25 Jun 2014

Sport: Vanuatu make good start to U17 Tri-Series

7:28 am on 25 June 2014

Vanuatu have made a perfect start to the inaugural Pasifika Under-17 Cricket Tri-Series in Suva.

After being put into bat in their opening match against Fiji, the Melanesians recovered from 37 for 6 to post 102 for 8.

The hosts also recovered froma shaky start and needed seven runs off the final over to win but lost their final wicket to come up five runs short.

14 year old Stephane Sandy was the pick of the bowlers for Vanuatu, taking 3 for 13, while Fiji's Josaia Baleicikobia top-scored for the match with 38, to add to his two wickets.

Their second match was more clear cut, racking up an imposing 162 for 5 against Tonga before the Kingdom were dismissed for just 39 in the 16th over.