Crimson-letter day for Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea (PNG) will make its first-ever look at a World Cup after beating Kenya in Dubai on Sunday to ebook its place at subsequent yr’s T20 World Cup.

PNG hammered Kenya by 45 runs at Dubai Worldwide Stadium however needed to anticipate the results of the Netherlands’ recreation in opposition to Scotland earlier than it may have a good time an computerized qualification for the match in Australia.

The Dutch beat Scotland by 4 wickets however didn’t knock off the 131 it wanted for victory in 12.three overs which meant that PNG topped the group with a better internet run-rate.

“I’m feeling a bit emotional,” PNG’s Australian coach Joe Dawes informed the ICC. “It’s been a fairly large two years, for them to realize that is fairly particular.”

PNG was going through catastrophe because it slipped to 19 for six in 4 overs however Norman Vanua led the restoration, clubbing 54 from 48 balls and sharing a seventh wicket partnership of 77 with Ses Bau.

Kenya wanted to succeed in the goal of 118 in 12 overs to have any probability of qualifying for the play-offs however the batsmen have been unable to get out of first gear.

Opener Irfan Karim was the one individual to hit a boundary and top-scored with 29 as Kenya slid to 73 all out. Nosaina Pokana was essentially the most profitable of the PNG bowlers with three for 21.

Eire additionally made certain of a spot within the finals in Australia courtesy of outcomes elsewhere entering into its favour, with Jersey defeating Oman on the ultimate day of group-stage motion.

In addition to reaching subsequent yr’s showpiece, each PNG and Eire may also progress to the semifinals of the continuing qualifying match, the place they play the winners of the 2 semifinal playoffs.

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