SHARJAH: Pakistan sealed a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over India in the ongoing Triangular Blind T20 Tournament and qualified for the final, here on Wednesday.
After opting to bat first, India managed to post 163/8 in the allotted 20 overs as Pakistani bowlers managed to keep things tight for the arch-rivals. Indian skipper Prakash Jayaramaih top-scored for his side with 79 runs off 64 balls, while Sunil Ramesh chipped in with 24 runs.
For Pakistan, Badar Munir, Shahzaib Haider, and Anees Javed claimed one wicket apiece.
Set to chase 164, Pakistan’s Badar Munir and Muhammad Rashid shone; scoring 64 each as the green shirts comfortably steered to the victory in the 19th over for the loss of just three wickets.
For his quickfire 64 off 34 balls, Badar was adjudged as the player of the match.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan have become the first team to book their place in the final of the ongoing tournament by securing three consecutive victories. The green shirts have beaten India twice in the ongoing series.