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Day 2 wrap: UAE, Scotland & PNG back in the hunt, Dutch strong, Ireland wobbly.

Wins for Netherlands, Scotland and PNG in Group A while Jersey and UAE opened their accounts in Abu Dhabi


On Saturday, a bumper Day 2 of five matches gave us more pulsating cricket as the Netherlands won their second in two days, sending them to the top of Group with a commanding victory over Namibia in the afternoon game at ICCA.

That same ground saw PNG’s first ever international hattrick when EC Ambassador Norman Vanua ripped through the Bermudan middle order in the morning game. The Gombey Warriors never recovered from there and the Barras won by ten wickets, hoping to get their form back on track after having lost eight CWC League 2 matches on the trot in the preceding months.

Norman Vanua
Vanua after getting his hattrick (Photo: ICC)

Scotland responded to their “shock” loss to Singapore on Friday by beating Kenya by 31 runs, on the back of a Richie Berrington scoring 27 and taking 3 for 17 in a POTM performance befitting his number 4 position in the ICC all rounder rankings in the format. Wicketkeeper bat Matthew Cross and Tom Sole put on 53 in 4.3 overs for the sixth wicket to help the Saltires get to 170/6.

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Sole was then the lone spinner to take a wicket as Safyaan Sharif and Josh Davey each took two along with Berrington’s three to restrict Kenya to 139/8 after a promising start.

UAE will have hoped they have turned their fortunes around after their sub-par performance on Day 1 against Oman when they put in an impressive showing in the evening game at Zayed Stadium, beating Ireland by 5 wickets.

Rohan Mustafa on Day 2
Mustafa bowling during his spell of 4 for 18 (Photo: ICC)

Rohan Mustafa was Mr Everywhere with 37 runs, 4 wickets, 2 run outs and a catch.

In Group B’s the morning game, Jersey made light work of debutants Nigeria, defeating them by 69 runs.

Tables after Day 2

Papua New Guinea11024.26
Hong Kong1010-1.292

Day 3 Fixtures:

20 October: PNG v Namibia (10h00), Bermuda v Singapore (14h10) at ICC Academy 2; Hong Kong v Oman (14h10) at Zayed Cricket Stadium (broadcast), Canada v Jersey (10h00) at ADC 1.

Tim Cutler
Former CEO of Cricket Hong Kong and self-confessed emerging cricket nerd, Tim is a tenacious advocate for the growth of the sport and is a pundit, commentator and writer on cricket’s emerging world especially on events, strategy and funding.


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