26 Feb 2008

Papua New Guinea through to Plate semifinal in Malaysia

7:14 am on 26 February 2008

The Papua New Guinea cricket team is through to the Plate semifinal after beating Bermuda by seven wickets at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup match in Malaysia.

Bermuda won the toss and elected to bat first, but excellent bowling by PNG restricted them to 103 runs in 34-point-two overs with Rodny Trot top scoring with 23 runs.

In reply PNG were quick off the mark with Tanti Heni's 15 runs before man of the match Toni Ura stamped his authority, hitting three sixes and seven fours for a 76 not.

A six from Arua Dikana made it looked easy for PNG as they made 108-3 in only 19.4 overs.

PNG will now play the West Indies for the 9-12th position, leaving the loser to slug it out for the 13-16th spot with Malaysia among them.