Cricket for differently abled: India seal T20 series with thumping win over Nepal

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Indian differently abled cricket team defeated Nepal by 92 runs to seal the T20 series by 3-0, in Bhiwani on Sunday.

India played three-match T20 series — organised by the Differently Abled Cricket Council of India (DCCI) — with Nepal for Captain Singh Dalal Memorial Cup-2023 from March 3 to 5.

In all the three matches of the series, India outclassed Nepal with a big margin.

India won the first match by 152 runs, while registering a 153-run win in the second match. On Sunday, India defeated the visiting side by 92 runs, winning the series by 3-0.

Indian team received a cash award of Rs 1.5 lakhs for winning the series, while Nepal side got a cash award of Rs 85,000.

Man of the match award in each of the three matches got a cash prize of Rs 10,000.

India’s Ravindra Sante was adjudged ‘man of the series’.

In the third match of the series played on Sunday, batting first, India scored 198 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs.

Opener Yogendra Bhadoria with 76 runs in 42 balls was the highest scorer for the winning side. Jaffar Bhat (37) and Ravindra Sante (34) were the other main contributors with the bat.

As far as Nepal’s bowling department was concerned, Bibek Sharma took two wickets for 41 runs, while Tabrej Ansari, Pradeep Rijal and Santosh Bhandari took a wicket each.

In reply, Nepal managed to score 106 for the loss of ten wickets in 17overs.

Pradeep Rijal (37), Chhabilal Dhobi (23) and Santosh Bhandari (12) were the main scorers for the Nepal side.

Indian skipper Vikrant Keni scalped three wickets for just giving away two runs. Shivashankra GS (2), Pawan Kumar (2) and Mo. Sadik (1) were the other wicket takers for the winning side.

–IANS

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