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Batsmen seal win for PNG

PNG overhauled 177-run target set by Kenya, cruising to victory in 17.4 overs

Batsmen seal win for PNG - Cricket News
Papua New Guinea beat Kenya by four wickets in spite of a spirited 40-ball 53 from Collins Obuya, the Kenyan captain.
Papua New Guinea registered a comfortable four-wicket victory over Kenya in a high-scoring Group B encounter in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier match at the ICC Academy Ground No. 2 in Dubai on Friday (November 15).
 
Kenya's top-order justified the decision to bat first, with Colins Obuya, the captain, leading the charge with an unbeaten 53 off 40 balls. Alex Obanda (26) and Steve Tikolo (38), the openers, made useful contributions as well before Morris Ouma, who scored a 25-ball 37, joined Obuya for a 68-run third-wicket stand off just 55 balls. Christopher Amini, the PNG captain, took 2 for 31 off four overs as Kenya finished with a healthy 176 for 5.
 
In reply, PNG’s openers gave the team a soild platform. By the time Assad Vala (21) and Tony Ura (25), the openers, had departed at the start of the sixth over, PNG was well on its way, with the score at 56 for 2. Kila Pala (46) and Geraint Jones (44) then came together to stitch a 73-run partnership. After a useful cameo of 21 off 11 balls from Chris Kent, Charles Amini (8*) and Jack Vare (1*) ensured PNG won by four wickets and 14 balls to spare. 

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