PNG may have lost two games in a row, but they can still hold their heads high. They put up a strong showing in this game, and in the second half, they performed admirably with both bat and ball. They have one more game left, and they will undoubtedly want to make an impression on this competition. This concludes the game. The match between Oman and Bangladesh will be played soon. Switch tabs to keep up with the action. For the time being, it’s farewell.
Kyle Coetzer Scotland captain
I believe that (the decision to bat) is based on PNG’s approach to the game. In most of our T20s in our area of the world, we too prefer to bat first. But we knew PNG’s assault might really put us under strain in the second half if they scored a score on the board, so we decided to score first and put them under pressure. It took a lot of effort to win. In the second half of the innings, I believe PNG put us under strain. We too lost wickets early in our innings, but were able to recover thanks to outstanding performances from Berrington and Cross.
Assad Vala PNG captain:
They have a strong desire to strike the ball. Although the batters haven’t shown it yet, the bottom order like hitting the ball. Vanua is a fantastic batter, batting all-rounder, bowling all-rounder, or whatever you want to call him. He enjoys playing against Scotland, and he scored a few runs against them yesterday. (PNG’s greatest difficulty) Getting more exposure, playing more games, and testing ourselves against quality opponents in various scenarios will most likely be beneficial. We can express ourselves more if we can play more games against teams like Scotland and Tier 1 countries. In both games, we haven’t gotten off to a good start. Our bowling handed up runs at the outset, but we clawed them back and finished well. We were certain that we could track it down, but we didn’t get off to the best start. Scotland is a great bowling team, and they put us under a lot of strain right away. In the middle and at the finish, we fought back valiantly, but it wasn’t enough.
Richie Berrington Player of the Match:
On that wicket, I believe it takes some time to get rolling. They bowled very well. We were fortunate to get just over par on that wicket. We needed to give ourselves some breathing room. Then, luckily, we were able to secure that relationship on the back end. I aim to strike it straight down the middle and leave the creative shots to others.
By the end of the powerplay, Papua New Guinea was down and out, having gone 5 for 35. But it was a great effort from there to get it till the last over. Norman Vanua was the mastermind of the counter-offensive. To keep his team in the game, the right-hander contributed a pair of important partnerships for the sixth and seventh wickets. Unfortunately, the top order left him with too much to accomplish, and he was unable to see them across the finish line. Scotland had a good start and a good finish with the ball, but they let the game slip away in the middle period instead of killing it. In any case, it’s two wins in a row for them, and they’re on their way to the Super 12. Keep an eye out for the presentations.