Sunday 11 May 2014 

PNG Win ICC EAP Women's Trophy

Papua New Guinea beat hosts Japan to win the 2014 ICC East-Asia Pacific (EAP) Women's Trophy by 11 runs in a dramatic final.

They successfully defended a score of 113 for three but were run close by Japan, who were bowled out for 102 in reply.

Japan slipped to eight for three early in their run chase and although they recovered to 80 for five, PNG held their nerve at the end.

Their win means they have qualified for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2015, from which they will bid to reach the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2016, which will be held in India.

Samoa thrashed the Cook Islands by 110 runs to finish third.

Moelagi Tuilagi scored a tournament-record 104 as they hit 198 for two and in reply, the Cook Islands managed just 88 for seven.

Samoa's Regina Lili'I was named as the player of the tournament after scoring 119 runs and taking 10 wickets.

Leading run-scorer was Japan's Ema Kuribayashi and leading wicket-taker was PNG's Boni David.

© Cricket World 2014

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