- India won by 2 wickets
- India chased down 308
- Ramesh scored 93
The final of the Blind Cricket World Cup was befitting of its stage. With arch-rivals India and Pakistan taking on each other for the final honours in this year’s tournament, India came out on top after a magnificent batting performance by them saw them chase down the hefty target of 308 set by Pakistan. India retained the trophy after winning by two wickets in a thrilling final played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE.
Having earlier defeated Pakistan on January 13 in a group stage match, India went into final knowing that they faced a completely different Pakistan side this time around who came into the final on the back of a heavy victory against Bangladesh. Winning the toss and choosing to bowl first, India were unable to contain Pakistan who ended up posting a commanding score of 308/8. They were lead by Badar Munir’s 50 and Riasat Khan’s 48 to post a daunting target for the Indian side.
The defending champions came out in the second half of the innings knowing they would have to bat their hearts out if they had any chance of retaining their title. And Sunil Ramesh was just in the mood to help India win a fourth title in this decade. He was the star of the day for India as he slammed a superb 93 to take the Men In Blue over the line.
The magnificent feat by the Indian team saw them receive accolades from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the god of cricket Sachin Tendulkar and some of the biggest and most respected personalities from all over the world.
Narendra Modi: Congratulations to our cricket team for winning the 2018 Blind Cricket World Cup! They make the nation proud and inspire every Indian with their game as well as phenomenal attitude. True champions!
Sachin Tendulkar: Jahan chah wahan raah… As they rightly say, Determination will get you through everything. A big salute to our entire team. Hearty congratulations on winning the Blind Cricket World Cup.
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