Pete Blueitt scored a half century in England’s defeat against India in the Blind cricket T20 Triangular series in Goa yesterday.
England won the toss and elected to bat first.
Dan Field and Matt Dean opened the batting for the Three Lions, however
Field was bowled by Reddy after scoring just one run.
England were soon 5-2 when Mark Turnham (0) was also bowled by Reddy.
The visitors were in deep trouble when Justin Hollingsworth (5) was run out with the score on 26. Murray (0) was also bowled without adding to the total, with the score 26 for 4.
Dean(12) was run out with the score 33 for 5, however Matt Page (18) and Blueitt (52) shared a stand of 84, before Page was Reddy’s (4-12) third victim, with the score 118 for 6.
Blueitt soon fell shortly after, and England limped to 131 for 8 off their 20 overs.
India opened their innings with Sharma and Singh before Sharma (8) was bowled by Hollingsworth (2-26) with the score on 17 in the third over.
Malik (13) was dismissed with India on 45 for 2 in 7 overs.
Sunil (52*) was bought to the crease but shortly lost opening batsman Singh (27) with the score 66 for 3 at the start of the 11th with some excellent bowling from Page (1-13).
India continued to tick along and ended their innings on 133 for 5, in 16.2 overs.
India have now qualified for the final of the triangular series. England will face Sri Lanka in the final group game on Thursday, before facing them again on Friday in the semi-final.
Picture courtesy of the ECB, with thanks.