The Indian women’s blind cricket team made history by securing a gold medal at the IBSA World Games, triumphing over Australia in a rain-affected final match. With an impressive display of determination and skill, the Indian women overcame the challenges posed by the weather and emerged as the pioneers of cricket in the IBSA World Games.
In a significant showdown against Australia on August 20th, the Indian women’s team demonstrated their prowess by clinching a resounding victory with eight wickets in hand. Restricting Australia to a score of 59/6, India efficiently chased down the target without encountering much difficulty.
Indian Cricket Dominance: Women’s Team’s Stellar Display in IBSA World Games
Subsequently, in a match against England, the Indian team exhibited remarkable dominance, amassing a formidable total of 268/2 within just 20 overs. Gangavva H. emerged as the standout performer, contributing an exceptional 117 runs from 60 balls. This stellar performance led to a massive 185-run defeat for the English side.
Maintaining their supremacy, India continued their winning streak in the following match against Australia, securing an emphatic victory with a staggering margin of 163 runs. Buoyed by their outstanding form, the team confidently advanced to the finals.
On the men’s front, India’s blind cricket team was set to face Pakistan in the finals, aiming to avenge their previous loss to their arch-rivals. Pakistan had defeated India by 18 runs in the opening match of the season. India’s men’s team showcased their skills against Bangladesh, defeating them by seven wickets and securing a spot in the finals.
By limiting Bangladesh to a total of 144/6 in the allotted 20 overs, India comfortably achieved the target with 18 deliveries to spare. The stage was set for an intense showdown against Pakistan in the ultimate battle for supremacy at the IBSA World Games.