Berrington and Davey star as Scotland get past spirited PNG

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 20 2021

Papua New Guinea threatened a late heist courtesy the big-hitting Norman Vanua after stumbling to 35 for 5 in a 166 chase, but Scotland’s experience and excellent work up until then helped them prevail for their second win of the T20 World Cup, and PNG’s second loss.

Scotland now top Group ‘B’, but in minimising the margin of defeat, PNG may have ensured they will have to wait till the end of their final game to see if they can progress to the Super 12s or not. In case there is a three-way on two wins each, or on one win each, it will come down to net run-rate. For PNG, this was a massive improvement from their ten-wicket pounding against Oman. 

In Vanua and Chad Soper, who had an excellent game with bat and ball, they had two heroic performances that nearly helped them achieve the impossible. In the end, they fell 17 short, having to rue their top order meltdown. When Josh Davey, the fast bowler, picked up the final wicket, to finish with 4 for 18, the relief in the Scotland camp was palpable. Brief Scores: Scotland: 165 for 9 (Berrington 70, Cross 45, Morea 4-31, Soper 3-24) Papua New Guinea: 148 (Vanua 47, Davey 4-18)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 20 2021

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