Thursday 7 February 2013 

Papua New Guinea Qualify For ICC WT20 Qualifier

Papua New Guinea Qualify For ICC WT20 Qualifier
Papua New Guinea Qualify For ICC WT20 Qualifier
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Papua New Guinea have qualified for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, which will take place later this year, by virtue of winning the ICC East-Asia Pacific Championship in Auckland.

Having dominated the tournament, they beat Vanuatu by 38 runs in the final, after Cook Islands, Indonesia, Japan, Samoa had fallen by the wayside.

Charles Amini (51 in 30 balls) and Assadollah Vala (38 in 36) helped set up PNG's score of 159 for six, although Vanuatu fought hard in reply before they were bowled out for 121.

Pipi Raho and Norman Vanua both took three wickets.

16 teams will head to Dubai later this year, where the top six teams will qualify for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

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