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KARNATAKA – Pakistan beat West Indies by 182 runs in Twenty20 World Cup for Blind match in Karnataka State Cricket Association Ground, Alur, on Wednesday.

After winning the toss, Pakistan opted to bat first and set the world record for the highest total of 373 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs.

Pakistani openers Muhammad Jamil (Captain) and Riasat Khan set the world record by scoring a partnership of 122 runs in first six fielding restrictions overs.

Jamil retired after scoring 100 runs off 36 balls, sharing the second fastest century record in T20s. He hit 20 boundaries in his innings.

Riasat was run out after scoring 94 runs off 32 balls. Muhammad Zafar and Mohsin Khan contributed with unbeaten 42 and 36 runs, respectively. For West Indies, Ganesh Singh and Anthony Cummins claimed a wicket apiece.

This was Pakistan’s 8th consecutive victory in the tournament.

In reply, West Indies could hardly make 191 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. Dennal Shim was the highest scorer for West Indies with 59 runs and Phillips made 36 runs. Sajid Nawaz, Riasat Khan, Muhammad Akram, Anees Javed and Mohsin Khan claimed one wicket each for Pakistan.

Jamil of Pakistan was declared man of the match. Pakistan will play its last League match against Australia on Thursday in Bangalore, India.