Papua New Guinean cricket team in Oman in 2021–22

The Papua New Guinea cricket team toured Oman in September 2021 to play two One Day International (ODI) matches against Nepal and two ODI matches against the United States.[1][2] The matches were used as preparation for all three teams ahead of the Cricket World Cup League 2 series, also in Oman, which started on 13 September 2021 and 25 September 2021 respectively.[3][4]

In the first round of matches, the United States beat Papua New Guinea by seven wickets,[5] with Nepal beating Papua New Guinea by two wickets in the second match.[6] The United States won their second match against Papua New Guinea by 134 runs, with Jaskaran Malhotra scoring the first century for the United States in an ODI match.[7] The final match saw Nepal beat Papua New Guinea by 151 runs,[8] leaving Papua New Guinea winless across all four matches.[9]

SquadsEdit

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

The United States also named Kyle Phillip as a travelling reserve player for the tour.[13]

United States vs Papua New GuineaEdit

PNG cricket team against the US in Oman in 2021–22
     
  United States Papua New Guinea
Dates 6 – 9 September 2021
Captains Saurabh Netravalkar Assad Vala
One Day International series
Results United States won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs Jaskaran Malhotra (176) Assad Vala (61)
Most wickets Nisarg Patel (5) Damien Ravu (3)

1st ODIEdit

6 September 2021
09:30
Scorecard
Papua New Guinea  
158 (44.2 overs)
v
  United States
159/3 (28.2 overs)
Assad Vala 61 (74)
Nisarg Patel 4/30 (10 overs)
Steven Taylor 82 (55)
Damien Ravu 1/28 (5 overs)
United States won by 7 wickets
Oman Cricket Academy Ground Turf 2, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Steven Taylor (USA)

2nd ODIEdit

9 September 2021
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
United States  
271/9 (50 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
137 (37.1 overs)
Jaskaran Malhotra 173* (124)
Chad Soper 2/41 (10 overs)
Norman Vanua 30 (26)
Abhishek Paradkar 4/26 (9 overs)
United States won by 134 runs
Oman Cricket Academy Ground Turf 1, Muscat
Umpires: Vinod Babu (Oma) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Jaskaran Malhotra (USA)

Nepal vs Papua New GuineaEdit

PNG cricket team against Nepal in Oman in 2021–22
     
  Nepal Papua New Guinea
Dates 7 – 10 September 2021
Captains Gyanendra Malla Assad Vala
One Day International series
Results Nepal won the 2-match series 2–0
Most runs Rohit Paudel (127) Charles Amini (39)
Most wickets Sandeep Lamichhane (10) Chad Soper (5)

1st ODIEdit

7 September 2021
09:30
Scorecard
Papua New Guinea  
134 (33 overs)
v
    Nepal
135/8 (39.3 overs)
Lega Siaka 30 (38)
Sandeep Lamichhane 4/35 (10 overs)
Rohit Paudel 41 (65)
Gaudi Toka 3/18 (4.3 overs)
Nepal won by 2 wickets
Oman Cricket Academy Ground Turf 2, Muscat
Umpires: Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg) and Harikrishna Pillai (Oma)
Player of the match: Sandeep Lamichhane (Nep)

2nd ODIEdit

10 September 2021
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Nepal    
233 (49.3 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
82 (19.1 overs)
Rohit Paudel 86 (123)
Chad Soper 3/45 (9 overs)
Tony Ura 19 (35)
Sandeep Lamichhane 6/11 (5.1 overs)
Nepal won by 151 runs
Oman Cricket Academy Ground Turf 1, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg)
Player of the match: Sandeep Lamichhane (Nep)
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Kabua Morea (PNG) made his ODI debut.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nepali national cricket team to play two ODIs with PNG". Scriling. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Nepal to play ODI series against Papua New Guinea". My Republica. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Oman confirms hosting Mumbai to prepare for WCL League Two, T20 Cricket World Cup". Times of Oman. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Nepal to play ODI series against Papua New Guinea". Nepal Live Today. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Red hot Steven Taylor floors PNG". CricBuzz. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Nepal beat Paupa New Guinea by 2 wickets". Online Khabar. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Jaskaran Malhotra hits six sixes in an over, becomes USA's first ODI centurion". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Series Win for Nepal with 151 runs victory over PNG". Let Cricket. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Assad Vala to captain Papua New Guinea at maiden ICC global tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Nepal announces squad for the CWCL2 series". Emerging Cricket. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  11. ^ "Barras announce squad". Post Courier. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Former Guyana batter Gajanand Singh earns USA call-up as part of revamped squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  13. ^ "Team USA Men's Squad Named for Return of International Cricket with Tour of Oman". USA Cricket. Retrieved 27 August 2021.
  14. ^ "USA's Jaskaran Malhotra becomes fourth player to hit six sixes in an international over". The Cricketer. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  15. ^ "Jaskaran Malhotra: USA batsman hits six sixes in over in ODI v Papua New Guinea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 September 2021.
  16. ^ "Bikram Sob's brilliant debut against PNG in ODI". Scriling. Retrieved 7 September 2021.

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