PNG beat Netherlands by 44 runs and seal a spot in the semi-finals. They will be facing Ireland in the semis on 12th July. With 3 losses, Netherlands are out of the tournament without a win. M Tom, the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets.
Three wickets in an over including that of Hannema, the top scorer. NL are 71/7 with PNG slowly booking thier place in the semis.
Halfway mark and Netherlands are nicely poised at 57/3 with a 36 run partnership between Rijke and Hanemma coming to an end in the 9th over.
The end of the powerplay and PNG should be a happy team having taken both the wickets of the Dutch openers.
Siegers bad form continues and Oa has her second wicket. NL 15/2 (3.2)
Sterre Kalis is the first wicket to fall. Ravini Oa takes the wicket. NL 12/1 (2).
Brenda Tau (34) along with Kaia Arua (20*) rescues PNG with a partnership of 41 runs and puts up a decent total of 129/5 on board. Dutch will have the challenge to chase down 130 runs in 120 balls. Tough chase on cards.
Brenda Tau, the star of PNG's victory over UAE is slowly constructing the innings after the sudden fall of 3 wickets in an over. PNG 100/4.
Wickets tumbling everywhere. 3 wickets in an over and the Dutch are staging a comeback.
K John finally departs after scoring 40. PNG in a good position after 80/2 in 12.2 overs.
John has hit just 3 fours but some graceful batting and quick running between the wickets is what PNG is looking forward to. The partnership between John and Tau is now 35 with UAE 67/1.
Powerplay is done and PNG have made a good use of it. They have scored 40 losing just one wicket.
32 run opening partnership between Jimmy and John comes to an end as the former perishes to a ball by van Slobbe. PNG 32/1 (4.3)
Good start by PNG openers Kopi John and Sibona Jimmy. They are playing the Dutch well. 20/0 after 3. Some confidence after their win against UAE last game.
Netherlands: H Siegers (c), De Leede, De Fouw, van Slobbe, Hennema, Corder, Kornet, Rijke, S Siegers, Kalis, van Vliet
PNG: Jimmy, John, Tau, Siaka (c), Ruma, Arua, Frank, Vare, Oa, Araa, Tom
Netherlands have won the toss and decided to field first.
Hello and welcome to the live blog for Match 11 of the World T20 Qualifiers. Ireland and Scotland have qualified from Group B. Netherlands will have to win the game and hope for Bangladesh to beat UAE and then check the NRR. A win or loss for PNG means they will have to wait for the other game to see if they qualify.
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
PNG claims an easy win over Netherlands; reach semis
This match was important for both the teams to qualify for the semi-finals. Netherlands won the toss and elected to field first. Kopi John and Sibona Jimmy opened the inning for Papua New Guinea. Opener Kopi & Sibona gave the side a good start. But after Sibona getting out for 13, Kopi (40) and wicket-keeper Brenda Tau (34) added 48 runs for the 2nd wicket and Papua New Guinea were 80 for 1 in the 12 over. But in 13th over, they lost 3 wickets and PNG team came under pressure. After that Tau & Kaia (20*) added important 41 runs…