T20 World Cup Match no:2 West Indies Secure Victory Over Papua New Guinea in Clash

T20 World Cup Match no:2 West Indies Win

In an exciting Group C clash of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, the West Indies triumphed over Papua New Guinea by 5 wickets, with six balls to spare. The match, held at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, showcased a solid performance from both teams, with Roston Chase playing a pivotal role in securing the victory for the West Indies.

Match Summary

  • Papua New Guinea Innings: 136/8 (20 overs)
  • West Indies Innings: 137/5 (19 overs)
  • West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Papua New Guinea Effort

Despite a spirited performance, Papua New Guinea managed to put up a competitive total of 136 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs.

Top Performers for Papua New Guinea

The team’s effort was led by their top-order batsmen, but they struggled to maintain momentum against a disciplined West Indies bowling attack.

West Indies Bowling Attack

The bowlers displayed a controlled performance, restricting Papua New Guinea to a modest total. Key bowlers kept the scoring in check and took crucial wickets at regular intervals.

Roston Chase’s Match-Winning Knock

Roston Chase was the standout performer with the bat for West Indies, scoring an unbeaten 42 off 27 balls, guiding his team to victory and earning the Player of the Match award.

West Indies Chase

The West Indies’ innings saw contributions from several players, with Chase’s innings being the highlight. They successfully chased down the target with an over to spare, ensuring a comfortable win.

Key Moments

  • Early breakthroughs by West Indies bowlers set the tone of the match.
  • A resilient partnership by Papua New Guinea’s middle order kept them in the game.
  • Crucial wickets at the death by the West Indies ensured PNG could not accelerate.
  • Roston Chase’s composed innings under pressure led West Indies to a steady chase.

Match Stats Table

CategoryPapua New GuineaWest Indies
Total Runs136/8 (20 overs)137/5 (19 overs)
Top ScorerBatter 1 (PNG)Roston Chase (42* off 27)
Wickets TakenBowler 1 (2 wickets)Bowler 1 (3 wickets)
Player of the MatchRoston Chase
Winning Margin5 wickets
Balls Remaining6

Player of the Match Roston Chase (West Indies)

Roston Chase’s all-round performance was instrumental in the West Indies’ victory. His calm and composed innings of 42 not out from 27 balls ensured that the West Indies chased down the target with ease, earning him the Player of the Match accolade.

The West Indies’ victory in this match sets a positive tone for their campaign in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. With such performances, they are poised to be strong contenders in the tournament.

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