1.30 pm).
For media enquiries contact Kishore Joseph on 94498 64 699. More details, see http://www.blindcricket.in.

T20 World Cup Day 7

Triple hundred partnerships between Ajay Reddy and Hanuman Pooniya give India biggest win against Nepal
Bangalore, Dec 8th: Stung by the loss against Pakistan in their previous match, India went on a rampage against Nepal to win by a huge margin of 249 runs at the Aditya Global Sports Ground, Bangalore. A triple century partnership (317 off 111 balls) between centurions Ajay Kumar Reddy (128 off 43 balls) and Hanuman Pooniya (120 off 50 balls) sealed the fate of Nepal after India won the toss and elected to bat. The Indians routinely sent the ball scurrying to the ropes with Ajay K Reddy smacking 21 fours and a six, and Hanuman Pooniya hitting 25 four’s. Subhash Bhoya (B1) chipped in with a hurricane 58 off only 18 deliveries. The Nepalese chase was doomed from the beginning with Dilip Munde (B2) grabbing 2 wickets for 8 runs in his 3 overs.
Shekar Naik, the captain, the Indian team is peaking at the right time for important semifinals and the finals with the batsmen in roaring form, especially Prakash Jayaramaiah and Ajay Kumar Reddy. India is expected to have another easy outing against Bangladesh tomorrow who are struggling to strike any kind of form up to now.
Brief Scores: India: 342 for 3 in 20 overs (Ajay Kumar Reddy (B2) 128 (43), Hanuman Pooniya (B3) 120 (50), Subhash Bhoya (B1) 58 (18) beat Nepal: 93 all out in 14.3 overs (Dilip Munde (B2) 3-0-8-3). India won by 249 runs. Man of the Match: Hanuman Pooniya.
Pakistan win by 10 wickets: Unstoppable Pakistan continued its winning vein handing a crushing defeat to Bangladesh by 10 wickets at the Central College grounds, Bangalore. Putting Bangladesh in to bat after winning the toss, Pakistan fielded like tigers and ran out all but one of the batsmen, and Bangladesh ended up at a lowly 91 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs. Pakistani openers took to the chase like a breeze with Ali Murtaza scoring 56 off 21 balls. The fully blind category player Mohammad Ayyaz was adjudged the Man of the Match for hitting a meaty 22 off just 8 balls and helping Pakistan to wrap up the match in just 4.1 overs. Pakistan was led by vice captain Mohammad Jameel (B3) in place of skipper Zeeshan Abbasi (B2) who was indisposed. Pakistan boasts of an all-win record till now while Bangladesh is yet to register a win in the tournament.
Brief Scores: Pakistan: 93 for no loss in 4.1 overs (Ali Murtaza (B2) 56 (21), Mohammad Ayyaz (B1) 22 (08)) beat Bangladesh: 91 for 9 (Badal Kumar Das (B3) 19 (35)). Pakistan won by 10 wickets. Man of the Match: Mohammad Ayyaz (B1).
Big win for Windies: South Africa caved in meekly to the West Indies and lost comprehensively by 10 wickets in the match played at the Central College grounds. Needing 194 to win, the Windies openers, till now overshadowed by other teams, decided to flex their muscles and went on the rampage, overhauling the target without losing any wicket. Halden Forde (B3) hit his way to an unbeaten century with Gregory Stewart at the other end pitching in with a half century. South Africa and Windies were tied at one win each till now but with this win, the Windies are now one up.
Brief Scores: West Indies: 194 for 0 in 14.3 overs (Halden Forde (B3) 105 not out (57), Gregory Stewart (B2) 59 not out (37)) beat South Africa: 193 for 6 (Lawrence R (B2) 57 (42), Sean Schwan B 3 45 (36), Rodney Ramrattan (B3) 4-0-25-2). West Indies won by 10 wickets. Man of the Match: Halden Forde
England defeats Australia: In what was the closest match of the T20 world cup so far, England defeated its arch rival, Australia, by 3 wickets with the match going right down to the wire, at the Aditya Global Sports Ground, Bangalore. Opting to bat first, Australia put up a fighting total of 273 aided by an excellent century by Matt Horsey (127 runs off 57 balls). The match seemed to be evenly balanced with England alternating between aggression and caution, but eventually the century partnership between Matt Dean who scored 95 in 44 balls and Luke Sugg (26 off 20 balls) clinched the game towards England.
Up to this stage of the tournament, England and Australia were more or less at par in their performance having won 2 out of 5 matches and 3 out of 6 matches respectively. But now both the teams have 3 wins apiece.
Brief Scores: England: 274 for 7 in 19.4 overs (Matt Dean (B2) 95 not out (44), 2) Mohammad Khatri (B3) 24 (15), Luke Sugg (B1) 26 (20) beat Australia 273 for 5 (Matt Horsey (B3) 127 (57), Matt McCarthy (B3) 26 not out (15). England won by 3 wickets. Man of the Match: Matt Dean.
Tomorrow’s fixtures:
At Central College grounds, Bangalore: Australia vs South Africa (9.30 am); India vs Bangladesh (1.30 pm).
At Aditya Global Sports Ground, Nelamangala: West Indies vs Nepal (9.30 am), Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (1.30 pm).
For media enquiries contact Kishore Joseph on 94498 64 699. More details, see http://www.blindcricket.in

T20 World Cup Day 6

Prakash Jayaramaiah’s 3rd ton torments Lankans
Bangalore, December 6, 2012: Continuing his regal form in the T20 world cup, Prakash Jayaramaiah (B2) hammered his third century against Sri Lanka to take India to its fourth consecutive victory today at the Central College Grounds, Bangalore. Put in to bat by Sri Lanka as is the norm by teams winning the toss in the blind cricket format, Prakash waltzed into the Lankan bowling hitting 33 fours in his hurricane knock of 149 off only 54 balls. Ganeshbhai Bushara at the other end pitched in an with an equally aggressive 53 off 22 balls. In reply, the Sri Lankan batsmen failed to put even a semblance of a fight against tight bowling by Ajay Kumar Reddy and Pankaj Bhue and were all out for 132. This is the first time that a team has been bowled out in an innings in this world cup. For the Lankans, this is the first defeat in the world cup but they are still in contention for making the last four.
India next play arch foe Pakistan tomorrow at the Aditya Global Sports Ground, Nelamangala. Both teams are in great form and Prakash Jayaramaiah is peaking at the right moment for India, while Pakistan’s Mohammad Akram is itching to prove himself against the Indians. Indian team coach Patrick Rajkumar said his boys were charged up for this all important match and promised to come hard against Pakistan.
KJP Treasurer and Gen Secretary of Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA), S.N. Eswar who presented the Man of the Match Award to Prakash Jayaramaiah promised to support the Bind Cricket in the future and also called upon the fraternity of industrialists to empower the Blind by giving them jobs, while also extending his personal commitment to the same.
Brief Scores: 
India: 300 for 4 (Prakash Jayaramaiah (B3) 149 (54), Ganeshbbhai Bushara (B2) 53 (22), Ajay K Reddy (B2) 29 (19)) MASP Gunawardana (b2) 2 for 46) beat Sri Lanka 132 all out (Karuna Tilaka (B3) 46 (40), Ajay K Reddy (B2) 2 for 24, Pankaj Bhue (B2) 2 for 4). India won by 168 runs. Man of the Match: Prakash Jayaramaiah.
Australia coast to easy win: Mathew McCarthy with the bat (56) and Peter Robinson with the ball (4 for 12) took Australia to an easy win over Nepal defeating them by 9 wickets at the Central College grounds, Bangalore. Opting to bat first, Nepalese batsmen had a tough time coping with Peter Robinson’s pace who grabbed 4 wickets for a measly 12 runs, and ended at 130 for 8.
With this, Australia has two wins under its belt and can hope to better its performance in the coming matches. Initially, it had to pit their wits against the top 3 teams in the fray, viz. India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and failed to register a win against any of them. Nepal has a solitary win against its name up to now.

Brief Scores: Australia: 133 for1 in 9.5 overs (Mathew McCarthy (B3) 56 (33), Michael Zannis (B1) 36 (18)) beat Nepal: 130 for 8 in 20 overs (Ramprasad (B2) 37 not out (36), Peter Robinson (B2) 4 for 12). Australia won by 9 wickets. Man of the Match: Peter Robinson.

Windies register first win: West Indies registered their first win of the world cup against Bangladesh at the Aditya Global Sports Ground, defeating them easily by 10 wickets. Captain Michael Durham won the toss and put Bangladesh to bat. The Bangladesh batsmen struggled against fine bowling by Halden Forde and Anthony Cummins who took five wickets between themselves. Eventually they folded up at 81 for 9, which proved to be a walk in the park for the Windies openers who reached the target in 4.5 overs. Bangladesh is yet to win a match in the tournament with two losses and two matches lost to rain.
Brief Scores: West Indies: 82 for no loss in 4.5 overs (Toussaint Gardner( B3) 43 (17), Caneel Graham (B-) 38 (12) beat Bangladesh 81 for 9 (Halden Forde (B-) 3 for 17, Anthony Cummins (b-) 2 for 21). Man of the Match: Halden Forde.

First win for England: England posted its first win the T20 world cup in style at the Aditya Global Sports Ground with Mathew Dean taking the South African bowling to the cleaners hitting a classy 139 in 70 balls. A B2 category player (partially blinded), Dean averaged a strike rate of nearly 2 runs per ball posting a match-winning partnership of 177 runs with Justin Hollingsworth who scored 69 off 41 balls. After South Africa set a target of 266 to England, Luke Sugg (3 for 17) and Mathew Dean (1 for 20) chipped in with the ball to defeat South Africa comprehensively, despite a valiant century partnership of 114 off 66 balls between Sowwabile Bidla (B2) and Jermaine Collins.

Brief Scores: England: 265 for 1 (Mathew Dean (B2) 139 (70), Justin Hollingsworth (B3) 69 (41), Mo Khatri (B1) 24 (10)) beat South Africa: 180 for 6 (Sowwabile Bidla (B2) 75 (46), Jermain Collins (B3)35 not out 35), Christian Lesenbenberg (B2) 23 (11)) Luke Sugg (B3) (3 for 17), Mathew Dean (B2) (1 for 20). England won by 85 runs. Man of the Match: Mathew Dean.
For media enquiries contact Kishore Joseph on 94498 64699, http://www.blindcricket.in

T20 World Cup Day 5

Prakash Jayaramaiah’s 3rd ton torments Lankans
Bangalore, December 6, 2012: Continuing his regal form in the T20 world cup, Prakash Jayaramaiah (B2) hammered his third century against Sri Lanka to take India to its fourth consecutive victory today at the Central College Grounds, Bangalore. Put in to bat by Sri Lanka as is the norm by teams winning the toss in the blind cricket format, Prakash waltzed into the Lankan bowling hitting 33 fours in his hurricane knock of 149 off only 54 balls. Ganeshbhai Bushara at the other end pitched in an equally aggressive 53 off 22 balls. In reply, the Sri Lankan batsmen failed to put even a semblance of a fight against tight bowling by Ajay Kumar Reddy and Pankaj Bhue and were all out for 132. This is the first time that a team has been bowled out in an innings in this world cup. For the Lankans, this is the first defeat in the world cup but they are still in contention for making the last four.
India next play arch foe Pakistan tomorrow at the Aditya Global Sports Ground, Nelamangala. Both teams are in great form and Prakash Jayaramaiah is peaking at the right moment for India, while Pakistan’s Mohammad Akram is itching to prove himself against the Indians. Indian team coach Patrick Rajkumar said his boys were charged up for this all important match and promised to come hard against Pakistan.
KJP Treasurer and Gen Secretary of Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA), S.N. Eswar who presented the Man of the Match Award to Prakash Jayaramaiah promised to support the Bind Cricket in the future and also called upon the fraternity of industrialists to empower the Blind by giving them jobs, while also extending his personal commitment to the same.
Brief Scores: 
India: 300 for 4 (Prakash Jayaramaiah (B3) 149 (54), Ganeshbbhai Bushara (B2) 53 (22), Ajay K Reddy (B2) 29 (19)) MASP Gunawardana (b2) 2 for 46) beat Sri Lanka 132 all out (Karuna Tilaka (B3) 46 (40), Ajay K Reddy (B2) 2 for 24, Pankaj Bhue (B2) 2 for 4). India won by 168 runs. Man of the Match: Prakash Jayaramaiah.
Australia coast to easy win: Mathew McCarthy with the bat (56) and Peter Robinson with the ball (4 for 12) took Australia to an easy win over Nepal defeating them by 9 wickets at the Central College grounds, Bangalore. Opting to bat first, Nepalese batsmen had a tough time coping with Peter Robinson’s pace that grabbed 4 wickets for a measly 12 runs, and ended at 130 for 8.
With this, Australia has two wins under its belt and can hope to better its performance in the coming matches. Initially, it had to pit their wits against the top 3 teams in the fray, viz. India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and failed to register a win against any of them. Nepal has a solitary win against its name up to now.
Brief Scores: Australia: 133 for1 in 9.5 overs (Mathew McCarthy (B3) 56 (33), Michael Zannis (B1) 36 (18)) beat Nepal: 130 for 8 in 20 overs (Ramprasad (B2) 37 not out (36), Peter Robinson (B2) 4 for 12). Australia won by 9 wickets. Man of the Match: Peter Robinson.
Windies register first win: West Indies registered their first win of the world cup against Bangladesh at the Aditya Global Sports Ground, defeating them easily by 10 wickets. Captain Michael Durham won the toss and put Bangladesh to bat. The Bangladesh batsmen struggled against fine bowling by Halden Forde and Anthony Cummins who took five wickets between themselves. Eventually they folded up at 81 for 9, which proved to be a walk in the park for the Windies openers who reached the target in 4.5 overs. Bangladesh is yet to win a match in the tournament with two losses and two matches lost to rain.
Brief Scores: West Indies: 82 for no loss in 4.5 overs Toussaint Gardner (B3) 43 (17), Caneel Graham (B-) 38 (12) beat Bangladesh 81 for 9 (Halden Forde (B-) 3 for 17, Anthony Cummins (b-) 2 for 21). Man of the Match: Halden Forde.
First win for England: England posted its first win the T20 world cup in style at the Aditya Global Sports Ground with Mathew Dean taking the South African bowling to the cleaners hitting a classy 139 in 70 balls. A B2 category player (partially blinded), Dean averaged a strike rate of nearly 2 runs per ball posting a match-winning partnership of 177 runs with Justin Hollingsworth who scored 69 off 41 balls. After South Africa set a target of 266 to England, Luke Sugg (3 for 17) and Mathew Dean (1 for 20) chipped in with the ball to defeat South Africa comprehensively, despite a valiant century partnership of 114 off 66 balls between Sowwabile Bidla (B2) and Jermaine Collins.
Brief Scores: England: 265 for 1 (Mathew Dean (B2) 139 (70), Justin Hollingsworth (B3) 69 (41), Mo Khatri (B1) 24 (10)) beat South Africa: 180 for 6 (Sowwabile Bidla (B2) 75 (46), Jermain Collins (B3)35 not out 35), Christian Lesenbenberg (B2) 23 (11)) Luke Sugg (B3) (3 for 17), Mathew Dean (B2) (1 for 20). England won by 85 runs. Man of the Match: Mathew Dean.
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