ICC World Twenty20, 2021

Scotland vs Papua New Guinea - Match 5

Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Oman

Date & Time: 19 October 2021

Papua New Guinea 148/10

RR: 7.59 | Scotland beat Papua New Guinea by 17 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tony Ura bowled Josh Daveybowled Josh Davey2300
Lega Siaka c Matthew Cross (W) & b Brad Whealc Matthew Cross (W) & b Brad Wheal91310
Assad Vala c Brad Wheal & b Alasdair Evansc Brad Wheal & b Alasdair Evans181140
Charles Amini run out (Michael Leask / Matthew Cross)run out (Michael Leask / Matthew Cross)1300
Sese Bau c Brad Wheal & b Chris Greavesc Brad Wheal & b Chris Greaves242311
Simon Atai c Richie Berrington & b Josh Daveyc Richie Berrington & b Josh Davey2300
Norman Vanua c Matthew Cross (W) & b Josh Daveyc Matthew Cross (W) & b Josh Davey473722
Kiplin Doriga stumped Matthew Cross (W) & b Mark Wattstumped Matthew Cross (W) & b Mark Watt181111
Chad Soper c Matthew Cross (W) & b Josh Daveyc Matthew Cross (W) & b Josh Davey161111
Nosaina Pokana run out (Alasdair Evans / Brad Wheal)run out (Alasdair Evans / Brad Wheal)1100
Kabua Morea not out not out 6101
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 2, w 2, nb 0)
Total 148 (10 Wkts, 19.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
5-1 (Tony Ura,1.3), 20-2 (Lega Siaka,3.3), 30-3 (Assad Vala,4.5), 33-4 (Charles Amini,5.3), 35-5 (Simon Atai,6), 67-6 (Sese Bau,11.3), 120-7 (Kiplin Doriga,16.2), 128-8 (Norman Vanua,18), 135-9 (Nosaina Pokana,18.4), 148-10 (Chad Soper,19.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Brad Wheal4 0 41 1 10.25
Josh Davey3.3 0 18 4 5.45
Alasdair Evans3 0 22 1 7.33
Mark Watt4 0 23 1 5.75
Michael Leask2 0 11 0 5.50
Chris Greaves3 0 31 1 10.33

Right then, that is all we have from this game. Don't go anywhere as a very important game is coming up. Bangladesh will square up against Oman in a do-or-die match. That one starts at 6 pm local time (2.00 pm GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye.

The winning captain, Kyle Coetzer says, that they batted first after thinking about how Papua New Guinea play. Adds that getting the win was most important. Says that they lost wickets and Papua New Guinea showed a good fight until the end.

The losing captain, Assad Vala says, that the tail-enders love to hit the ball and Vanua likes to hit the ball as well. Mentions that they want to play more games and maybe they can get more exposure then. Tells that they gave away too many runs and praises Scotland for their bowling. Adds that they could have chased 160 but they crumbled under pressure early on.

Richie Berrington has been adjudged the MAN OF THE MATCH. Berrington says that they took a bit of time to settle in and it was really important to get the partnership. Says that they were trying to get used to the wicket and were looking to bat through and then go big in the end. Adds that they can play funky shots and hit lusty blows at any time.


Earlier in the day, Kyle Coetzer elected to bat first and it proved to be the right decision as Scotland put on a sizeable total of 165 runs on the board. Early wickets during Papua New Guinea batting meant that they were left with too much to do in the latter half of their innings. In the end, Scotland used their experience to get over the line. Let's now head over to the presentation ceremony...

'Fortune favors the brave.' This statement is apt for describing this Scotland team as they rode their luck against Bangladesh and came out on top in the previous match and in this match as well, they did require a bit of luck to get over the line. It was a commanding display of pace bowling in the Powerplay as the three pacers, Wheal, Davey and Evans all got onto the wickets column. It looked to be an easy win after that but the bowlers fumbled a lot in the latter half of the innings. Josh Davey then came back on and picked up Vanua which proved to be the difference in the end, as he ended up with four wickets and was the pick of the bowlers. Scotland will be happy to win this match and have all but secured their place in the next stage of the tournament.

Losing half your side in the first six overs is never good and that is exactly what happened to Papua New Guinea today. Out of the first five wickets to fall, only the skipper Assad Vala made it into double figures. Sese Bau and Norman Vanua however, were not yet ready to give up the fight as they put on a steady partnership. Bau fell while looking to up the ante and it was all but over. Vanua led the charge as he scored 47 runs and almost pulled the rabbit out of the hat but just fell short. Kiplin Doriga gave him ample support and even Chad Soper hit some lusty blows in the end. But, the failure of the top order meant that it was just too much to do for the lower order batters and Papua New Guinea ended up falling short by 17 runs.

What a riveting contest we have just witnessed! Two wins from two matches for Scotland as they inch closer and closer in securing a spot in the Super 12 stage. As for Papua New Guinea, it's all but over but they have given all cricketing fans something to remember them by.

Josh Davey to Chad Soper, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A slower short ball, outside off. Soper looks to ramp it away but seems to miss it. Matthew Cross collects the ball diving forward and appeals for it straightaway. The umpire is not interested though. They take the review and UltraEdge shows a little spike as the ball passes the bat. Brilliant review from Scotland and they win by 17 runs. 

Scotland opt for a review for caught behind. UltraEdge shows that there is a spike as the ball passes the bat. A great review from Scotland and the on-field decison will be reversed. 

Josh Davey to Chad Soper, SIX! Papua New Guinea are not done yet as Chad Soper has kept the hopes alive! A length ball, around off. Chad Soper heaves it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 18 needed in 4 balls.
Josh Davey to Chad Soper, A length ball, outside off. Soper looks to drive but misses.
Brad Wheal to Kabua Morea, SIX! A full ball, on middle. Morea stays back and tonks it over long on for a biggie. 24 needed in 6 balls.
Brad Wheal to Chad Soper, Fullish ball, on off, driven to deep cover for a single.

Kabua Morea is the last man to walk in.

Brad Wheal to Chad Soper, OUT! RUN OUT! Full and on off. Chad Soper pushes it to long off and goes for a quick couple. The throw from Evans from long off at the bowler's end is spot on and Pokana is found short at his side. Brad Wheal removes the bails with ease.
Brad Wheal to Nosaina Pokana, Full again, on middle, pushed to mid off for a single.
Brad Wheal to Chad Soper, Full and on middle. Soper nudges it to long on for a single.
Brad Wheal to Chad Soper, FOUR! Smashed! A full ball, on off. Soper lifts it over mid off for a boundary. 

Nosaina Pokana walks out to bat. Also, Brad Wheal comes back on. 

Josh Davey to Norman Vanua, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! This might be game over for Papua New Guinea and he also takes away with him the hopes of qualification. A short of a length, on middle. Norman Vanua hangs back and goes for the pull shot. He mistimes it and seems to get some gloves on it. The ball lobs back to the keeper and Matthew Cross pouches it comfortably. 
Josh Davey to Norman Vanua, This was full and way outside off, inside the tramline. Vanua swings and misses.
Josh Davey to Chad Soper, Short in length, on middle, pulled away to square leg for a single.
Josh Davey to Norman Vanua, Very full, on middle. Vanua digs it out to fine leg for a single.
Josh Davey to Chad Soper, Direct hit and Norman Vanua was a goner! On middle. Soper looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on the pads. The ball ross to the right of the bowler. Vanua wanted a quick single but his partner is not interested. Davey picks it and misses his shy at the bowler's end. The batters eventually get a leg bye.

Josh Davey (2-0-9-2) comes back into the attack. 

Josh Davey to Norman Vanua, Length and on middle, Vanua whacks it to deep square leg for a single. PNG need a biggie badly.
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Around off, pushed down to long off for another single. 42 needed in 18 balls.
Mark Watt to Chad Soper, A low full toss, on the leg stump. Soper flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Full and outside off, dragged down to long on for a single.
Mark Watt to Chad Soper, Very full and on middle, eased down to long on for a single.

Chad Soper comes in at number 9.

Mark Watt to Kiplin Doriga, OUT! STUMPED! Clever bowling and this is an important wicket for Scotland! Watt sees Doriga come down the track and serves it full and way outside off. Doriga had to reach out for it but fails to do so. Matthew Cross, behind the stick, grabs it and whips the bails off. 46 needed in 22 balls.
Mark Watt to Kiplin Doriga, Full toss, angling on the pads. Kiplin Doriga misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 

Mark Watt (3-0-19-0) comes back in to finish his spell.

Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, Short and well outside off, Norman Vanua makes room for himself and cuts it but can't get it past point. Another big over for Papua New Guinea. 16 runs from it.  46 needed from 24 balls. 
Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, Floats it up, around off. Kiplin Doriga drills it down to long off for a single.
Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, WIDE! Fired down the leg side. Wide called. 
Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, FOUR! Fraction short, around off. Kiplin Doriga waits for the ball to come and cuts it past point. The fielder at deep cover runs to his left and dives but the ball wins the race. A boundary. 
Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, DROPPED! How costly will this prove now? Short and on middle, Kiplin Doriga rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Brad Wheal moves across from deep square leg to take the catch but puts it down. Two taken. 
Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, SIX! This is brilliant batting. Papua New Guinea are certainly putting up a fight here. This is tossed up on middle, Kiplin Doriga dances down the track and launches it over the bowler's head for a biggie. Straight as an arrow! 
Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, Floats it up, on middle. Kiplin Doriga steps out and looks to heave it on the leg side. The ball goes off the top edge over extra cover for a couple of runs. 
Brad Wheal to Kiplin Doriga, Full and straight, Kiplin Doriga knocks it to long on for a single. 62 needed from 30 balls. 
Brad Wheal to Norman Vanua, On a length, outside off. Norman Vanua dabs it down to third man for a single. Smart batting. 
Brad Wheal to Norman Vanua, SIX! Papua New Guinea are getting some momentum here. Crucial runs for them. Length ball, on leg. Norman Vanua muscles it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Brute power! He moves onto 42. 
Brad Wheal to Norman Vanua, On a length, on leg. Norman Vanua turns it to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 
Brad Wheal to Norman Vanua, SIX! BANG! Fuller in length, on off. Norman Vanua thumps it powerfully over long off for a biggie. Cracking shot that!
Brad Wheal to Norman Vanua, Good-length ball, on off. Norman Vanua slaps it towards deep cover. There is a misfield there and that allows the batters to come back for the second. 

Brad Wheal is back on.