After scoring 180/7 in the first innings, the Indian team managed to restrict England to 144/9 to be crowned champions in the T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series. Middle-order batsman RG Sante top-scored for India as KD Phanse and S Goyal picked up two wickets in the second innings.
Brief scores: India PD 180/7 (RG Sante 53, KD Phanse 36; LM O’Brien 2-35) beat England PD 144/9 (AG Brown 44, C Flynn 28, KD Phanse 2-15) by 36 runs.
India, who were title favourites, were crowned as champions in the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series after they comfortably outplayed hosts England by 36 runs in the finals.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, India posted 180/7 in the opening 20 overs of the finale which was played at Blackfinch in England on Tuesday.
Indian middle-order batsman RG Sante top-scored with a quick-fire 53 off 34 balls as he hit two fours and four sixes in the process. Opener KD Phanase (36), Vikrant Keni (29) and S Mahendran (33) also chipped in with valuable contributions.
The Indian bowlers then managed to restrict England to 144/9 and lift the trophy. Phanase and S Goyal picked up two wickets each as England lost wickets at regular intervals.