Scot­land Cross as Pa­pua New Guinea ease vic­tory

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Pa­pua New Guinea haved leapfrogged Scot­land into sec­ond place in the World Cricket League Cham­pi­onship after a five-wicket win at Amini Park.

Scot­land had raced to 45 for no loss after the end of the sev­enth over but after cap­tain Kyle Coet­zer was run out for 22, the Scot­tish run rate took a dive and they failed to find the boundary in 10 con­sec­u­tive overs.

Matthew Cross (above) was the stand­out per­former, striking 91 from 120 balls with 11 bound­aries, but was caught by Mahuru Dai from the bowl­ing of John Reva and the Saltires were all out for 203.

Pa­pua New Guinea needed around four an over and ate into the 204-run tar­get quickly, with open­ing pair of Vani Morea and Tony Ura tak­ing 40 off the open­ing six overs.

There was a glim­mer of hope when Scot­land re­moved both with the score on 44 but 49 from cap­tain As­sad Vala and an un­beaten 63 from just 54 balls from Dai saw Pa­pua New Guinea home.

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