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    Back to back wins for England Visually Impaired

    England Visually Impaired put in another strong performance to beat Bangladesh by four wickets at the T20 Blind World Cup.

    England Visually Impaired continued their run of wins at the T20 Blind World Cup today, beating Bangladesh by four wickets in Mumbai. 

    Mohammed Mohsin Hosen Joy and Md Abdul Malek opened for Bangladesh and were going well in their 54-run stand when Joy was trapped lbw by England captain Luke Sugg.

    England continued to look sharp in the field and took their chances when presented.

    Malek was run out just after reaching his half century and man of the match Peter Blueitt bowled Abdullah Zobir – he went for 39.

    Two further run outs followed for England and Bangladesh finished their innings on 211 for five.

    England set about their reply with purpose as Matthew Page and Ed Hossell notched up 61 runs between them before Hossell was run out in the sixth over.

    Blueitt came in to continue his tournament batting heroics and Page passed the half century mark in their 65-run second-wicket stand.

    Justin Hollingsworth joined Blueitt at the crease after Page was run out and the pair kept the scoreboard ticking over until Hollingsworth's dismissal in the thirteenth over.  

    Nathan Foy was run out two balls later and England found themselves 156 for four and looking to make the most of their final seven overs.

    Blueitt and Simon Ledwith steadied the ship to take the score to 180 before Ledwith was bowled by Mohammad Mahmud Rashid.

    A fourth tournament fifty followed for Blueitt, who departed for 68 late in the innings.

    By that stage England had done enough, however, and Dan Field and Matt Dean steered their side to victory with 12 balls to spare.   

    England are back in action on Tuesday against Nepal in the seventh of their nine group matches. 

    England T20 Blind World Cup group stage fixtures

    31 January 2017 – England v Pakistan (England lose by 95 runs)
    1 February 2017 – England v New Zealand (England win by eight wickets)
    2 February 2017 – England v India (England lose by 10 wickets)
    3 February 2017 – England v Sri Lanka (England lose by 103 runs)
    4 February 2017 – England v South Africa (England win by 43 runs)
    5 February 2017 – England v Bangladesh (England win by four wickets)
    7 February 2017 – England v Nepal
    8 February 2017 – England v Australia
    9 February 2017 – England v West Indies

    World Cup knockout fixtures

    11 February 2017 – semi-finals
    12 February 2017 – final

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