India beat Jamaica in first match. (Source: Twitter)

India’s blind cricket team kick-started their journey in the Caribbean islands after grabbing a thumping 8-wicket win over Jamaica at the Melbourne Cricket Oval, Kingston.

India skipper Arjun Reddy won the toss and put the opposition into bat. The hosts were soon reduced to 20/3 in the sixth over and were bundled out for 117. The skipper returned with a three-for.

In reply, Sunil Ramesh led the chase as he struck an unbeaten 90 off just 39 balls to give India a 1-0 lead in the series of three matches.

Brief Scores:
Jamaica 117 all out in 25.3 overs
Graham 25 (35), James 24(40), Shim 15 (17)
Ajay 3/23, Sonu 2/5, Sunil 2/7

India 118/2 in 8.1 overs
Sunil 90* (39) , Ajay 14* (7)
Stewart 2/35

India won by 8 wickets.
Man of the match: Sunil Ramesh