City Pharmacy Limited PNG Lewas

Lewas fall agonisingly short against Scotland

After winning the toss and sending Scotland into bat on another hot and humid day in Colombo, the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas bowled out Scotland for 169 off the last ball of the innings.

Scholes (35) and Priddle (31) were the best of the Scotland batters, while Lewas captain, Pauke Siaka, picked up career-best 6/19 in just seven overs. Norma Ovasuru, Mairi Tom and Kaia Arua also took a wicket each. 

In reply, the Lewas got off to a brilliant start with Tanya Ruma (32) and Brenda Tau (46) putting on 72 runs for the opening wicket in 23.3 overs before Ruma was run-out again.

Lewas remain focused

So far at the International Cricket Council Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific in Samoa, the Lewas remain unbeaten.

The Lewas started it off with a 6 wicket won over hosts Samoa on Friday followed by a 5 wicket win yesterday against Japan.

"We don't want to be too confident, that's what I tell my players, and I'll probably tell them again tonight (yesterday) when we have our meeting. But so far, so good.

"I'll take the wins as they come and I'm really happy for the girls,” said Maha.


Lewas thump Samoa by 6 wickets

Samoa won the toss and elected to bat and were all bowled out for a measly 136 runs.

Lewas right hand off spin bowler, Sibona Jimmy was instrumental snaring 4/24.

The Lewas run chase started off badly with Jimmy and Kopi John dismissed cheaply.

Captain Pauke Siaka and Konio Oala took charge of the run chase and guided the Lewas to a 102 runs after 27 overs.

Oala’s dismissal brought to the crease Veru Frank who with Siaka put on a partnership of 51 to reach the target in 34.5 overs.

Siaka was named player of the match.