Sport: PNG cricketers to take on might of the Windies

1:54 pm on 8 March 2018

Papua New Guinea take on the two-time world champions, the West indies, tonight at the World Cup Cricket Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

PNG's Tony Ura scored a record-setting 151 against Ireland

PNG's Tony Ura scored a record-setting 151 against Ireland Photo: PNG Cricket

The Barramundis must win the match to have any hope of staying alive in the competition and eventual qualification for next year's World Cup, after consecutive defeats against the United Arab Emirates and Ireland.

The stand out individual performance for PNG so far has been the 151 scored by opener Tony Ura, the highest score by a Barramundi ever, in the loss to ireland.

The West Indies started their qualifying campaign with a 60 run win over UAE, thanks to centuries from star batsman Chris Gayle and youngster Shimron Hetmeyer who scored his maiden 100.

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