Papua New Guinea Qualifies for 2024 T20 World Cup Crushing Philippines By 100 Runs

Papua New Guinea (PNG) secured its spot as the 15th team to qualify for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA, emerging as the sole representative from the East Asia-Pacific Qualifier. In a dominant display, PNG defeated the Philippines by 100 runs at Amini Park, with standout performances from Tony Ura, skipper Assad Vala, and Charles Amini, scoring 61, 59, and 53 runs respectively.

Batting first, PNG posted an impressive total of 229/6. The Philippines tried to chase but fell short by a significant margin. PNG’s medium-pacer Kabua Morea took two crucial wickets, while Sese Bau, John Kariko, and Hri Hiri proved highly economical.

With a clean sheet after five games, PNG currently leads the qualifying chart. They have one more match against Japan, which is essentially a dead rubber.

The upcoming 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will feature 20 teams, and there are still five berths up for grabs. One team from the Americas Qualifier in Bermuda and two teams each from the Asia and Africa Qualifiers in Nepal and Namibia will complete the tournament’s lineup. Exciting matches lie ahead as teams vie for the remaining coveted spots.

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