PH stuns Japan
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.