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November 14, 2005

Countdown begins: Indian team practise hard

From: Lucknow Newsline, India - Nov 14, 2005

Second Deaf Cricket World Cup- 2005

Express News Service

Lucknow, November 14: THE preparations are in full swing for the Second Deaf Cricket World Cup- 2005, to be inaugurated on November 16, while the working office for the Olympic was today inaugurated at the 'Babu' Stadium.

While the Indian team played a practice match with the Lucknow Cricket Academy at the LDA Stadium, the Bangladesh team could be seen practising at the KD Singh 'Babu' Stadium.

The LCA played with the Indian Deaf Cricket team and won the match by 13 runs. Earlier in the day, the Indian Deaf team won the toss and elected to field first.

Opening batsman of the Lucknow Cricket Academy, Ajay Singh, scored seven runs for his team off 12 balls and was bowled by Fahimuddin. Next opener Javed Ahmad scored 39 runs off 32 balls before being caught by Imran. The best score of the team came from Zia Khursheed, who got 69 runs off 67 balls, before being caught at the ball from Fahimuddin.

Brief score: Team scored 206 runs in 40 overs, at the loss of seven wickets. The score included 18 extras . Chasing this score, the Indian Deaf team began their innings on a dull note. Opening batsman Indrajeet Yadav scored two runs off 9 balls, before being bowled by Nadeem. The best score was made by the second opener, Dhruv Sharma, who got 65 runs off 57 balls before being caught and bowled by Meesam.

This score included 15 extras. Among the bowlers of the Indian Deaf team, Fahimuddin perforemd the best by taking two wickets, giving away 38 runs. However, in the Lucknow Cricket Academy team, Meesam Hussain put up the best show, by taking three wickets, giving away only 31 runs.

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