Friday 25 February 2011 

Pakistan Blind Team Claim 3-0 Win Over Australia

Blind cricket: A comprehensive 89-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 game handed Pakistan a 3-0 series clean sweep over Australia in Adelaide.

At Park 25 Adelaide, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. Pakistan posted 217 runs on the board for the loss of 4 wickets in stipulated 20 overs. Muhammad Jameel once again shined for Pakistan with a bustling ton. He scored 104 runs in just 65 balls.

Anees Javeed also played a brisk unbeaten innings of 50 runs in just 25 balls. Raymond Moxly, David Gauci and David Saxberg shared a wicket each.

Australia in reply fell without threatening the total. The tight bowling and fine fielding of the Pakistan left Australia between a rock and a hard place and they were restricted to 128 for 2 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Lindsay Heaven was the main contributor with 49 runs and Mathew Horsey scored 24. Muhammad Waqas and Muhammad Mudassar took a wicket each (the first wicket in International Cricket for Mudassar).

Result: Pakistan won by 89 runs
Man of the Match: Muhammad Jameel

The two teams will now contest a One-Day International series, which begins on 26th January, also in Adelaide.

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