Worcester: India clinched the Physical Disability World Series 2019 as they defeated the hosts England in the final at the New Road Stadium in Worcester.
The Indian Physically Disabled (PD) defeated England by 36 runs in the final on Tuesday to clinch the elusive trophy. The six-nation tournament was organised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Batting first in the game, India posted a huge total of 180 runs on the board before successfully defending it to win the game comfortably.
India won the toss and captain Vikrant Keni opted to bat first in the final.
Openers Kunal Phanase and Wasim Khan couldn’t get their team off to a good start as the Men in Blue lost their first wicket in the very first over. Khan was removed on a duck by Ben Tyler before skipper Keni (29) combined with Phanase (36) to post a 46-run stand for the second wicket and steady the ship for India.
After the duo’s departure, Sante looked in fine touch as he went on to notch up his fifty. His 53-run knock was laced with two fours and four sixes as he long with Suganesh Mahendaran (33) helped India post a good total on the board. Liam O’Brien was the pick of the bowlers for England finishing with figures of 2/35 in his four overs.