Papua New Guinea 404 (Vanua 64, Soper 60, Sharif 4-94) and 263 for 3 (Siaka 83, Ura 75, Vala 61*) drew with Scotland 514 (Berrington 129, Watt 81, Dai 3-91)
Scotland remained the only team without a win in the Intercontinental Cup after a high-scoring draw against Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby. Scotland are still fifth on the table, three points above sixth-placed PNG. Richie Berrington's patient 129, off 297 balls, gave Scotland a chance to win their first game after they took a handy 110-run first-innings lead.
However, quick half-centuries from Lega Siaka (83 off 135 balls), Tony Ura (75 off 112) and Assad Vala (61 off 92) in the second innings ensured the game petered out into a draw.
After electing to bat, PNG posted 404 on the back of top-order contributions from Vani Morea (53) and Siaka (48), and lower-order fifties from Chad Soper (60) and Norman Vanua (64). Fast bowler Safyaan Sharif returned 4 for 94.
Scotland were reduced to 223 for 5 in their reply but three consecutive fifty-plus partnerships carried them to a position of strength. Berrington added 91 for the sixth wicket with Michael Leask (58), 52 with Sharif (25) for the seventh, and 61 with Mark Watt (81) for the eighth.