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Samoa, PNG cricketers set up winner takes all clash

The Samoans beat Vanuatu by eight wickets yesterday morning to make it four straight wins in Port Vila, with captain Regina Lili'i top-scoring with 37 not out as they overhauled the hosts total of 58 with five overs to spare.

Lili'i has scored a tournament-best 149 runs and is yet to be dismissed in four games, while Lagi Telea snared 3 for 9 from four overs with the ball.

Defending champions Papua New Guinea also maintained their unbeaten start in thrashing Japan by 10 wickets in the afternoon.