West Indies Defeat Papua New Guinea by 5 Wickets

T20 World Cup: West Indies Triumph Over Papua New Guinea by 5 Wickets

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T20 World Cup 2024: West Indies Defeat Papua New Guinea by 5 Wickets in Group C Match.

In a Group C match of the T20 World Cup 2024, host team West Indies defeated Papua New Guinea by 5 wickets.

The match was played at Providence, Guyana, where Papua New Guinea set a target of 137 runs for West Indies, which they achieved in the 19th over.

For West Indies, Roston Chase played an unbeaten innings of 42 runs.

Brandon King scored 34 runs and Nicholas Pooran made 27 runs before getting out.

Captain Rovman Powell contributed 15 runs while Andre Russell remained not out with 15 runs.

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Papua New Guinea’s bowlers displayed exceptional performance, making the seemingly easy target challenging for West Indies at one point.

Captain Assad Vala took two wickets, while John Kariko, Chad Soper, and Ali Nao took one wicket each.

Earlier, batting first, Papua New Guinea scored 136 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Sese Bau played a remarkable innings, scoring a half-century with 50 runs off 43 balls.

Wicket keeper-batsman Kiplin Doriga remained not out with 27 runs, and captain Assad Vala added 21 runs. However, other batsmen did not perform significantly.

For West Indies, Andre Russell and Alzarri Joseph took two wickets each, while Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, and Gudakesh Motie each took one wicket.

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