December 8, 2002

Fayaz guides Pakistan to a 31-run win

Staff Reporter

Fine contributions from Muhammad Fayaz (67) and Amir Ishfaq (45) helped Pakistn beat India by 31 runs in a league match in the 2002 World Cup for the Blind, which was played at the CPT-India Pistons Ground, Chennai on Sunday.

After being put in, Pakistan managed to post 258 thanks to Fayaz's and Ishfaq's contributions. Mohammad Nawaz (36) and M Ashraf Bhatti (30) also played a part in ensuring that their team set India a challenging victory target.

When India replied, they struggled to maintain the tempo despite a 30 from opener Rajendra Verma, a 43 from Sushil Gourd and a 52 from Vishal Kumar. As many as six run outs saw the hosts dismissed for 227 in 35.4 overs.

Fayaz was named Man of the Match for his efforts.

Pakistan were rewarded with four points for their win.