PNG beat UAE by 2 wickets. A thrilling game going down the wire and PNG win of the penultimate ball.
Just 2 in the penultimate over. 6 needed of the last 6.
8 needed off 12 balls and Frank is OUT. Going down the wire.
And another one! Srinivasan removes both the set batters to give UAE a chance. 10 needed.
Oops, spoke too soon. 11 needed but another wicket gone. UAE is trying to fight back.
Ladies and Gentleman, PNG ready to cause an upset here. The group is wide open now.
PNG slowly closing in on a win. Another upset on the cards?
UAE steadily playing scoring 33 for the loss of their second wicket to Seneviratna.
The two who rescued UAE’s innings (Nagraj and Srinivasan) open the bowling for them. PNG are 12 with Nagraj picking the wicket of John.
UAE somehow put up a score of 83 on board with No. 8 Srinivasan top-scoring with 22 getting run out of the final ball. After the openers got out, wickets continued to fell for UAE until Srinivasan and Nagraj constructed a 29 run partnership for the 8th wicket. This should be a tricky chase for PNG.
Srinivasan to the rescue! She has hit 2 fours scoring 16* forming a good 23 run partnership with Roopa Nagraj.
PNG on fire. Some quick fielding here in Amstelveen by the PNG fielders. They have taken 7 wickets till now, 4 of which are run outs.
After a good opening start, UAE loose 5 wickets in the span of 18 balls and adding just 9 runs.
Esha Oza has started steadily with Chaya Mughal as the UAE haven't lost a wicket.
PNG pull off an upset in the last over thriller against UAE
It was the second day of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers, where both Papua New Guinea and United Arab Emirates were playing for 2 points. UAE was playing for their second win whereas PNG was trying to get back in their form. The game was crucial for both the teams in respect of points. After winning the toss, UAE chose to bat first. Openers Esha Oza and Chaya Mughal stepped into the ground and started the innings for UAE. They started off really well but the count of dot balls kept on increasing which created pressure on the batters. Sibona…