slower bouncer, but has he nicked this through to the keeper? Dharmasena doesn't think so, but Scotland have reviewed. Yep, there's a feather on that, and that, finally, seals the game, and PNG's fate. Scotland win by 17 runs, and go top in this group. PNG's hopes of qualifying for the second round are almost over.
That's it from Peter and me, guys. Thanks so much for joining, and hang around for Oman against Bangladesh, please!
"We know PNG with their attack can really squeeze second half if they've got a score on the board. So we tried to put a score on the board and put them under pressure. "Kyle Coetzer says."PNG put us in the pressure second half. The way Norman came out and struck the ball, it's so very dangerous.
"Getting exposure, playing more games and testing ourselves against quality opposition would be good. If we can get more exposure we might be able to express ourselves better," PNG skipper Assad Vala says. "Scotland are a really good bowling team and they put us under pressure and we crumbled. The lower order brought us back into it."
Richie Berrington is the Player of the Match. "We got just over par on that wicket," he says. "At first we didn't have a target in mind, and just wanted to get used to the wicket. Thankfully we managed to get that big partnership which was quite key in the end."
made good connection with that, though. Again in the slot, but even so, it required some absolutely exquisite timing to send it flying over cow corner for an 86m six! Scotland just can't kill PNG off
swing and a miss from Soper. It was in the slot, but Soper couldn't get any connection on that attempted carve over cover
oh wow! The number 11 has just beautifully timed his first ball, sending it sailing over long-on for a huge six!. 24 to get off the final six balls now - it's somehow still flickering, this PNG side
full and straight from Wheal, Soper gets off strike to cover
crisply struck to long-off, but Soper was desperate to come back on strike. In the process, he sent Pokana on a suicide mission to the non-striker's end, and Wheal knocks the bails off
guided to the offside to get Soper back on strike
gets off strike through the onside
hits him back over his head, and Chad's smashed Brad for four! Scotland aren't doing their NRR any favours with this late sloppiness
and that's the end for Vanua, and probably curtains for PNG. A nothing ball, slow and tailing down leg. Sat up for Vanua to smash for four and bring up his half-century. It hits Vanua on the glove, though, and Cross has the easiest of catches. Vanua smashes the ground with his bat in frustration
brilliant. Vanua looked to make room and the bowler sends that inches away from the wide off stump line
another slower ball plugged into the pitch. Spooned out to midwicket
full delivery, squeezed out to fine leg for one
should have been a run-out, Vanua was three quarters of the way down the pitch. Davey had all three stumps to aim at and plenty of time to take stock, but he misses and they come through
pace off, bangs it into the pitch. Steers it to square leg, but they only manage a single
guides it to long-off and keeps the strike
tucked into the onside. Got away with that - had Vanua been on strike for that, it likely would have travelled
Anand Asokan: "As an Oman supporter, this couldnt get better. PNG giving Scotland a solid game reducing chances of our NRR being breached. Now, we just need to get one of the next two and we get to play with the big boys...."
belted back down to long-on
yorker darted in at the right hander, Soper gets off strike with one down o long-on
clever bowling, and Doriga's done for! That was smart because Doriga showed his hand early. Was down the ground before Watt was through his delivery stride, so he sent it down the offside, leaving Cross to effect a nimble stumping
|Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1)|
|Toss||Scotland, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I no. 1318|
|Match days||19 October 2021 - day (20-over match)|
|Points||Scotland 2, Papua New Guinea 0|