Scotland Cross as Papua New Guinea ease victory
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.