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

commentary

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.

... PRESENTATION CEREMONY ...

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.

19.3
0
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. 

19.2
6
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.
19.1
0
Josh Davey to Chad Soper, A length ball, outside off. Soper looks to drive but misses.
18.6
6
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.
18.5
1
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.

18.4
1
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.
18.3
1
Brad Wheal to Nosaina Pokana, Full again, on middle, pushed to mid off for a single.
18.2
1
Brad Wheal to Chad Soper, Full and on middle. Soper nudges it to long on for a single.
18.1
4
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. 

17.6
0
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.
17.5
0
Josh Davey to Norman Vanua, This was full and way outside off, inside the tramline. Vanua swings and misses.
17.4
1
Josh Davey to Chad Soper, Short in length, on middle, pulled away to square leg for a single.
17.3
1
Josh Davey to Norman Vanua, Very full, on middle. Vanua digs it out to fine leg for a single.
17.2
0
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. 

17.1
1
Josh Davey to Norman Vanua, Length and on middle, Vanua whacks it to deep square leg for a single. PNG need a biggie badly.
16.6
1
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Around off, pushed down to long off for another single. 42 needed in 18 balls.
16.5
1
Mark Watt to Chad Soper, A low full toss, on the leg stump. Soper flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
16.4
1
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Full and outside off, dragged down to long on for a single.
16.3
1
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.

16.2
0
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.
16.1
0
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.

15.6
0
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.
15.5
1
Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, Floats it up, around off. Kiplin Doriga drills it down to long off for a single.
15.5
0
Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, WIDE! Fired down the leg side. Wide called.
15.4
4
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.
15.3
2
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.
15.2
6
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!
15.1
2
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.
14.6
1
Brad Wheal to Kiplin Doriga, Full and straight, Kiplin Doriga knocks it to long on for a single. 62 needed from 30 balls.
14.5
1
Brad Wheal to Norman Vanua, On a length, outside off. Norman Vanua dabs it down to third man for a single. Smart batting.
14.4
6
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.
14.3
2
Brad Wheal to Norman Vanua, On a length, on leg. Norman Vanua turns it to deep square leg for a couple of runs.
14.2
6
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!
14.1
2
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. 

13.6
0
Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, Quicker and sliding on, Kiplin Doriga keeps it out.
13.5
1
Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, Tosses it up, around off. Norman Vanua lofts it to long on for a run.
13.4
4
Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, FOUR! Make that two in a row! Full and outside off, Norman Vanua slices it towards deep cover. Brad Wheal was present there but he wasn't sure whether to go for the catch or stop the boundary. In the end, ends up conceding a boundary as he dives, but the ball bounces in front of him and goes past him.
13.3
4
Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, FOUR! A welcome boundary for Papua New Guinea! Slower through the air, on middle. Norman Vanua stands tall and hammers it over the bowler's head. One bounce and into the long on fence. Papua New Guinea need more of these though.
13.2
1
Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, A full toss, outside off. Kiplin Doriga smashes it to long off only for a run.
13.1
1
Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, Floats it up, on leg. Norman Vanua eases it down to long on. A single.
12.6
1
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Full and on middle, dragged to long on for a single.
12.5
0
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Flatter delivery, on off. Norman Vanua digs it out towards covers.
12.4
0
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Floats it up, outside off. Norman Vanua leaves it alone.
12.3
1
Mark Watt to Kiplin Doriga, Off the mark straightaway! Full and on leg, nudged to long on for a single.
12.2
1
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Short and outside off, cut away to sweeper cover for a run.
12.1
2
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, A low full toss, on middle. Norman Vanua knocks it to long off for a couple of runs.

Mark Watt (2-0-14-0) is back into the attack. 

11.6
1
Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, A slider, down the leg side. Vanua tucks it to short fine leg and sets off for a quick single.
11.5
2
Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, Full and wide, stroked through covers for a couple.
11.4
0
Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, Nicely flighted, around middle. Vanua stays solid in defense.

Kiplin Doriga is the new batsman in.

11.3
0
Chris Greaves to Sese Bau, OUT! CAUGHT! The set batter, Sese Bau departs as he looks to inject some momentum into the innings. Tossed up delivery, on middle. Bau gets down on one knee and looks slog it over the mid-wicket fence. Bau doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball and ends up skying it towards the mid-wicket region. Brad Wheal settles under it and takes a fine catch. Chris Greaves strikes in his first over.
11.2
1
Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, On middle and this is swatted towards long on for a single.

Chris Greaves to operate now. 

11.1
0
Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, A touch short, around off. Vanua cuts it to the right of point, where the fielder makes a good diving stop.
10.6
0
Alasdair Evans to Sese Bau, A slower length ball, around the leg stump. Bau backs away and looks to cut but gets beaten by the lack of pace.
10.5
1
Alasdair Evans to Norman Vanua, Short of a good length, on middle. Vanua pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
10.4
2
Alasdair Evans to Norman Vanua, Back of a length, angled into the body. Norman Vanua works it down through the mid-wicket region and picks up an easy two.
10.3
0
Alasdair Evans to Norman Vanua, A length ball, outside off. Play and a miss from Vanua.
10.2
1
Alasdair Evans to Sese Bau, Good-length ball, over the leg stump. Bau looks to tuck it away but inside-edges it onto the thigh pad. The ball rolls onto the off side and they set off for a quick single. The fielder scores a direct hit at the bowler's end but Bau was well in.
10.1
1
Alasdair Evans to Norman Vanua, Back of a length, around off. Vanua dabs it down to third man for a single.

DRINKS! Much needed breather for Papua New Guinea. They lost half of their side inside the Powerplay. Since then, Sese Bau is doing well to keep the scoreboard ticking. Scotland bowlers will look to break this partnership and wrap things quickly. Alasdair Evans (2-0-17-1) comes back into the attack. 

9.6
1
Michael Leask to Norman Vanua, Flatter delivery, on leg stump. Vanua eases it down to long on for a run. At the halfway mark, Papua New Guinea are 61/5. PNG still need 105 runs off 60 deliveries.
9.5
0
Michael Leask to Norman Vanua, On the stumps and Vanua watchfully defends it out.
9.4
1
Michael Leask to Sese Bau, A touch short, around off. Bau cuts it off the back foot to deep point and collects a single.
9.3
0
Michael Leask to Sese Bau, On middle and blocked out by Bau.
9.2
4
Michael Leask to Sese Bau, FOUR! Just a bit too straight from Leask and he gets punished. Quicker one, sliding down the leg side. Bau gets a tickle on it and the ball races away into the fine leg fence.
9.1
1
Michael Leask to Norman Vanua, On off and stroked towards cover for a run.
8.6
0
Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Nicely bowled. Gives it a bit more air this time and bowls it on off stump. Bau keeps it out.
8.5
1
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Shortish ball, on the pads. Vanua hops back and works it on the leg side for a single.
8.4
0
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Slowed up and angled into the pads. Vanua keeps it out.
8.3
1
Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Flatter delivery, on middle and leg, worked through the mid on region for a single. Smart batting.
8.2
6
Mark Watt to Sese Bau, SIX! 'Catch it' is the call from the keeper, maybe he was calling someone in the crowd to catch it because that is massive. On middle and Sese Bau slog-sweeps it over the square leg fence for a biggie and a welcome one too for Papua New Guinea.
8.1
0
Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Quicker one, outside off and skidding on. Bau looks to cut but gets beaten.
7.6
1
Michael Leask to Sese Bau, Short again, on middle. Bau nudges it to backward square leg for a single. 120 needed in 72 balls.
7.5
0
Michael Leask to Norman Vanua, Leg bye! Short and on the pads. Vanua misses his flick and gets hit high on the pads. A leg bye as the ball rolls to square leg.
7.4
1
Michael Leask to Sese Bau, On middle, tucked away to mid-wicket for one more.
7.3
2
Michael Leask to Sese Bau, Darted on the pads. Bau nudges it to deep square leg with soft hands and takes two.
7.2
0
Michael Leask to Sese Bau, Now angles it fuller and on middle, pushed again back to the bowler.
7.1
0
Michael Leask to Sese Bau, Arm ball, on middle. Bau pushes it back to the bowler.

Michael Leask is brought into the attack now.

6.6
1
Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Loopy ball, outside off, cut away to sweeper cover for a single.
6.6
0
Mark Watt to Sese Bau, WIDE! Quicker, full and down the leg side. Bau misses his flick.
6.5
0
Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Full and on off, hit back to the bowler.
6.4
0
Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Watt gives flight to this one, outside off. Bau looks to cut but misses.
6.3
2
Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Tossed up, full and outside off. Bau with a square drive through point for a brace.
6.2
1
Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Darted on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a quick single.
6.1
1
Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Full and outside off. Bau pushes it to deep cover for a single.

Norman Vanua is in at number 7. Mark Watt comes into the attack as well.

5.6
0
Josh Davey to Simon Atai, OUT! TAKEN! Richie Berrington with a stunner and Papua New Guinea are in a spot of bother! A full ball, outside off. Atai goes for a big booming drive but ends up slicing it towards point where Richie Berrington times his jump and takes a wonderful catch. Half the side back in the hut now. End of the Powerplay and Papua New Guinea are 35/5.
5.5
0
Josh Davey to Simon Atai, Length ball, on middle, flicked to short fine leg.
5.4
2
Josh Davey to Simon Atai, Full and on middle. Atai drives it straight down the ground for a single.

Simon Atai comes in his with his team in a spot of bother.

5.3
1
Josh Davey to Sese Bau, OUT! RUN OUT! Another one bites the dust! What were you thinking Amini? Angles it on the pads. Bau flicks it to deep backward square leg. Leask runs to his right, grabs it and throws it to the keeper. Amini was looking for another run which was never available and an easy run out by the keeper, Matthew Cross who removes the bails off with ease. The third umpire has a look at it and Sese Bau is caught well short of the crease. He has to depart now.

The umpires have gone upstairs for a Run Out appeal. The replay shows that Charles Amini is well short and has to depart. OUT is the decision on the big screen.

5.2
0
Josh Davey to Sese Bau, On a length, on middle. Blocked out.
5.1
2
Josh Davey to Sese Bau, A length ball, on off. Bau rocks back and pushes it off the back foot through covers for a brace.

Josh Davey (1-0-4-1) comes back into the attack.

4.6
0
Alasdair Evans to Charles Amini, A length ball, on off. Amini taps it to point.

Sese Bau comes in at number 5.

4.5
0
Alasdair Evans to Assad Vala, OUT! TAKEN! The momentum took Vala to hit too many shots but now he ends up walking back to the shed. This was on a length and on middle. Assad Vala stays back and looks to pull but is too early to his shot. Ends up getting a leading edge in the air and towards mid off where Brad Wheal takes a dolly.
4.4
4
Alasdair Evans to Assad Vala, FOUR! Easy pickings! A gift from Evans! A length ball, on the pads. Vala stays back and tickles it fine to the fine leg fence.
4.3
0
Alasdair Evans to Assad Vala, Now backs away to this length ball and pushes it to mid off.
4.2
4
Alasdair Evans to Assad Vala, FOUR! Good shot! This was full and asking to be hit, on middle and Vala stands tall and lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
4.1
0
Alasdair Evans to Assad Vala, On a length, on off. Vala taps it to point.
3.6
1
Brad Wheal to Assad Vala, Short again on middle, pulled to deep square leg for another single.
3.5
1
Brad Wheal to Charles Amini, Short on middle and leg, Charles Amini swivels and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
3.4
0
Brad Wheal to Charles Amini, JAFFA! Length ball, around off, shaping away. Charles Amini looks to play inside the line of the ball but misses. The ball whizzes past the outside edge.

Who walks out to bat now? It's going to be Charles Amini.

3.3
0
Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Both the openers are sent back in the hut. Length ball, outside off, in the corridor of uncertainty. Lega Siaka charges down the track and throws his arms at it. Ends up getting a thick edge and Matthew Cross behind the sticks doesn't have to move an inch. He makes no mistake and Papua New Guinea lose their second wicket.
3.2
0
Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, Length ball, on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Brad Wheal comes from the opposite end now.

3.1
4
Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, FOUR! Bold stroke! Short of a length, on middle. Lega Siaka takes a couple of steps forward and whips it disdainfully over mid-wicket for a boundary. That went like a tracer bullet.
2.6
0
Alasdair Evans to Assad Vala, Short of a length, on middle. Assad Vala makes room for himself but only manages to chop it back onto the deck off the inner half of the bat.
2.5
4
Alasdair Evans to Assad Vala, FOUR! Latched on! Good-length ball, on middle. Assad Vala stands tall and hammers this one through mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.4
4
Alasdair Evans to Assad Vala, FOUR! Length ball, on the pads. Assad Vala helps the ball on its way to fine leg for a boundary. Easy pickings for Assad Vala.
2.3
1
Alasdair Evans to Lega Siaka, On a length, on middle. Tucked to square leg for a single.
2.2
0
Alasdair Evans to Lega Siaka, Good-length ball, on off, nipping back in. Lega Siaka prods and looks to work it on the leg side. He misses and gets rapped on the pads. Half-hearted appeals for an LBW from Alasdair Evans but the umpire says no.
2.1
0
Alasdair Evans to Lega Siaka, Fuller in length, on leg. Lega Siaka looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads.

A change in bowling straightaway as Alasdair Evans comes on to bowl.

1.6
1
Josh Davey to Lega Siaka, Length delivery, slanting into the leg stump. Lega Siaka nudges it to mid-wicket for a single.
1.5
1
Josh Davey to Assad Vala, On leg, Assad Vala turns it away to deep square leg for a run.
1.4
0
Josh Davey to Assad Vala, Full and on off, Assad Vala pushes it to mid off.

The skipper, Assad Vala is in at number 3.

1.3
0
Josh Davey to Tony Ura, OUT! DRAGGED ON! An early blow to Papua New Guinea! Short of a length, on off. Tony Ura hops on his toes and looks to punch it on the off side. Ends up chopping the ball onto the stumps. Good start for Scotland and Tony Ura will have to walk back to the pavilion for a timid score.
1.2
1
Josh Davey to Lega Siaka, Length ball, angling in, on leg. Lega Siaka works it on the leg side for a single.
1.1
1
Josh Davey to Tony Ura, On the pads, Tony Ura tickles it to the fine leg region for a single.

Josh Davey to steam in from the opposite end.

0.6
2
Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, Lega Siaka gets off the mark! On a length, on middle. Lega Siaka clips it to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 3 runs from the first over.
0.5
0
Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, Four dots in a row! Length ball, on off. Lega Siaka steps out and pushes it towards covers.
0.4
0
Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, Good-length ball, on off at a128 kph. Lega Siaka tucks it on the leg side.
0.3
0
Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, Fuller in length, attacking the stumps. Lega Siaka looks to flick but miscues. He gets an inside edge onto the pads. Brad Wheal appeals for an LBW but the umpire shakes his head.
0.2
0
Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, On a good length, outside off. Lega Siaka dabs it towards backward point.
0.1
1
Brad Wheal to Tony Ura, In the air, but safe! Length ball, on leg. Tony Ura looks to flick and closes the face of the bat early. He gets a leading edge and the ball just goes over the bowler's head to mid on for a single.