Lewas thump Samoa by 6 wickets

The City Pharmacy Limited PNG Lewas have got off to a good start at the International Cricket Council (ICC) East Asia Pacific (EAP) Regional Qualifier with a 6 wicket win over hosts Samoa.

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.

“I thought the team’s performance was good.  The bowlers did well to keep the score to a minimum.

“The batting line up started well, however the top order was dismissed early, leaving the middle order to pick up. Overall, we did well and I feel happy to get my second half century at the EAP Tournaments,” said Siaka.

The CPL PNG Lewas will play Japan tomorrow. 

Troy Taule