Blind Cricket World Cup

Bangladesh beat Nepal by 4 wkts

Sports Desk

11 January, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh defeated Nepal by 4 wickets in the six-nation Blind Cricket World Cup in their second match at Allama Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad in Pakistan on Wednesday. 

Nepal batted first and scored 234 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 40 overs. Kirtan Shrestha of Nepal scored the highest of 66 runs from 73 balls for the team.

Khurshed Alam grabbed three wickets for 55 runs.

In reply, Bangladesh achieved the target in 34 overs for the loss of 6 wickets.

Mahmud Rashid managed the highest of 60 runs from 61 balls while Ashiqur Rahman scored 45 runs from 45 balls.

Earlier, Bangladesh lost their opening match against hosts Pakistan by 9 wickets.

Bangladesh will play their next match against Australia on Friday at MCC Ground in Ajman in United Arab Emirates.

The tournament includes teams from cricket-playing nations such as Australia, England and India. However, only teams from Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to play in Pakistan for now, while matches with other countries are scheduled to be held in UAE.

The final of the tournament will be held on January 19 in Sharjah.

Bashundhara Group, country’s largest business conglomerate is patronising for team Bangladesh this year. The group also sponsors in various sporting events like football, table tennis, golf and so on. The group is always a premier patron of sports at home and abroad.