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Succesful start for Windies

June 2, 2024

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – West Indies defeated Papua New Guinea by five wickets in the opening Group C game of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup at the Guyana National Stadium on Sunday.

Here is the scoreboard of that opening Group C match:


T Ura c wkp Pooran b Shepherd 2

*Assad Vala c Chase b Joseph 21

L Siaka b Hosein 1

Sese Bau b Joseph 50

Hiri Hiri c Powell b Motie 2

C Amini c wkp Pooran b Russell 12

+K Doriga not out 27

C Soper b Russell 10

A Nao run out 0

K Morea not out 2

Extras (lb1, w7, nb1) 9

TOTAL (8 wkts, 20 overs) 136

Did not bat: J Kariko 

Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Ura), 2-7 (Siaka), 3-34 (Assad Vala), 4-50 (Hiri Hiri), 5-94 (Amini), 6-98 (Sese Bau), 7-122 (Soper), 8-130 (Nao)

Bowling: Hosein 3-0-9-1, Shepherd 3-0-23-1 (w1), Russell 3-0-19-2 (w1), Chase 4-0-26-0 (w3), Joseph 4-0-34-2 (w1, nb1), Motie 3-0-24-1


B King c Siaka b Vala 34

J Charles lbw b Nao 0

+N Pooran c Ura b Kariko 27

R Chase not out 42

*R Powell c wkp Doriga b Soper 15

S Rutherford c wkp Doriga b Vala 2

A Russell not out 15

Extras (lb2) 2

TOTAL (5 wkts, 19 overs) 137

Did not bat: R Shepherd, A Hosein, A Joseph, G Motie 

Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Charles), 2-61 (Pooran), 3-63 (King), 4-85 (Powell), 5-97 (Rutherford) 

Bowling: Morea 3-0-30-0, Nao 2-1-9-1, Soper 3-0-19-1, Sese Bau 1-0-18-0, Kariko 4-0-17-1, Assad Vala 4-1-28-2, Amini 2-0-14-0.

Result: West Indies won by five wickets.

Man-of-the-Match: Roston Chase.

Toss: West Indies.

Umpires: Adrian Holdstock, Rashid Riaz; TV – Ahsan Raza.

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