Haryana boy Deepak Malik scored an unbeaten 179 off 103 balls as India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in their opening match of theBlind Cricket World Cup in the UAE on Wednesday.

India won the toss and elected to field first as Sri Lanka set a target of 358 with the loss of eight wickets in 40 overs.

For Sri Lanka, Suranga Sampath scored 68 runs and KA Silva 64. At the end of 15 overs, Sri Lanka were cruising at 121/1. India began well in the chase thanks to Malik. He batted through the innings and the team chased the target in 32 overs with the loss of four wickets. Skipper Ajay Reddy scored nine runs and Prakash Jayaramiah scored 76. Malik was named Man of the Match.