WI vs PNG: Windies set a target of 137, Sase Bowe’s fifty

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In the first match of T20 World Cup 2024, Windies restricted PNG to 136 runs.PNG is participating in the T20 World Cup for the first time.

New Delhi. West Indies restricted Papua New Guinea to 136 runs on the back of disciplined bowling by its bowlers. In the second match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, the bowlers of the host West Indies bowled brilliantly. Windies have a target of 137 runs. The game has been suspended due to rain. Chasing, Windies scored 8 runs in 1.4 overs. After this the game was stopped due to rain. Windies did not get off to a good start and lost the wicket of opener Johnson Charles for a total of 8. Charles could not even open an account. When the game was stopped due to rain, Brandon King was present at the crease scoring 8 runs while Niklas Puran could not open the account even after 3 balls.

Sase Bau top scored for Papua New Guinea with 50 runs while captain Asad Wala returned to the pavilion with 21 runs. The batsmen of the PNG team, who were playing the T20 World Cup for the first time, could not hit the shots freely. In this match played at Providence Stadium in Guyana, Windies fielded 6 bowlers, out of which 5 bowlers took wickets. Russell and Joseph took 2 wickets each.

Earlier, Windies captain Rovman Powell won the toss and decided to bowl first. Papua New Guinea had a very poor start. He lost the wicket of opener Tony Ura for a total of 5 runs. Tony was caught by Romario Shepherd off Nicholas Pooran. Tony was dismissed for 2 runs. Aqeel Hussain bowled Lega Siaka to give PNG another blow. Lega managed to score only one run in 2 balls. Captain Asad Vala was dismissed after scoring 21 runs in 22 balls. He was caught out by Roston Chase off Alzari Joseph. Russell clean bowled Chad Soper for a personal score of 10 runs.

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PNG lost the captain’s wicket at the score of 34. Heiri Heiri Gudakesh was caught out by captain Rowman Powell on a pearl ball. Heeri returned to the pavilion scoring 2 runs. PNG lost their fifth wicket in the form of Charles Amini. Amini was caught out by Puran at Russell’s personal score of 12. Sase Bau was dismissed after scoring 50 runs. He hit 6 fours and a six off 43 balls. Eli Now was run out by Joseph on a personal score of nil.

Tags: Alzari Joseph, Rowman Powell, T20 World Cup, West Indies

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