22 Aug 2012

Sport: PNG cricketers create history at U19 World Cup

10:28 am on 22 August 2012

Papua New Guinea has created history by beating a test playing nation for the first time at the Under 19 Cricket World Cup.

The Garamuts avenged a heavy defeat to Zimbabwe on the opening day of the tournament, to beat the African side by 12 runs on Tuesday.

PNG's total of 235 was set up by a opening stand of 48 between Dogodo Bau and Lega Siaka, who made 50, while Charles Amini added 63.

In reply, Zimbabwe seemed in complete control at 108 without loss after 19 overs before collapsing to be all out for 223.

Kabua Vagi Morea was the pick of the PNG bowlers with 3 for 26.

The East Asia Pacific champions will now play off against Nepal on Thursday for 13th place, having beaten them in a warm-up fixture a couple of weeks ago.