Player of the Match
Player of the Match
198dThe Report by Peter Della Penna in Malahide

Dominant PNG progress to knockouts with easy win

Papua New Guinea progressed to the knockout stages with a dominant eight-wicket win against Nepal

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

A Vala
34(44) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 5 3 5 1 10 8
TP Ura
32(21) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %44%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 4 3 0 9 0 7 9

Best performances - Bowlers

A Vala
O2.4
M0
R7
W2
Eco2.62
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JB Reva
O4
M0
R11
W2
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

Jack Vare is smiling from ear to ear: It's what we do best on the field - we enjoy the game, we love cracking jokes, singing songs and we want to continue that in the tournament. I thought the wicket would be similar to the Ireland match but it played differently and things went our way when we took wickets and things went well. The surface was sticky so I thought 130 would have been a good score. We will take every game as it comes and won't look too far ahead.

Paras Khadka: Most teams have fielded first and conditions help n the morning, we had a decent start just could not capitalise on it. We lost momentum and wickets in the middle overs so couldn't get partnerships. We have one game to go so hopefully can bat better. With the ball doing it a bit we are trying to see off the new ball but plans haven't come off. We will learn from our mistakes and come back strong. It's about picking out the mistakes we have made and come up with a good game. We still haven't played our best game.

Man of the Match Vala: Really enjoyed things and it was a good effort from the bowlers so that we could chase it down. If they had scored 140-150 it would have been a tough chase. We had wickets in hand so it was easy in the end.

That's all from the two of us - Vishal D and Nikhil Kalro - as the fight for the knockout stage continues. Do follow the other games and join us for Ireland v Hong Kong later on. Until then, goodbye and good luck!

12.43pm Sealed with a six and in style. PNG go on top of the table with a clinical performance. They bowled well to stall Nepal's good start with the bat, backed it with excellent fielding and made things easier for themselves to chase down 94 in under 15 overs. Problems continue for Nepal as they need solid performances with the bat and are sixth on the table.

14.1
6
Regmi to Vala, SIX runs, it's finished with a six too, easy march down the ground and lofts it effortlessly into the sight screen over long-off. Clean hit again

END OF OVER:
14 | 17 Runs | PNG: 93/2 (1 run required from 36 balls, RR: 6.64, RRR: 0.16)

  • Kila Pala22 (16b)
  • Assad Vala28 (43b)
  • Paras Khadka4-0-29-0
  • Basant Regmi3-0-16-1
13.6
6
Khadka to Pala, SIX runs, levels the scores with a six down the ground! It wasn't that overpitched but his swing connected well and he launched it high and straight down the ground over the sightscreen
13.5
3
Khadka to Vala, 3 runs, wider outside off, it's shorter and he drives that nicely through the covers in the gap. A dive in the deep saves one run
13.4
1
Khadka to Pala, 1 run, flat again outside off, he slams it down to long-on for one
13.3
0
Khadka to Pala, no run, quicker just outside off, he cuts and misses
13.2
6
Khadka to Pala, SIX runs, goes against the turn and gets six, big one! Pitched up on the off stump and he slog-swept that nicely for a clean hit

P.N.G. 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10TP UraL Siaka
2nd43A ValaTP Ura
3rd46A ValaK Pala