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Vanuatu takes gold in men’s cricket with 4 wicket win

first_imgPNG were in trouble batting first as opener Riley Hekure got dismissed for 5.Chris Amini (33) and Dodogo Bau (10) steadied the ship for PNG along with Jason Kila’s 13 runs.But the rest of the PNG batting line up failed to contribute significantly as four wickets fell for only 17 runs.PNG were all bowled out for 98 runs in the 19th over. Vanuatu’s Patrick Matautaava did the damage taking 3/16.In their run chase, Vanuatu got off to a bad start losing their two opening wickets for 7 runs. Matautaava (17) and Nalin Nipoko (49) did the bulk of the job for Vanuatu in chasing down the target.Middle order batsman Ronald Tari hit the winning runs in style in the 17th over smashing a four to deep backward point to finish at 6/101.In the bronze medal play off, Tonga beat New Caledonia by 7 wickets.last_img

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