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November 12, 2005

Indian deaf cricketers score win in run up to World Cup

From: Lucknow Newsline, India - Nov 12, 2005

Express News Service

Lucknow, November 12: A haul of three wickets by Fahimuddin and a cameo by Parth Gajjar (40) helped India Deaf Cricket team beat Yougth Cricket Club by six wickets in Barabanki. It was a practice match for the Second Deaf Cricket World Cup, played at the KD Singh 'Babu' Stadium in Barabanki.

Earlier, the match was inaugurated by Minister for PWD Arvind Singh Gope.

Batting first, Yougth Cricket Club scored 82 runs in 25.1 overs. Unbeaten Ashutosh Gupta contributed 12 runs which included a single boundary.

Fahimuddin of India Deaf Cricket team took three wickets, while Imran took two wickets.

In reply, India Deaf Cricket team overhauled the target in 20.3 overs. Parth Gajjar displayed brilliant batting smashing four boundaries and a six to collect 40 runs off 62 balls.

In the Second Deaf Cricket World Cup, total of nine teams are likely to participate. The organisers informed that the English team is already in the country and would play a practise match in Kanpur with a local team.

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