After India were put in to bat by South Africa at the CPT-India Pistons ground in Chennai, they would have been a touch wary after reaching just 285 for six in their allotted 40 overs. This World Cup Cricket for the Blind has been an extremely high-scoring tournament, with one team yesterday even making a game chase of a 400-plus target.
Sure enough, that story repeated itself today. The patient innings of B Vishal Kumar, the top-scorer for India with 75 off 105 balls, went in vain as South Africa chased down the target of 286 with almost four overs to spare. PA Le Roux anchored the South African chase with a splendid innings of 88 off 75 balls, while RW Liebenberg made a smart 68 off 62 balls earlier in the innings.
South Africa finally cruised home with two wickets to spare, the Indian target just not proving enough for the mighty batting line-up.