Papua New Guinea and Namibia secure ODI status for the upcoming WC
Namibia beat Hong Kong by 151 runs and Papua New Guinea beat Oman by 145 runs to reclaim their one-day International (ODI) status on Friday and and a place in ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.
The success empowered Namibia to complete second on the log and they will battle against Oman in the final on Saturday, yet more significantly, Namibia has additionally verified One Day International (ODI) status by completing among the main four spots.
Papua New Guinea likewise verified a best four finish by the tightest of edges subsequent to beating Oman by 145 runs.
The top four teams will presently contend in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 alongside Scotland, UAE and Nepal over a two-year time frame beginning in July 2021.
Namibia vs Hong Kong
Namibia’s triumph against Hong Kong fell off a splendid batting exertion that saw them gather an enormous 393 runs for three wickets off their 50 overs. JP Kotze was the main destroyer, scoring 148 off just 86 balls. His innings consisted of 9 sixes and 15 fours. Stephen Baard additionally scored a century prior being dismissed for 122 which fell off 128 balls.
Hong Kong skipper Anshuman Rath and Kinchit Shah kept their expectations buzzing with a 132-run second wicket partnership, yet Craig Williams got the achievement, expelling Rath for 76 off 81 balls and Shah for 56 off 52 balls.
But from that point on the wickets fell routinely as Hong Kong lost their 10 wickets in just 245 runs. Williams was the standout bowler by taking two wickets for 41 runs.
PNG vs Oman
On the other hand, in the PNG vs Oman match PNG’s dream to secure the ODI status seemed impossible when they lost 5 wickets in just 32 runs batting first. But with the miraculous comeback innings from Sese Bau and Kiplin Doriga helped PNG to post a modest total of 221 runs to compete the match.
Sese Bau scored 80 runs from 92 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes while Kiplin Doriga scored 65 runs from 91 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Fayyaz Butt and Mohammad Nadeem both took 4 wickets for Oman.
Chasing the target of 222 runs, Oman lost their wickets continuously and they were never in a position of winning the match. They were knocked by just 76 runs inside 28.2 overs. Captain Khawar Ali was the highest run scorer for Oman with 29 runs from 72 balls.
Nosaina Pokana took 5-wicket haul to seal the biggest victory for his team.