T20 World Cup for blind: Prakash's third century sinks Sri Lanka - The New Indian Express

T20 World Cup for blind: Prakash's third century sinks Sri Lanka

Published: 07th December 2012 10:43 AM

Last Updated: 07th December 2012 10:43 AM

Continuing his regal form in the T20 World Cup for the Blind, Prakash Jayaramaiah hammered his third century against Sri Lanka to take India to its fourth consecutive victory today at the Central College Grounds.

Put in to bat by Sri Lanka, Prakash waltzed into the Lankan bowling hitting 33 fours in his hurricane knock of 149 off only 54 balls.  Ganeshbhai Bushara at the other end pitched in an with an equally aggressive 53 off 22 balls. In reply, the Sri Lankan batsmen failed to put even a semblance of a fight against tight bowling by Ajay Kumar Reddy and Pankaj Bhue and were all out for 132. This is the first time that a team has been bowled out in an innings here.

Brief scores: India: 300 for 4 (Prakash Jayaramaiah 149, Ganeshbbhai Bushara  53, Ajay K Reddy 29, MASP Gunawardana 2 for 46) bt Sri Lanka 132 all out (Karuna Tilaka 46, Ajay K Reddy 2 for 24, Pankaj Bhue 2 for 4) by 168 runs.

Nepal 130 for 8 in 20 overs (Ramprasad 37 not out, Peter Robinson 4 for 12) lost to Australia 133 for1 in 9.5 overs (Mathew McCarthy 56, Michael Zannis 36) by 9 wkts.

Bangladesh 81 for 9 (Halden Forde 3 for 17, Anthony Cummins 2 for 21) lost to West Indies 82 for no loss (Toussaint Gardner 43,  Caneel Graham 38) by 10 wkts.

England 265 for 1 (Mathew Dean 139, Justin Hollingsworth 69, Mo Khatri 24) bt South Africa 180 for 6 (Sowwabile Bidla 75, Jermain Collins 35 not out, Christian Lesenbenberg 23,  Luke Sugg 3 for 17, Mathew Dean 1 for 20) by 85 runs.

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