10 Nov 2014

Sport: Fiji teen slams century in cricket victory

12:45 pm on 10 November 2014

An impressive 106 from 95 balls from 18-year-old Beitaki Mua has ensured Fiji continue its winning ways on its cricket tour of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

Having won the toss against a strong looking Sunshine Coast Scorchers XI, Fiji batted first and were bowled out for 286 in the 49th over of their allotted 50 overs.

Key contributions with the bat where made by Viliame Yabaki 31 and Manase Ravula 33.

However Mua's maiden hundred was the highlight of the Fijian innings.

Opening the batting Mua batted with poise and determination for 35 overs and reached his hundred with a trademark cut shot through point.

In reply the hosts struggled from the start to keep up with the required run rate and after 50 overs finished 164/7.

Riyad Khan was the pick of the bowlers finishing with figures of 2-19 from 10 overs.

Khan benefited from the helpful conditions for spin bowling and was unlucky not to be rewarded with more wickets.

The win takes Fiji's record to seven wins from seven matches.

They will hope to take their superb form into the Twenty20 World Cup and 50 over World League Qualifiers in Lismore, New South Wales at the end of the month.

Fiji cricket coach Shane Jurgensen

Fiji cricket coach Shane Jurgensen Photo: Cricket Fiji