Pakistan Advances to IBSA World Games Final

Pakistan Advances to IBSA World Games Final

The Pakistan blind cricket team has secured their spot in the final of the prestigious International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Blind Games, scheduled for August 23.

Their remarkable journey has taken an impressive leap forward with a resounding six-wicket win against Australia in the semifinals at the University of Birmingham, UK.

This momentous victory marks Pakistan’s third consecutive triumph in the tournament, propelling them into the highly anticipated final showdown.

Their next challenge awaits as they prepare to clash with England in the ultimate group match. The journey for Pakistan in the World Blind Games kicked off with a stunning 18-run victory over their arch-rivals, India.

They followed it up with a compelling seven-wicket win against Bangladesh, showcasing their dominance in the tournament.

Australia took the crease first and managed to post a total of 107 runs within their allocated 20 overs, as confirmed by reliable reports.

The initial partnership between M Cameron and M McCarthy set a promising tone, accumulating an impressive 53-run collaboration.

However, Pakistan’s Muhammad Salman emerged as a game-changer by dismissing skipper McCarthy, who contributed 19 runs off 27 balls.

Despite this setback, Cameron fought valiantly, steadily adding to the scoreboard as wickets tumbled around him.

Eventually, he achieved a commendable 41 runs off 47 balls. Unfortunately, apart from the opening pair, the Australian batting lineup struggled to reach double-digit scores.

Pakistan’s bowlers, led by Matiullah, Israr Hassan, and Fakhar Abbas, showcased their skill by taking two crucial wickets.

Chasing a target of 108 runs, Pakistan demonstrated their expertise by comfortably securing their third consecutive victory in the tournament.

Their outstanding performance was highlighted by losing only three wickets and having an impressive 33 balls to spare.

Mohsin Khan emerged as a standout player during Pakistan’s chase, crafting a resilient 37 runs off 35 balls, including a crucial boundary.

Matiullah’s unbeaten 23 runs further fortified the team’s advancement, while significant contributions from Moain Aslam (15) and Zafar Iqbal (12) solidified Pakistan’s position in the final.

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