In a remarkable achievement, the Indian women’s blind cricket team has etched its name in history by becoming the first team to secure a spot in the final of the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) World Games 2023. Their exceptional performance throughout the tournament has propelled them to this unprecedented milestone.
The Indian women’s team exhibited exceptional skills and determination as they clinched their third consecutive victory during the league phase, defeating Australia in their latest match. This remarkable feat marks a significant moment in the history of blind cricket and stands as a testament to the talent and dedication of the Women In Blue.
In their inaugural match against Australia, the Indian team displayed a dominant performance, clinching an 8-wicket victory. Their impeccable performance restricted Australia to a score of 59/6, which was effortlessly chased down by the Indian side.In their second encounter against England, the Indian team exhibited an explosive batting display, amassing a total of 268/2 in their allotted 20 overs. Gangavva H. played a standout role by smashing a remarkable 117 runs in just 60 balls. The match concluded with a resounding victory for India by a margin of 185 runs.Continuing their triumphant run, the Indian women’s blind cricket team secured a commanding 163-run victory against Australia in their third match, showcasing their consistent dominance on the field.
With their place secured in the finals, the Indian women’s blind cricket team is set to compete in the title showdown scheduled for Saturday. Prior to the final, the team will play their last league match against England.
On the men’s side of the competition, India is set to compete in the semifinals, scheduled for Friday. If they emerge victorious in the semifinal clash, they will contend against Pakistan in the finals of the IBSA World Games 2023.
The Indian women’s blind cricket team’s historic achievement not only highlights their exceptional sporting prowess but also serves as an inspiration to athletes and enthusiasts across the world.