Thursday 6 December 2012 

India End Sri Lanka's World Cup Unbeaten Run

India End Sri Lanka's World Cup Unbeaten Run
India End Sri Lanka's World Cup Unbeaten Run
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India ended Sri Lanka's unbeaten start to the Blind Cricket Twenty20 World Cup with an emphatic while elsewhere there were wins for Australia, England and West Indies.

India handed Sri Lanka a 168-run defeat as Prakash Jayaramaiah smashed 149 off just 54 balls while the victories for Australia and West Indies were over Nepal and Bangladesh respectively before England beat South Africa.

Australia needed just 9.5 overs to beat Nepal and register their second win of the competition while the West Indies took their first win by beating Bangladesh.

England were in action against South Africa and they registered their first victory of the tournament, winning by 85 runs.

India have now won five matches out of five with Pakistan, who are not in action today, also boasting a perfect record with four wins out of four.

India's Jayaramaiah hit 33 fours during his whirlwind innings while Ganeshbai Bushara made 53 in 22 deliveries to help India post 300 for four.

Sri Lanka were bowled out for 132 in reply as Ajay Reddy and Pankaj Bhue both took two wickets.

Batting first against Australia, Nepal made 130 for eight as Peter Robinson returned four for 12. Mathew McCarthy then hit 56 to guide Australia home.

Bangladesh made just 81 for nine against the West Indies as Halden Forde and Anthony Cummins shared five wickets. The West Indies needed just 4.5 overs to overhaul their meagre target for no loss.

England's first win came after they posted 265 for one in reply to South Africa's 180 for six. Matthew Dean (139) and Justin Hollingsworth (69) produced with the bat before captain Luke Sugg returned three for 17 with the ball. Sowwabile Bidla top scored for South Africa with 75.

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