Pakistan off to winning start in Blind Cricket World Cup

KARACHI: All-rounder Badar Munir was the star of the show as Pakistan claimed victory in the first match of the Blind Cricket World Cup, defeating Bangladesh by nine wickets at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Monday.

Put in to bat, Bangladesh were restricted to 207 in their 40 overs. Munir claimed three wickets and gave away just 32 runs in his seven overs, while Mattiullah and Sajid Nawaz were also among the wickets.

For Bangladesh, Arifullah was the top scorer as he anchored the innings with a patient 57 off 103 balls.

Pakistan made light work of the target, chasing it down with embarrassing ease in just 17 overs and for the loss of only one wicket. Munir was once again the man to put Bangladesh to the sword as he scored a remarkable 145 off just 70 balls, smashing 24 fours along the way. Munir was ably supported by Amir Ashfaq, who scored 46 off 37 balls.

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