Garamuts’ world cup run ends

The Hebou PNG U19 Garamuts’ run at the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup has come to an end in a thriller in the 15th-place play off against Kenya.

Both teams were winless going into their last match in New Zealand.

The two lowly ranked teams of World Cricket did not disappoint in that regard as they played out a nail biter, Kenya winning by 14 runs.

Kenya won the toss and immediately elected to bat. A decision that looked to prove costly facing James Tau who is in great form with his bowling for the Garamuts.

Kenya put on 60 runs as Tau tried every bowling combination possible to get them out, but to no avail.

The Garamuts skipper decided to take up the ball again and was successful in getting a wicket.

Simon Atai and Igo Mahuru, who have both enjoyed a fantastic World Cup with the bat, were expected once again to lay the foundations for PNG’s resurgence.

Vagi Karaho, who has not enjoyed a great tournament with the bat, did well with the consistent Ovia Sam.

They two had to really dig deep to bring the Hebou PNG U19 Garamuts back into the game. They went on to put up PNG’s 3rd 50-Run partnership at the World Cup.

Heagai Toua took the attack to the Kenyans by chipping away with quick singles and doubles, PNG’s 100 came up in the 32nd over.

Hebou PNG U19 Garamuts have been good enough to qualify, eight times in their history for the World Cup.

Sophie Yaruso