ICC Women's WT20Q: Scotland defeated PNG to secure third place
July 15 (CRICKETNMORE) - In the third-place play-off it was Scotland that emerged victorious as they dismantled Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets with three overs to spare. Having won the toss, the Scots were quickly in the wickets as they went hard in the early overs.
PNG were reduced to 56 for five in the 13th over as they struggled to get the Scottish bowling away. Things improved with a 46-run partnership between Kaia Arua and Veru Frank that took them past three figures to set the Scottish 102 to win.
That total proved to be no real challenge for the Scots as Sarah and Kathryn Bryce knocked the runs off with ease. The two sisters put on an unbroken stand of 102 to reach the total with no alarms and few surprises. It was Kathryn that top scored with 51 from 57 balls.
PNG 101-6, 20 overs (Vera Frank 28 not out, Sibona Jimmy 25; Hannah Rainey 2-22)
Scotland 102-0, 17 overs (Kathryn Bryce 51, Sarah Bryce 41; P Siaka 0-40)