result
23rd Match, Group A, Belfast, Jul 15 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
123/9
(18.5/20 ov)124/8
P.N.G. won by 2 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
player of the match
Norman Vanua
Papua New Guinea
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• The Report by Peter Della Penna in Belfast

Vanua blitz leads PNG to shock win

A suffocating fielding performance by Papua New Guinea set the stage for Ireland's first loss at the World T20 Qualifier since the opening match of 2012 against Namibia, ending a streak of 21 straight wins in the tournament

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Scorecard summary
Ireland123/9(20 overs)
Papua New Guinea124/8(18.5 overs)
18.5
6
Mooney to Vanua, SIX runs
18.4
6
Mooney to Vanua, SIX runs
18.3
1
Mooney to Nou, 1 run
18.2
1
Mooney to Vanua, 1 run
18.1
6
Mooney to Vanua, SIX runs
end of over 1810 runs
PNG: 104/8CRR: 5.77 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Norman Vanua9 (6)
Loa Nou1 (2)
Alex Cusack4-0-27-1
Tyrone Kane3-0-19-3
17.6
1
Cusack to Vanua, 1 run
17.5
6
Cusack to Vanua, SIX runs
17.4
1
Cusack to Nou, 1 run
17.3
Cusack to Nou, no run
17.3
1w
Cusack to Nou, 1 wide
17.2
1b
Cusack to Vanua, 1 bye
17.1
Cusack to Vanua, no run
end of over 173 runs • 2 wickets
PNG: 94/8CRR: 5.52 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 30 from 18b
Norman Vanua2 (2)
Loa Nou0 (0)
Tyrone Kane3-0-19-3
Alex Cusack3-0-18-1
16.6
1
Kane to Vanua, 1 run
16.5
W
Kane to Reva, OUT
John Reva c Balbirnie b Kane 2 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
16.4
1
Kane to Vanua, 1 run
16.3
W
Kane to Vare, OUT
Jack Vare c Dockrell b Kane 5 (17m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 71.43
16.2
1lb
Kane to Reva, 1 leg bye
16.1
Kane to Reva, no run
end of over 167 runs
PNG: 91/6CRR: 5.68 • RRR: 8.25 • Need 33 from 24b
Jack Vare5 (6)
John Reva2 (4)
Alex Cusack3-0-18-1
John Mooney3-0-18-2
15.6
4
Cusack to Vare, FOUR runs
15.5
1
Cusack to Reva, 1 run
Match details
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossIreland, elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Norman Vanua
Norman Vanua
Match numberT20I no. 437
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.25, Interval 11.25-11.45, Second Session 11.45-13.10
Match days15 July 2015 - day match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Assad Vala
Assad Vala
Charles Amini
Charles Amini
Jack Vare
Jack Vare
John Reva
John Reva
Kila Pala
Kila Pala
Lega Siaka
Lega Siaka
Loa Nou
Loa Nou
Mahuru Dai
Mahuru Dai
Norman Vanua
Norman Vanua
Tony Ura
Tony Ura
Willie Gavera
Willie Gavera
T20 debut
Loa Nou
Loa Nou
Umpires
India Image
Anil Chaudhary
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Graeme Labrooy
PointsPapua New Guinea 2, Ireland 0