PNG beat Hong Kong by 58 runs in WC Qualifier
March 17 (CRICKETNMORE) - PNG defeated Hong Kong by 58 runs in the ninth/10th play-off.
Batting first PNG were bowled out for 200 in 48.2 overs with 22-year-old off-spinner Kinchit Shah returning career-best figures of 3.2-0-10-4 and, Nadeem Ahmed and Ehsan Khan bagging two wickets apiece. Opener Tony Ura top-scored with 49 while Chad Soper contributed 40.
Hong Kong maintained their trend in the competition when they once again faded away after making a brisk start. At the Old Hararians, they reached 81 for two in 10 overs but were then dismissed for 142 in 35.2 overs after Babar Hayat fell for 37.
PNG 200 all out, 48.2 overs (Tony Ura 49, Chad Soper 40, Mahuru Dai 34, Jason Kila 21, Charles Amini 21, Assad Vala 21; Kinchit Shah 4-10, Nadeem Ahmed 2-41, Ehsan Khan 2-43)
Hong Kong 142 all out, 35.2 overs (Babar Hayat 37, Anshuman Rath 24; Norman Vanua 4-24, Charles Amini 4-27)
Player of the Match – Charles Amini (PNG)