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T20 World Cup: West Indies’ first win, defeated PNG by five wickets

T20 World Cup: West Indies' first win, defeated PNG by five wickets

The first match of Group C and the second match of the day under T20 World Cup 2024 was played between West Indies and PNG. In this match, PNG, who lost the toss and came to bat first, scored 136 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs, thanks to Sese Bau’s half-century innings. In reply, West Indies scored 137 runs for the loss of five wickets in 19 overs. Rovman Powell’s team won the match by five wickets with six balls to spare.

Roston-Russell turned the match in the last overs

Chasing the target, West Indies started with a jolt. Eli Nao made Johnson Carles his victim. He returned to the pavilion without opening the account. After this, Nicholas Pooran took over the front. He shared a 53-run partnership for the second wicket with opener Brandon King. John Kariko dismissed wicketkeeper-batsman Pooran on the first ball of the ninth over. He managed to score 27 runs with the help of one four and two sixes. At the same time, King returned to the dugout after scoring 34 runs. In this match, Rovman Powell was out after scoring 15 runs and Rutherford after scoring two runs. Roston Chase and Andre Russell took charge in the death overs. There was an unbeaten partnership of 40 runs between the two. Roston scored 42 runs against PNG while Russell scored 15 runs. For PNG, Assad Vala took two wickets while Eli, Soper and Kariko got one wicket each.

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