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SCO VS PNG Cricket Commentary

Match 519-Oct-2021

165/920.0 oversRun rate: 8.25
VS
148/1019.3 oversRun rate: 7.59
Scotland beat Papua New Guinea by 17 runs
Papua New Guinea First innings
Chad Soper16 | 11)*
Kabua Morea(6 | 1)
Josh Davey3.3|0|18|4
019.319.3: 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. 
619.219.2: 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.
019.119.1: Josh Davey to Chad Soper, A length ball, outside off. Soper looks to drive but misses.
19 Overs | Runs : 142/9 | Run rate : 7.47
618.618.6: 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.
118.518.5: Brad Wheal to Chad Soper, Fullish ball, on off, driven to deep cover for a single.
118.418.4: 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.
118.318.3: Brad Wheal to Nosaina Pokana, Full again, on middle, pushed to mid off for a single.
118.218.2: Brad Wheal to Chad Soper, Full and on middle. Soper nudges it to long on for a single.
418.118.1: Brad Wheal to Chad Soper, FOUR! Smashed! A full ball, on off. Soper lifts it over mid off for a boundary. 
18 Overs | Runs : 128/8 | Run rate : 7.11
017.617.6: 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. 
017.517.5: Josh Davey to Norman Vanua, This was full and way outside off, inside the tramline. Vanua swings and misses.
117.417.4: Josh Davey to Chad Soper, Short in length, on middle, pulled away to square leg for a single.
117.317.3: Josh Davey to Norman Vanua, Very full, on middle. Vanua digs it out to fine leg for a single.
017.217.2: 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.
117.117.1: Josh Davey to Norman Vanua, Length and on middle, Vanua whacks it to deep square leg for a single. PNG need a biggie badly.
17 Overs | Runs : 124/7 | Run rate : 7.29
116.616.6: Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Around off, pushed down to long off for another single. 42 needed in 18 balls.
116.516.5: Mark Watt to Chad Soper, A low full toss, on the leg stump. Soper flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
116.416.4: Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Full and outside off, dragged down to long on for a single.
116.316.3: Mark Watt to Chad Soper, Very full and on middle, eased down to long on for a single.
016.216.2: 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.
016.116.1: Mark Watt to Kiplin Doriga, Full toss, angling on the pads. Kiplin Doriga misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 
16 Overs | Runs : 120/6 | Run rate : 7.5
015.715.6: 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. 
115.615.5: Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, Floats it up, around off. Kiplin Doriga drills it down to long off for a single.
015.515.5: Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, WIDE! Fired down the leg side. Wide called. 
415.415.4: 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. 
215.315.3: 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. 
615.215.2: 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! 
215.115.1: 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. 
15 Overs | Runs : 104/6 | Run rate : 6.93
114.614.6: Brad Wheal to Kiplin Doriga, Full and straight, Kiplin Doriga knocks it to long on for a single. 62 needed from 30 balls. 
114.514.5: Brad Wheal to Norman Vanua, On a length, outside off. Norman Vanua dabs it down to third man for a single. Smart batting. 
614.414.4: 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. 
214.314.3: Brad Wheal to Norman Vanua, On a length, on leg. Norman Vanua turns it to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 
614.214.2: 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!
214.114.1: 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. 
14 Overs | Runs : 86/6 | Run rate : 6.14
013.613.6: Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, Quicker and sliding on, Kiplin Doriga keeps it out. 
113.513.5: Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, Tosses it up, around off. Norman Vanua lofts it to long on for a run.
413.413.4: 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. 
413.313.3: 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. 
113.213.2: Chris Greaves to Kiplin Doriga, A full toss, outside off. Kiplin Doriga smashes it to long off only for a run. 
113.113.1: Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, Floats it up, on leg. Norman Vanua eases it down to long on. A single. 
13 Overs | Runs : 75/6 | Run rate : 5.77
112.612.6: Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Full and on middle, dragged to long on for a single. 
012.512.5: Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Flatter delivery, on off. Norman Vanua digs it out towards covers. 
012.412.4: Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Floats it up, outside off. Norman Vanua leaves it alone. 
112.312.3: Mark Watt to Kiplin Doriga, Off the mark straightaway! Full and on leg, nudged to long on for a single. 
112.212.2: Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Short and outside off, cut away to sweeper cover for a run. 
212.112.1: Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, A low full toss, on middle. Norman Vanua knocks it to long off for a couple of runs. 
12 Overs | Runs : 70/6 | Run rate : 5.83
111.611.6: 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.
211.511.5: Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, Full and wide, stroked through covers for a couple.
011.411.4: Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, Nicely flighted, around middle. Vanua stays solid in defense.
011.311.3: 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.
111.211.2: Chris Greaves to Norman Vanua, On middle and this is swatted towards long on for a single.
011.111.1: 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.
11 Overs | Runs : 66/5 | Run rate : 6
010.610.6: 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.
110.510.5: Alasdair Evans to Norman Vanua, Short of a good length, on middle. Vanua pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
210.410.4: 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.
010.310.3: Alasdair Evans to Norman Vanua, A length ball, outside off. Play and a miss from Vanua.
110.210.2: 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.
110.110.1: Alasdair Evans to Norman Vanua, Back of a length, around off. Vanua dabs it down to third man for a single.
10 Overs | Runs : 61/5 | Run rate : 6.1
19.69.6: 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.
09.59.5: Michael Leask to Norman Vanua, On the stumps and Vanua watchfully defends it out.
19.49.4: Michael Leask to Sese Bau, A touch short, around off. Bau cuts it off the back foot to deep point and collects a single.
09.39.3: Michael Leask to Sese Bau, On middle and blocked out by Bau.
49.29.2: 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.
19.19.1: Michael Leask to Norman Vanua, On off and stroked towards cover for a run.
9 Overs | Runs : 54/5 | Run rate : 6
08.68.6: 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.
18.58.5: Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Shortish ball, on the pads. Vanua hops back and works it on the leg side for a single.
08.48.4: Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Slowed up and angled into the pads. Vanua keeps it out.
18.38.3: Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Flatter delivery, on middle and leg, worked through the mid on region for a single. Smart batting.
68.28.2: 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.
08.18.1: Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Quicker one, outside off and skidding on. Bau looks to cut but gets beaten.
8 Overs | Runs : 46/5 | Run rate : 5.75
17.67.6: Michael Leask to Sese Bau, Short again, on middle. Bau nudges it to backward square leg for a single. 120 needed in 72 balls.
07.57.5: 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. 
17.47.4: Michael Leask to Sese Bau, On middle, tucked away to mid-wicket for one more.
27.37.3: Michael Leask to Sese Bau, Darted on the pads. Bau nudges it to deep square leg with soft hands and takes two.
07.27.2: Michael Leask to Sese Bau, Now angles it fuller and on middle, pushed again back to the bowler.
07.17.1: Michael Leask to Sese Bau, Arm ball, on middle. Bau pushes it back to the bowler. 
7 Overs | Runs : 41/5 | Run rate : 5.86
16.76.6: Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Loopy ball, outside off, cut away to sweeper cover for a single. 
06.66.6: Mark Watt to Sese Bau, WIDE! Quicker, full and down the leg side. Bau misses his flick. 
06.56.5: Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Full and on off, hit back to the bowler.
06.46.4: Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Watt gives flight to this one, outside off. Bau looks to cut but misses.
26.36.3: Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Tossed up, full and outside off. Bau with a square drive through point for a brace.
16.26.2: Mark Watt to Norman Vanua, Darted on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a quick single.
16.16.1: Mark Watt to Sese Bau, Full and outside off. Bau pushes it to deep cover for a single.
6 Overs | Runs : 35/5 | Run rate : 5.83
05.65.6: 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.
05.55.5: Josh Davey to Simon Atai, Length ball, on middle, flicked to short fine leg. 
25.45.4: Josh Davey to Simon Atai, Full and on middle. Atai drives it straight down the ground for a single. 
15.35.3: 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.
05.25.2: Josh Davey to Sese Bau, On a length, on middle. Blocked out.
25.15.1: 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.
5 Overs | Runs : 30/3 | Run rate : 6
04.64.6: Alasdair Evans to Charles Amini, A length ball, on off. Amini taps it to point.
04.54.5: 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. 
44.44.4: 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. 
04.34.3: Alasdair Evans to Assad Vala, Now backs away to this length ball and pushes it to mid off.
44.24.2: 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. 
04.14.1: Alasdair Evans to Assad Vala, On a length, on off. Vala taps it to point.
4 Overs | Runs : 22/2 | Run rate : 5.5
13.63.6: Brad Wheal to Assad Vala, Short again on middle, pulled to deep square leg for another single. 
13.53.5: Brad Wheal to Charles Amini, Short on middle and leg, Charles Amini swivels and pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 
03.43.4: 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. 
03.33.3: 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. 
03.23.2: Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, Length ball, on middle, pushed back to the bowler. 
43.13.1: 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. 
3 Overs | Runs : 16/1 | Run rate : 5.33
02.62.6: 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. 
42.52.5: 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. 
42.42.4: 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.
12.32.3: Alasdair Evans to Lega Siaka, On a length, on middle. Tucked to square leg for a single.
02.22.2: 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.
02.12.1: Alasdair Evans to Lega Siaka, Fuller in length, on leg. Lega Siaka looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads. 
2 Overs | Runs : 7/1 | Run rate : 3.5
11.61.6: Josh Davey to Lega Siaka, Length delivery, slanting into the leg stump. Lega Siaka nudges it to mid-wicket for a single. 
11.51.5: Josh Davey to Assad Vala, On leg, Assad Vala turns it away to deep square leg for a run.
01.41.4: Josh Davey to Assad Vala, Full and on off, Assad Vala pushes it to mid off. 
01.31.3: 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. 
11.21.2: Josh Davey to Lega Siaka, Length ball, angling in, on leg. Lega Siaka works it on the leg side for a single.
11.11.1: Josh Davey to Tony Ura, On the pads, Tony Ura tickles it to the fine leg region for a single. 
1 Overs | Runs : 3/0 | Run rate : 3
20.60.6: 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. 
00.50.5: Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, Four dots in a row! Length ball, on off. Lega Siaka steps out and pushes it towards covers. 
00.40.4: Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, Good-length ball, on off at a128 kph. Lega Siaka tucks it on the leg side. 
00.30.3: 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. 
00.20.2: Brad Wheal to Lega Siaka, On a good length, outside off. Lega Siaka dabs it towards backward point. 
10.10.1: 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. 
Scotland First innings
Mark Watt0 | 1)*
Kabua Morea4|0|31|4
019.719.6: Kabua Morea to Mark Watt, OUT! Cleaned up! Brilliant stuff from Kabua Morea as he gets his fourth wicket and Papua New Guinea complete a team hat-trick. Pacy delivery, full and on off stump. Mark Watt looks to play the reverse sweep but the ball sneaks in under his bat. The ball crashes into the off stump and Watt also departs for a golden duck. Four wickets fall in the final over as Scotland end with 165/9!
019.619.5: Kabua Morea to Josh Davey, OUT! CAUGHT! Another bites the dust! In the slot and Josh Davey gives it his all as he clubs it right back over the bowler's head. For a moment it looked to be sailing over the long on fence but Lega Siaka, stationed over there remains unfazed. He takes the catch with ease and Josh Davey has to depart for a golden duck.
119.519.4: Kabua Morea to Michael Leask, OUT! RUN OUT! Slight hesitation and Michael Leask pays the price for it. Length again and outside off, Leask walks across his stumps and pulls it towards deep square leg. Assad Vala gets to it quickly and Leask pushes for the second. Kiplin Doriga, behind the stumps whips off the bails in a flash and the replay shows that Leask was not even in the frame. Leask has to depart.
619.419.3: Kabua Morea to Michael Leask, SIX! WOW! That is some shot from Michael Leask. A length ball, outside off and angled across. Leask shuffles across and flat-bats it over the square leg fence for a biggie.
019.319.2: Kabua Morea to Chris Greaves, OUT! CAUGHT! A slower one, full and well outside off. Chris Greaves makes the mistake of fetching it from that wide and trying to go across. Greaves ends up skying it high and towards wide long on. Lega Siaka settles under it and finally pouches it after some juggling. Kabua Morea gets his second wicket.
119.219.1: Kabua Morea to Michael Leask, Well bowled. A wide yorker, Leask slices it to third man for a single.
119.119.1: Kabua Morea to Chris Greaves, No Ball! Pace-off and down the leg side. Chris Greaves looks to paddle it fine but the ball tickles the pads on its way to the keeper. They scamper through for a leg bye and a no ball is called for overstepping. Free Hit to follow.
19 Overs | Runs : 156/5 | Run rate : 8.21
118.618.6: Chad Soper to Chris Greaves, Soper finishes with another short one. Greaves pulls it nicely to deep square leg for a single. Just 5 runs and 2 wickets off the over.
118.518.5: Chad Soper to Michael Leask, Short again, around off. Leask pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
018.418.4: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, OUT! CAUGHT! The dangerman, Richie Berrington has to depart and that is a huge blow to Scotland. Chad Soper has a clear game plan of bowling it short and the plan is working perfectly. Short ball, outside off. Berrington fetches it and clubs it nicely but straight to Charles Amini at the cow corner fence. Amini takes a sharp catch and could this prove to be the difference in a big score and a par score?
218.318.3: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, Bowled into the surface yet again, Berrington inside-edges it past the stumps. The ball goes towards fine leg and they race back for the second.
018.218.2: Chad Soper to Calum MacLeod, OUT! CAUGHT! This one is slower and bowled into the surface, around off stump. Calum MacLeod tries to fetch it and pull it across but ends up getting a top edge towards wide long on. Kabua Morea runs around from deep mid-wicket and takes a brilliant catch. Scotland lose their fourth and Chad Soper has done the job for his team.
118.118.1: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, Banged in, around off stump. Richie Berrington pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
18 Overs | Runs : 150/3 | Run rate : 8.33
117.617.6: Nosaina Pokana to Richie Berrington, A low full toss, on middle. Richie Berrington walks across but sweeps it straight to backward square leg. Just a single then and only 4 runs off the over.
117.517.5: Nosaina Pokana to Calum MacLeod, This is top class bowling. Another perfect yorker, around off stump. Calum MacLeod can't get under it and bunts it back onto the deck. The bowler misfields and they scamper through for a quick single.
017.417.4: Nosaina Pokana to Calum MacLeod, Calum MacLeod shuffles across his stumps and Pokana follows him with a brilliant yorker. MacLeod looks to sweep it away but can't make the connection.
017.317.3: Nosaina Pokana to Richie Berrington, LEG BYE! A toe-crusher from Nosaina Pokana. A yorker, around leg stump and Richie Berrington can't do anything about it as he gets rapped on the pads. The ball rolls on the off side and they get a leg bye.
017.217.2: Nosaina Pokana to Richie Berrington, Back of a length, on leg stump. Richie Berrington can't get it away on the leg side.
117.117.1: Nosaina Pokana to Calum MacLeod, Valiant effort but in vain. Pokana misses the wide yorker and serves a full toss, MacLeod also misses out as he mistimes it uppishly towards cover. The fielder dives in but fumbles as the ball lands in front of him. Just a single in the end.
17 Overs | Runs : 146/3 | Run rate : 8.59
116.616.6: Chad Soper to Calum MacLeod, Short again and this is pulled firmly to deep square leg for a run.
116.516.5: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, Change of pace and this is shorter in length, outside off. Berrington pulls it down to wide long on and rotates the strike.
616.416.4: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, SIX! Fetch that! In the slot, outside off. Richie Berrington gets low and smokes this one back over the bowler's head for a huge maximum. That's his 49th six in T20Is as well.
016.316.3: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, Good-length ball, around off and tapped back to the bowler.
216.216.2: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, Fullish ball, on middle and leg, Richie Berrington flicks it behind square on the leg side and picks up a couple of runs.
116.116.1: Chad Soper to Calum MacLeod, A length ball, on middle. MacLeod presents the full face of the bat and pushes it to long on for a single.
16 Overs | Runs : 135/3 | Run rate : 8.44
415.715.6: Kabua Morea to Richie Berrington, FOUR! Nicley played! Touch fuller, on middle. Richie Berrington clears his front leg and whacks it over the bowler's head. Beats the long on fielder and fetches himself a boundary. 15 runs coming from the over. Scotland are motoring along very well. 
115.615.5: Kabua Morea to Calum MacLeod, Full again, outside off. Calum MacLeod steers it to sweeper cover for a single. 
415.515.4: Kabua Morea to Calum MacLeod, FOUR! Calum MacLeod gets into the act now! What a shot to collect a boundary. Full and on off, Calum MacLeod plays a reverse sweep. Bisects the short third and point fielder perfectly and gets a boundary. 
015.415.3: Kabua Morea to Calum MacLeod, Fuller in length, on off, patted back to the bowler. 
115.315.2: Kabua Morea to Richie Berrington, Full and outside off, Richie Berrington drills it to sweeper cover for a single. 
415.215.1: Kabua Morea to Richie Berrington, FOUR! Length ball, outside off. Richie Berrington sits low and clubs it straight down the ground towards long off for a boundary. He brings up his fifty as well. 
015.115.1: Kabua Morea to Richie Berrington, WIDE! Full and wide, way too outside off. Richie Berrington leaves it alone. Wided. 
15 Overs | Runs : 121/3 | Run rate : 8.07
114.614.6: Simon Atai to Richie Berrington, Flatter delivery, around off. Richie Berrington drives it to long off. He retains the strike by picking up a single. Moves onto 48. 
114.514.5: Simon Atai to Calum MacLeod, Floats it up, outside off. Calum MacLeod rocks back and cuts it through cover-point for a run. 
014.414.4: Simon Atai to Calum MacLeod, Outside off, worked towards covers. 
014.314.3: Simon Atai to Matthew Cross, OUT! CAUGHT! Papua New Guinea get the much needed breakthrough and Simon Atai is the man to provide that. Bowls it short again, on middle. This time, Matthew Cross gets low and smacks it straight down the throat of the deep mid-wicket fielder. Charles Amini is stationed there and takes the catch without any trouble. Matthew Cross has to walk back to the pavilion. Nonetheless a good knock from him. 
114.214.2: Simon Atai to Richie Berrington, Loopy ball, on off. Richie Berrington drives it through covers for a single. 
114.114.1: Simon Atai to Matthew Cross, Short and on middle, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a single. That was way too short but Simon Atai gets away with that one. 
14 Overs | Runs : 116/2 | Run rate : 8.29
113.713.6: Charles Amini to Matthew Cross, Full and on middle, clipped through square leg for a single.
113.613.5: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, This one is tucked away off the pads to deep square leg for a single.
013.513.4: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, Flatter and quicker outside off, Richie Berrington charges down the track and blocks it out. 
113.413.3: Charles Amini to Matthew Cross, Quicker ball, outside off. Matthew Cross sweeps it down to long on for a single. 
113.313.2: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, Short and outside off, slapped to deep cover for a run.
013.213.2: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, WIDE! Down the leg side. Wide given.
213.113.1: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, Outside off, Richie Berrington works it through mid on. The fielder gives it a chase and keeps it down to two. 
13 Overs | Runs : 109/2 | Run rate : 8.38
412.612.6: Nosaina Pokana to Matthew Cross, FOUR! Another boundary! A full toss, on the pads. Matthew Cross whips it away square of the man at 45. Excellent batting. 
612.512.5: Nosaina Pokana to Matthew Cross, SIX! Scotland have accelarated exceedingly well after the drinks break. This one is slow and in the slot, at 108 kph. Matthew Cross swings his bat hard and sends the bail sailing over the deep mid-wicket fielder who is just a spectator there. A 76 metre maximum. 
212.412.4: Nosaina Pokana to Matthew Cross, Back of a length, on leg. Matthew Cross glances it to deep square leg and comes back for the second run. Good running!
112.312.3: Nosaina Pokana to Richie Berrington, Length ball, on middle. Richie Berrington gets down on one knee and hoicks it to deep square leg for just a single.
412.212.2: Nosaina Pokana to Richie Berrington, FOUR! Fine leg is up inside the circle and the ball races away. On a length on leg, Richie Berrington shimmies down the track and swings his bat but miscues. The ball goes off the inside edge past short fine for a boundary. 
112.112.1: Nosaina Pokana to Matthew Cross, Fuller in length, on middle. Matthew Cross smashes it straight to long on. Only a single.
12 Overs | Runs : 91/2 | Run rate : 7.58
611.611.6: Simon Atai to Richie Berrington, SIX! The fielder at deep cover was a mere spectator! Full and on off. Richie Berrington uses his crease and smokes it well over covers for a biggie. 
011.511.5: Simon Atai to Richie Berrington, Short again but was much quicker. Richie Berrington punches it swiftly but finds cover. 
111.411.4: Simon Atai to Matthew Cross, Slightly short and outside off. Cross pushes it through covers for a single. 
211.311.3: Simon Atai to Matthew Cross, Slower through the air, on middle. Matthew Cross hangs back and smashes it to deep mid-wicket. He pushes hard for the second run. The fielder fires a throw at the bowler's end and Richie Berrington dives full stretch to make it back to the crease. Wouldn't have mattered anyway as Simon Atai fails to collect the ball. Comfortable two at the end. 
111.211.2: Simon Atai to Richie Berrington, Catch is the call but it falls well short of deep mid-wicket! Short and on middle, pulled aerially and towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
011.111.1: Simon Atai to Richie Berrington, Flatter on middle, swept to short fine leg. 
11 Overs | Runs : 81/2 | Run rate : 7.36
610.610.6: Charles Amini to Matthew Cross, SIX! MASSIVE! Can this over change the momentum? Full and on middle. Matthew Cross gets on his knee and slogs it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 14 runs from the over. 
110.510.5: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, Around off, a full ball, pushed on the off side for a single.
410.410.4: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, FOUR! Welcome boundary and a much-needed one! A full ball, on off. Richie Berrington gets low and smacks it through cover for a boundary. Long off runs across but to no avail.
110.310.3: Charles Amini to Matthew Cross, On middle, eased down to long on for one run.
110.210.2: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, Short in length, on off, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
110.110.1: Charles Amini to Matthew Cross, Fuller and on off. Cross wrists it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
10 Overs | Runs : 67/2 | Run rate : 6.7
19.69.6: Simon Atai to Matthew Cross, Flatter and on off. Cross pushes it to covers for a quick single. At the halfway mark, Scotland are 67/2.
19.59.5: Simon Atai to Richie Berrington, Sees Berrington come down the track, Atai drags his length back and serves it on middle, drilled down to long on for a single. 
19.49.4: Simon Atai to Matthew Cross, Short again, around off. Cross rocks back and cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.
19.39.3: Simon Atai to Richie Berrington, Flatter, quicker and on middle. Richie Berrington flicks it to deep square leg for one more.
19.29.2: Simon Atai to Matthew Cross, Short and angling on middle. Cross hangs back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Just one. 
19.19.1: Simon Atai to Richie Berrington, Tossed up on off. Richie Berrington nudges it to long on for a single. 
9 Overs | Runs : 61/2 | Run rate : 6.78
18.68.6: Nosaina Pokana to Richie Berrington, A length ball, on off. Richie Berrington works it through covers for one more.
08.58.5: Nosaina Pokana to Matthew Cross, Leg bye! On a length, on middle, a slower ball. Matthew Cross looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on the pads. The ball rolls on the off side and the batters take a leg bye. 
18.48.4: Nosaina Pokana to Richie Berrington, Full and on middle. Richie Berrington pushes it straight down the ground for a single. 
18.38.3: Nosaina Pokana to Matthew Cross, Fuller again, on middle, tucked to deep square leg for a single. 
18.28.2: Nosaina Pokana to Richie Berrington, Tight single! Fuller again and on off. Richie Berrington defends it towards mid off and takes a quick single. 
18.18.1: Nosaina Pokana to Matthew Cross, Fuller and on the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a single.
8 Overs | Runs : 55/2 | Run rate : 6.88
17.67.6: Charles Amini to Matthew Cross, Another single to end the over. Flatter delivery, cut away on the off side.
17.57.5: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, Shortish ball, around off. Richie Berrington cuts it off the back foot through cover-point and picks up a single.
17.47.4: Charles Amini to Matthew Cross, Slightly shorter, on off. Cross goes deep in his crease and eases it down to long off for another one.
17.37.3: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, On middle and pushed down the ground for one. Smart batting from Berrington.
47.27.2: Charles Amini to Richie Berrington, FOUR! Dragged down and punished. Richie Berrington rocks back and pulls this one into the mid-wicket fence. 50 up for Scotland.
17.17.1: Charles Amini to Matthew Cross, Very full, around off. Cross drives it through covers for a single.
7 Overs | Runs : 46/2 | Run rate : 6.57
16.66.6: Lega Siaka to Matthew Cross, Fullish ball, well outside off. Cross fetches this one and sweeps it to deep square leg for a run.
16.56.5: Lega Siaka to Richie Berrington, Flatter one, on middle and skidding on. Berrington goes on the back foot and works it through mid-wicket for a single.
66.46.4: Lega Siaka to Richie Berrington, SIX! Bang! That one has gone 97 metres! Nicely flighted delivery, on middle. Richie Berrington dances down the track and lifts this one well over the long on fence for a biggie.
06.36.3: Lega Siaka to Richie Berrington, Flighted ball, around the off pole. Berrington defends it off the front foot.
06.26.2: Lega Siaka to Richie Berrington, Nicely tossed up, on off. Richie Berrington prods and defends it out.
06.16.1: Lega Siaka to Matthew Cross, LEG BYE! Loopy, slower ball, on the pads. Cross looks to play the paddle sweep but he misses. The ball goes off the pads towards short fine leg and they get a leg bye.
6 Overs | Runs : 38/2 | Run rate : 6.33
05.65.6: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, Good-length ball, again outside off, with a hint of away movement. A play and a miss from Richie Berrington. Scotland are 37/2 at the end of the Powerplay.
05.55.5: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, Fullish ball, outside off and nipping away. Richie Berrington looks to play the expansive drive but misses.
05.45.4: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, Angled in on middle and leg, Berrington gets an inside edge onto the pads.
45.35.3: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, FOUR! A short ball, on leg stump. Richie Berrington rocks back and rolls the wrist, places it perfectly behind square on the leg side and picks up a boundary.
05.25.2: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, Length again, around off and nudged to cover-point.
05.15.1: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, Back of a length, punched off the back foot to short cover.
5 Overs | Runs : 33/2 | Run rate : 6.6
04.64.6: Kabua Morea to Matthew Cross, A length ball, outside off. This is dabbed down to backward point.
04.54.5: Kabua Morea to Matthew Cross, Peach! Good-length ball, in that channel around off and going across the right-hander. Matthew Cross looks to play it on the off side but the ball zips past the outside edge.
44.44.4: Kabua Morea to Matthew Cross, FOUR! Good-looking shot from Matthew Cross. Pitched up, on off and driven just to the right of the mid off fielder. The fielder gets a finger on it but the ball races away to the fence.
04.34.3: Kabua Morea to Matthew Cross, Length again, on the off pole and curving back in. Cross gets caught on the crease and inside edges it onto the pads.
04.24.2: Kabua Morea to Matthew Cross, On a length, around off and slowed up. Cross defends it out.
14.14.1: Kabua Morea to Richie Berrington, Fullish ball, on middle and shaping back in nicely. Richie Berrington clips it off his legs to deep square leg for one.
4 Overs | Runs : 28/2 | Run rate : 7
03.63.6: Chad Soper to Richie Berrington, A risky leg bye! Back of a length, on middle. Richie Berrington is late to close the face of his bat. The ball goes off the thigh pad past the keeper. He collects the ball and fires a throw at the batter's end but misses. The batters get a leg bye.
13.53.5: Chad Soper to Matthew Cross, Short of a length, on leg. Matthew Cross tucks it to deep square leg for one. 
03.43.4: Chad Soper to George Munsey, OUT! CAUGHT! Back of a length, on middle and leg. George Munsey decides to muscle the ball across. The timing isn't right and the ball skies up in the air off the lower half of the bat. Gets more height than the distance. Lega Siaka from deep square leg, runs ahead and takes a simple catch. Scotland lose both their openers now. This is a good start from Papua New Guinea.
03.33.3: Chad Soper to George Munsey, Fullish ball, on off. Driven to point. 
13.23.2: Chad Soper to Matthew Cross, Chad Soper takes the pace off this time! Slower ball, outside off. Matthew Cross look to pat it on the off side but gets an inside edge. The ball rolls to fine leg for a single. 
23.13.1: Chad Soper to Matthew Cross, Well timed stroke! Length ball, outside off. Matthew Cross stands up on his toes and glides it towards deep backward point for a brace. 
3 Overs | Runs : 23/1 | Run rate : 7.67
12.62.6: Kabua Morea to Matthew Cross, Excellent over from Kabua Morea! A wicket and just a single from it. Very full and swinging in late, on leg. Matthew Cross brings out his bat just in time and pushes it to mid on for a single. 
02.52.5: Kabua Morea to Matthew Cross, On a length, around off. Matthew Cross presses forward and pushes it towards covers. 
02.42.4: Kabua Morea to Matthew Cross, On a good length, on off. Matthew Cross guides it to backward point.
02.32.3: Kabua Morea to Matthew Cross, Length ball, on off, shaping into the batter. Matthew Cross defends it on the off side. 
02.22.2: Kabua Morea to Kyle Coetzer, OUT! TIMBER! Kabua Morea draws first blood. Good-length ball, on middle, shaping back in. Kind of a banana swing there. Kyle Coetzer looks to push it on the off side but is outfoxed completely by the inward movement. He misses and the ball crashes the wooden furniture behind him. Kabua Morea is pumped up and Scotland lose their first wicket. 
02.12.1: Kabua Morea to Kyle Coetzer, Fuller in length, on middle. Kyle Coetzer flicks it to mid-wicket. 
2 Overs | Runs : 22/0 | Run rate : 11
01.61.6: Charles Amini to George Munsey, On the pads, George Munsey this time fails to sweep it. The ball hits the pads and rolls to short fine leg. 
21.51.5: Charles Amini to George Munsey, Short and on middle, Munsey clogs it over mid on for a couple of runs. 
41.41.4: Charles Amini to George Munsey, FOUR! Two in a row! Quicker and fuller, on middle. George Munsey goes down on one knee again and plays an aerial sweep towards deep square leg for another boundary. 
41.31.3: Charles Amini to George Munsey, FOUR! George Munsey is so strong on the leg side! Slower and wider, George Munsey walks across, gets low and sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a boundary. 
01.21.2: Charles Amini to George Munsey, George Munsey makes room for himself but the bowler follows him and bowls a loopy ball on leg, Munsey nudges it to mid on.
11.11.1: Charles Amini to Kyle Coetzer, Loopy ball, on middle. Kyle Coetzer tucks it on the leg side for one. 
1 Overs | Runs : 11/0 | Run rate : 11
10.70.6: Nosaina Pokana to Kyle Coetzer, On a good length, on middle. Kyle Coetzer bunts it towards mid on and scampers across for a single. 11 runs off the first over. 
40.60.5: Nosaina Pokana to Kyle Coetzer, FOUR! Kyle Coetzer opens his account in style! Easy pickings for the Scotland captain. Short of a length, outside off. Kyle Coetzer rocks back and slaps it through cover-point. The ball races away to the boundary in a flash. 
00.50.4: Nosaina Pokana to Kyle Coetzer, Fuller in length, shaping in on middle. Kyle Coetzer pushes it to mid on. 
10.40.3: Nosaina Pokana to George Munsey, Nosaina Pokana sees George Munsey shuffling down the leg side, bowls a length ball on the body. George Munsey works it to square leg. He rotates the strike. 
40.30.2: Nosaina Pokana to George Munsey, FOUR! Firsr runs off the bat! Length ball, on leg. George Munsey picks it up early and flicks it to deep square leg. The fielder from fine leg runs to his right to stop the ball but in vain. A boundary. 
00.20.1: Nosaina Pokana to George Munsey, Length ball, on leg, angling in. George Munsey looks to flick but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Nosaina Pokana appeals for an LBW but the umpire shakes his head. 
00.10.1: Nosaina Pokana to George Munsey, WIDE! Nosaina Pokana starts with a full-length ball, down leg. George Munsey looks to flick but misses. Wided called. 
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