Pakistan blind team claim historic win

ICC News, Nov 27, 2011: Muhammad Fayaz excelled as Pakistan whitewashed India in three-match One-Day International series. The hosts won the third and final match by eight wickets at the Shalimar Cricket Stadium, Islamabad on Saturday (Pakistan blind team).

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. India got the first shock when their in-form batsman Parkash was bowled by Anees. Venkateish and Vikas Patel gave stability to the Indian innings. Venkateish scored 67 runs while Vikas Patel supported him with a knock of 60.

Ganesh played an innings of 64 to help India cross 300 run mark. India in their 40 overs posted competitive 330 runs on the board for the loss of nine wickets.

Anees was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan taking two wickets, Muhammad Waqas and Jameel shared a wicket apiece. Pakistan, in reply, were guided home by Muhammad Fayaz. He played a brilliant unbeaten innings of 186 not out with the help of 29 boundaries and one six off 108 balls.

He hammered the Indian bowling and took the game away from India. Pakistan chased the target on 32.4 overs for the loss of two wickets.

The other major scorers for Pakistan were Anees Javeed (43 n.o.), Masood Jan (42) and Muhammad Zafar (40). Hetish took one wicket. Pakistan with this win whitewashed India and won the series by 3-0.

This was also the 27th consecutive one-day internationals win for Pakistan and the seven successive ODI series triumph.

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