ISLAMABAD - Brilliant bowling by Fayyaz Ahmed helped Pakistan bash India by 43 runs to qualify for the final of ICRC International T20 Cricket Tournament for people with physically disabilities in the must-win match played at BKSP Ground 4 in Dhaka on Monday.

Slow left arm spinner Fayaz Ahmed grabbed four wickets, including hat-trick conceding only 14 runs and, therefore, was declared player of the match. India lost two of their three matches, and looked highly unlikely to make it to the final even if they beat Bangladesh in their last match. Pakistan team has six points from four matches. The final will be played on September 10.

Put into bat first, Pakistan set up a huge target of 175 runs. Green shirts’ openers captain Hasnain Alam and Matloob Qureshi provided 50-run opening stand. Hasnain bated well and scored 39 runs off 25 balls with six boundaries and a six while Rehan Ghani Mirza contributed 34 runs off 25 balls with one four and a six, Danish Ahmed added 26 runs in 15 balls with five boundaries and Matloob scored 13 runs.

Indian bowler Danesh kumar and Dasharth captured two wickets each for 17 and 39 runs respectively. Indians were all out for 131 runs. Yash Negi scored 26 runs with five fours and Ansul added 24 with four fours and Krunal scored 20 with two fours. Fayyaz was wrecker-in-chief of Indian batting line up as he clinched four wickets, including a hat-trick, which was very first of the ICRC 5-nation disabilities cricket tournament and also the first hat-trick in the history of T20 International Disabled Cricket Tournament. Nihar Alam and Rao Javeed took two wickets each conceding 19 and 24 runs respectively.