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India go down to South Africa

Chennai: P.A. Le Roux helped South Africa escape with a two wicket win over India in a Petro World Cup cricket match for the blind on Tuesday.

Chasing 286 for victory, South Africa started badly losing four wickets for 48 runs. But a 125-run stand between Le Roux (88 n.o.) and R.W. Liebenberg (68) saved South Africa’s day. Le Roux was declared Man of the Match.

Earlier, India made 285 for six wickets in the allotted 40 overs. Vishal Kumar was the top-scorer with an unbeaten 75 after the hosts elected to bat.

summarised SCORES

n India 285/6 in 40 ovs (Vishal Kumar 75, Shekar Naik 35). South Africa 286/8 in 36 ovs (Le Roux 88, Liebenberg 68). SA won by 2 wkts.

n Pakistan 369/8 in 37 ovs (Ashraf Bhatti 96, Mohammed Fayaz 77). Australia 304/8 in 37 ovs (N. Haydar 107, M. Horsey 90). Pakistan won by 65 runs.

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