LAHORE - Indian deaf cricket team Tuesday beat Sri Lankan team by 18 runs after a tough battle in the second match of the 1st Twenty20 Deaf Asia Cup 2015 being played here at the Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) ground.

Indian captain Imran Sheikh won the toss and opted to bat first. They managed to score 128-6 in the allotted 20 overs. Indrajeet Yadav remained the most impressive batsman of the Indian team as he hammered unbeaten 68. Though the Indian team lost their first wicket at a total of 11 when Patel was sent to the pavilion but after that the Indian batsmen played sensible cricket and added 40 runs for the second-wicket partnership. At a total of 51, Indian team lost its second wicket when Parath Gujjar was playing at 20. Yadav then played aggressively and gathered some quick runs for his team, but on the other end, his teammates Imran Sheikh (1) and M Shoaib (8) lost their wickets cheaply. For the sixth-wicket partnership, Yadav and Kuldeep Singh added impressive 39 runs in their team’s total and after the completion of 20 overs, India managed to post 128-6 on the board. For Sri Lanka , Sanka Manjola took two wickets while Laksan Fernando, Somo Dolanka and Nalan Samera got one wicket each.

Sri Lankan team’s start was not up to the mark as its batsmen adopted defensive approach which cost them dearly and they could manage to score 110-8 in the allotted 20 overs. For Sri Lanka , Somo Dolanka (9), Hemajith Wajera (19), Tharanka Simpath (13), Rajetha Asanka (12) and Laskan Fernando (12) batted well. Vipul Patel bowled brilliantly and managed to grab three wickets for the winners while Guru Baks Singh picked two and Guldeep and Lokesh Raval got one wicket each.

Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka here Today (Wednesday) at Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) ground at 9am.