2019 United States Tri-Nation Series

The 2019 United States Tri-Nation Series was the second round of the 2019–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 cricket tournament and took place in the United States in September 2019.[1][2] It was a tri-nation series between Namibia, Papua New Guinea and the United States cricket teams, with the matches played as One Day International (ODI) fixtures.[1] The ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 formed part of the qualification pathway to the 2023 Cricket World Cup.[3][4] It was the first One Day International series to be played in the USA.[5]

2019 United States Tri-Nation Series
Part of 2019–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2
Date13–23 September 2019
LocationUnited States
Teams
 Namibia  Papua New Guinea  United States
Captains
Gerhard Erasmus Assad Vala Saurabh Netravalkar
Most runs
Jean-Pierre Kotze (221) Assad Vala (228) Aaron Jones (131)
Monank Patel (131)
Most wickets
Zhivago Groenewald (11) Nosaina Pokana (11) Karima Gore (9)

Originally, the Church Street Park cricket ground in Morrisville, was named as the host venue by the International Cricket Council.[1] In July 2019, it was announced that either a new venue in Morgan Hill, California or the Leo Magnus Cricket Complex in Woodley Park in Los Angeles would host the tournament.[6] However, the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida was chosen as the host venue.[7]

The first fixture of the series saw the United States beat Papua New Guinea by five runs via the DLS method in a rain-affected match.[8] This was the first-ever win for the United States in an ODI match.[9]

SquadsEdit

  Namibia[10]   Papua New Guinea[11]   United States[12]

FixturesEdit

1st ODIEdit

13 September 2019
09:45
Scorecard
United States  
251/9 (50 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
159/6 (23 overs)
Aaron Jones 77 (117)
Nosaina Pokana 3/40 (10 overs)
Jason Kila 3/40 (10 overs)
Charles Amini 53 (34)
Karima Gore 3/25 (5 overs)
United States won by 5 runs (DLS method)
Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill
Umpires: Sameer Bandekar (USA) and Jacqueline Williams (WI)
Player of the match: Aaron Jones (USA)

2nd ODIEdit

17 September 2019
09:45
Scorecard
Namibia  
121 (46 overs)
v
  United States
122/5 (31.2 overs)
Zane Green 36 (75)
Steven Taylor 4/23 (10 overs)
Steven Taylor 43 (58)
Zhivago Groenewald 3/28 (9 overs)
United States won by 5 wickets
Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill
Umpires: Jermaine Lindo (USA) and Jacqueline Williams (WI)
Player of the match: Steven Taylor (USA)

3rd ODIEdit

19 September 2019
09:45
Scorecard
United States  
177 (48.1 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
115 (38.1 overs)
Monank Patel 66 (99)
Jason Kila 3/27 (9.1 overs)
Assad Vala 38 (49)
Karima Gore 4/21 (10 overs)
United States won by 62 runs
Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill
Umpires: Vijaya Mallela (USA) and Jacqueline Williams (WI)
Player of the match: Karima Gore (USA)
  • United States won the toss and elected to bat.

4th ODIEdit

20 September 2019
09:45
Scorecard
Namibia  
287/8 (49 overs)
v
  United States
142 (37 overs)
Jean-Pierre Kotze 136 (109)
Jasdeep Singh 4/51 (8 overs)
Aaron Jones 44 (76)
Zhivago Groenewald 5/20 (8 overs)
Namibia won by 139 runs (DLS method)
Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill
Umpires: Jermaine Lindo (USA) and Jacqueline Williams (WI)
Player of the match: Jean-Pierre Kotze (Nam)

5th ODIEdit

22 September 2019
09:45
Scorecard
Papua New Guinea  
219/8 (50 overs)
v
  Namibia
222/6 (48.2 overs)
Charles Amini 44 (61)
Zhivago Groenewald 3/46 (9 overs)
Gerhard Erasmus 88 (100)
Nosaina Pokana 2/30 (8 overs)
Namibia won by 4 wickets
Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill
Umpires: Sameer Bandekar (USA) and Jermaine Lindo (USA)
Player of the match: Gerhard Erasmus (Nam)
  • Papua New Guinea won the toss and elected to bat.

6th ODIEdit

23 September 2019
09:45
Scorecard
Namibia  
260/9 (50 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
233 (47.3 overs)
Stephan Baard 73 (97)
Nosaina Pokana 3/32 (7 overs)
Assad Vala 104 (114)
Bernard Scholtz 4/27 (8 overs)
Namibia won by 27 runs
Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill
Umpires: Vijaya Mallela (USA) and Jacqueline Williams (WI)
Player of the match: Assad Vala (PNG)
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Riley Hekure (PNG) made his ODI debut.
  • Assad Vala (PNG) scored his first century in ODIs.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 series announced". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Team USA's first ODI series schedule announced". USA Cricket. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Namibia crowned ICC World Cricket League Division 2 champions with victory over Oman". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Associates pathway to 2023 World Cup undergoes major revamp". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Ali Khan and Hayden Walsh Jr. skip USA home ODI debut to stay in CPL". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Five USA players get 12-month contracts; three pull out of Global T20 Canada". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill set to host first ODIs on USA soil". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  8. ^ "USA survive rain to record first ODI win". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 14 September 2019.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "USA collect maiden ODI victory, beating PNG in rain-shortened thriller". Emerging Cricket. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  10. ^ "The Men's National Squad ICC League 2 ODI Series". Cricket Namibia. Archived from the original on 29 August 2019. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  11. ^ "First One Day International to be played in USA". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Team USA Squad Announced for first ODI Series". USA Cricket. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Records: Combined Test, ODI and T20I records. Individual records (captains, players, umpires), Representing two countries". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Kotze ton, Groenewald five-for give Namibia first points". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  15. ^ "Kotze clobbers first ODI ton, Groenewald takes five as Namibia breaks USA unbeaten run". Emerging Cricket. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Vala century in vain as Namibia see off PNG". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 24 September 2019.

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