India's blind cricketers saw off rivals Pakistan ©Getty Images

India saw off fierce cricketing rivals Pakistan by 45-runs to win the Twenty20 Asia Blind Cup final on home soil in Kochi.

In the inaugural edition of the final, the Indians posted a score of 208-5 at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium.

Deepak Patel top-scored with 40 while Ketan Patel chipped in with 34 in the competitive total.

In reply, Pakistan slumped to 40-4, with the collapse starting after the second ball when opener Haroon Khan was out caught for a duck.

Zahid Mehmood was then bowled in the second over before Nisar Ali was dismissed for one and Mohammad Akram was bowled first ball.

A swift innings of 38 by Amir Ishfaq and 43 from Anees Javed gave Pakistan some hope, but the rest of the wickets eventually fell and his side were bowled out for 163.

They only managed to use up 18.2 of their allotted overs.

Deepak added to his runs for India with a pair of wickets.

India's win saw them take revenge on Pakistan, who had beaten them in the group stages.