PNG down Tonga by 8 wickets

The PNG A side won their second game today beating Tonga by 8 wickets in men’s cricket at the Pacific Games.

Tonga batted first with Nikolasi Moala (14) and Aloisio Pau’u (22) putting on a solid opening partnership of 36.

But good bowling from PNG’s Alei Nao had the pair dismissed.

The rest of the Tongan batters did not put up much of a fight as the next five wickets fell for 18 runs.

Tail ender Lea Tenisi chipped in late in the innings with 12 runs.

Tonga was all bowled out for a measly 83.

Jason Kila was the best of the PNG bowlers picking up 3/10.

PNG chased down the target easily in the 10th over thanks to a fired up Raho Sam (33) and Kipling Doriga (26).

The winning run was hit by Jason Kila with a stroke along the ground to mid-on.

In other matches, Vanuatu beat New Caledonia by 73 runs.

Troy Taule