KARACHI: Anis Javed hammered a spectacular 163 as Pakistan defeated visiting India by three wickets in the first Blind One-Day International at Southend Club Ground on Wednesday despite centuries by Kathen Patel and Hitesh Patel.
Anis looked in a great nick as he blasted as many as 23 boundaries in his 91-ball knock and Muhammad Zafar made 91 as Pakistan romped home for the loss of seven wickets with six balls to spare.
Earlier standing-in captain, Ajay Reddy won the toss and batting first Indian team amassed a mammoth 418 all out in their 40 overs.
Kathen Patel hits four eights in his 67-ball 126 and Hitesh slammed 12 boundaries in his 109.
Pakistan which made the clean-sweep in three match Twenty20 series, took 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series.The second match will be played at National Stadium on Friday and third on Sunday. Summarised scores: India Blinds 418 all out in 40 (Kathen Patel 126, Hitesh Patel 109, Gamit 62, Haroon Khan 2-76) Pakistan Blinds 421-7 in 39 overs (Anis Javed 163, M.Zafar 90).