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India beat Pakistan in MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup Epic

08 January 2018

MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup

Spotless Stadium hosted exciting content between rivals

India has been crowned champions of the MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup after a narrow one-run victory over Pakistan at Spotless Stadium.

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Winning the toss and batting first Malwa, representing the Indian Community, posted a modest 2/65 off 7 overs. Openers Vikasdeep Pal and Tanveer Sangha posted an even 50-run partnership as they built a solid foundation for the innings. Ali Raza was the pick of the bowlers for Stars XI, representing the Pakistani community, taking 1-for-11 off his 2 overs.

In reply, Faisal Nasim blazed to 26 (off 16 balls) before falling victim to the legspin of Tanveer Sangha (2-for-13). Nasim is a member of the MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup All Stars and featured in the sides’ win against Kenya Under 19s earlier in the week.

With 3 runs required for victory of the last ball, Pakistan could only manage a single as Babar Cheema was run-out attempting to tie the game.

Sangha was named Player of the Match with his game-defining figures.