Ind vs Bang, Wheelchair Cricket T20I tournament: India clinch perfect clean sweep, crushed Bangladesh 3-0 in bilateral

Press Release: Team India once again stamped its supremacy as the host crushed Bangladesh cricket team 3-0 in a three-match T20 internationals. The bilateral contest, named Nemichand Jangid’s Manas Indo-Bangla Friendship Cup 2023, was organised by Manas Sewa Charitable Trust and Divyang Wheelchair Cricket Association.

India’s wheelchair cricket team brought laurels to India by defeating the guest team Bangladesh with 3-0. Manoj Sansarkar’s blistering knock of 80-runs helped the host to register comprehensive win in the series opener. Earlier, Bangladesh put 146-runs in the 1st innings.

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The second match of the series turned out to be thriller as Bangladesh all-rounder Ujjal Bairangi’s put up an all-round show in front of host. However, Indian players held the nerve and registered close win by five runs.

The final match of the stunning wheelchair cricket teams played under floodlights for the first time and Bangladesh scored 169 with Mohibul Islam scoring a blistering 80. Indian team won the match in just 18 overs with the help of Manoj Sansarkar’s brilliant 77*. It is noteworthy that Manoj was batting with an injury in both hands.

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Manoj Sansarkar was adjudged Man of the Series, Man of the 3rd Match and Best Batsman of the Series. Meanwhile, Parshuram Deshle was awarded the Best Bowler. India’s Mohammad Adil received the best fielder award for his excellent efforts in the field.

Bangladesh’s Mohibul Islam was awarded as a game changer and Ujjwal Bairagi was adjudged with special award as an active wheelchair cricketer.

Former Indian cricketer and 2011 World Cup winning team bowler Munaf Patel congratulated the players and said that the way women’s cricket has developed in India, very soon Divyang cricket will be developed in the country.

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Ratanji and Sumitji Dharuka of Siddhivinayak Developers, led by Nemichand Jangir of Manas Seva Charitable Trust, took care of the food and drink for both the teams during the matches. While Manojbhai Agarwal and Guddubhai Paliwal of GM Realty donated 12 wheelchairs amounting to Rs 45,000 each to the players which is a commendable act.

Donors from Surat donated huge amount of money throughout the tournament and hence for the first time the players went home with a handsome cash prize. Dhavalbhai Patel gave Rs. 90,000 to the participating players of both the teams, while Amishaben and her friends from Ami Charitable Trust gave 17,000 to both the teams and Manoj Sanskar 5100 for hitting the only six of the tournament.

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