PH stuns Ja­pan

Tempo - - Sports -

The Philip­pines bested Ja­pan by three runs Thurs­day and moved to the top of the lad­der in the T20 Cricket World Cup qual­i­fiers at the Friend­ship Oval in Das­mar­iñas, Cavite.

The thrilling win means the Philip­pines is now one game clear of Ja­pan and in the box seat to win the tour­na­ment.

As it has done in past games, the Philip­pine team was able to main­tain its com­po­sure un­der pres­sure to get across the line against a tal­ented Ja­pan team.

The Philip­pines has now won ev­ery match when it won the coin toss be­fore the game to de­cide who bats and bowls, so the omens were good when cap­tain Jonathan Hill called cor­rectly again and opted to bat.

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