After a 1-day break, the Day 3 of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup East Asia-Pacific Region Qualifier 2019 resumed on 9th May.
In the first session at Ground 1, the hosts Vanuatu took on Samoa.
Vanuatu won the toss and elected to bat first. Only Andrew and Chilia reached the double figures as their side was all out for just 58 runs on the board. Telea took 3-9 and supported by Tato 2-8 and Iosefo 2-12.
Samoa chased the target of 59 in 15 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Skipper Lili’i remained unbeaten with 37 runs.
Vanuatu vs Samoa
Vanuatu 58 all out in 17.3 overs (R Andrew 19, Chilia 13, Telea 3-9, Tato 2-8)
Samoa 59-2 in 15 overs (RSM Lili’i 37*)
Samoa won by 8 wickets.
Japan met Fiji in the first session at Ground 2.
Japan suffered a terrible start and quickly they found themselves 6-68 after 12 overs. But a quick fire 22 off 18 deliveries by No. 10 batter Miyaji helped them to reach 118-9 at the end of the 20 overs. Miyaji was helped by Iko who also scored 22 runs. Extras played a massive part in Japanese total as Fiji bowers gave away 28 runs.
Chasing 119 for victory Fiji’s inning ended with 87 runs in 20 overs as only Lomani and Tagilala reached double figures and posted 27 runs each. Japan won the match by 31 runs.
Japan vs Fiji
Japan 118-9 (E Iko 22, S Miyaji 22*, Tilau 2-24, Vuadreu 2-25)
Fiji 87-8 in 15 overs (S Lomani 27, A Tagilala 27, N Tokizawa 2-7, S Miyaji 2-19)
Japan won by 31 runs.
Japan played their second match of the day as they met Papua New Guinea in the second session at Ground 1.
Japan won the toss and elected to bat. None of the batters could reach the double figures as their team was all out for just 37 runs in 19.3 overs. They had lost 9 wickets for just 25 runs in 12 overs but the last pair held the fort and added 12 runs. Arua was the most clinical bowler with 5-9.
Papua New Guinea just took 6.2 overs to chase the target of 38 runs without losing a wicket. Jimmy and Ruma remained unbeaten with 18 and 19 runs respectively.
Japan vs Papua New Guinea
Japan 37 all out in 19.3 overs (M Shiraishi 7, K Arua 7-5)
Papua New Guinea 38-0 in 6.2 overs (T Ruma 19*, S Jimmy 18*)
Papua New Guinea won by 10 wickets.
For the final fixture of the day 3, the hosts Vanuatu played their second match as they met Indonesia in the second session at Ground 2.
Vanuatu won the toss and elected to field first. Only Winda Prastini offered any resistance by scoring 16 runs as no other batter reached the double figures. With the help of 15 extra runs, Indonesia could post 62 runs as they were all out in 16.5 overs. Tastuki took 3-9 for the hosts.
Vanuatu chased the target of 63 runs in 18.1 overs. Navaika remained unbeaten with 19 runs as Eduard took 3-9 for Indonesia.
Indonesia vs Vanuatu
Indonesia 62 all out in 16.5 overs (K Winda Prastini 16, L Tastuki 3-9, Solman 2-3)
Vanuatu 63-6 in 18.1 overs (N Navaika 19*, L Tastuki 14, E Eduard 3-9)
Vanuatu won by 4 wickets.
Points after Day 3: Papua New Guinea 8, Samoa 8, Vanuatu 4, Indonesia 2, Japan 2, Fiji 0.
Fixtures of the Day 4 will be played on 10th May.