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Pakistan sweep Deaf and Dump Dosti Cup

Lahore: With a rousing display of skills and talent Pakistani deaf teams outshone their Indian opponents to win the cricket, table tennis, badminton and chess titles of the Deaf and Dump Dosti Cup of the Punjab international sports festival here on Saturday at different venues.

Pakistan special cricketers outplayed India by 29 runs in the last match to make a clean sweep in a three match series at Iqbal park sports complex ground. Pakistan won the opening match by 29 runs followed by 40 runs success in the following match.

In the third match reduced to 12-overs-a side, Pakistani side elected to bat after winning the toss posted 124 runs for the loss of two wickets in allotted number of overs, thanks to brilliant batting display by Kashif 43 notout and Shfqat who was the second highest scorer with 42 runs.

Indian medium pacer Tirth got one wicket for 21 runs as Sandeep took one wicket for 19 runs.
In reply Indian side was restricted to 95 for 5 in 12 overs as man of the match pace bowler Mohammad Umer ripped apart their inning with deadly bowling finishing with foru for 11 runs in just two overs Home captain and spinner Iqbal got one wicket for 10 runs.

In table tennis Pak deaf players swept the Indian side winning the title 3-0 winning their both the singles and double tie . However in the badminton , the Indian players offered little resistance before home team overcome them 2-1, taking one single and one double match before losing their reverse single encounter.

Deaf players continued to win laurels for their country , winning the chess title 2-1 .

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