Sport: PNG U19 cricketers finish winless

1:40 pm on 22 October 2015

Papua New Guinea have finished winless and bottom at the Under 19 Cricket World Cup qualifying tournament in Malaysia.

The Garamuts lost their final pool match overnight against the United States by five wickets to make it four losses on the trot.

Batting first, PNG lost both openers inside four overs before the middle order steadied proceedings.

However, Vagi Kora's dismissal for 27 sparked a lower order collapse, with PNG slumping from 154 for 6 to 160 all out in the space of 15 balls.

The Garamuts started strongly with the ball and had the USA at 21 for 3 in the fifth over before a century stand laid the platform for a five wicket win.

Papua New Guinea first competed at the Under 19 World Cup in 1998 and have featured on seven occasions.

Fiji will represent East Asia Pacific at next year's event after winning the regional qualifying tournament this year.