Kathryn Bryce and Saskia Horley’s all-round show leaves Papua New Guinea clueless as Scotland seal 104-run victory

Skipper Kathryn Bryce and Saskia Horley’s all-round show leaves Papua New Guinea clueless as Scotland seals a massive 104-run victory.

Kathryn Bryce
Kathryn Bryce

Papua New Guinea led by skipper Brend Tau got off to a good start to the tri-series with a comprehensive 6-wicket victory and 82 balls to spare against the USA led by skipper Sidhu Sriharsha in the first match of the series. Isabel Toua was awarded the Player of the Match for her brilliant match-winning performance (10-1-38-4) with the ball.

Papua New Guinea skipper Brenda Tau won the toss and opted to field first. After being inserted to bat first, the Scotland openers Darcey Carter and Saskia Horley got off to a steady start, scoring at four runs an over before they lost the wicket of Darcey Carter as she was found short of her crease in the 7th over of the innings to provide the first breakthrough for Papua New Guinea.

Skipper Kathryn Bryce joined Saskia Horley at the crease and the duo stitched a massive 108-run partnership for the 2nd wicket to put Scotland in a solid position at the half-way stage of the innings. Isabel Toua picked up the wicket of the opening batter Saskia Horley to provide the much-needed breakthrough for her side. Wicket-keeper batter Sarah Bryce joined skipper Kathryn Bryce at the crease and the duo stitched another crucial 40-run partnership for the 3rd wicket before Sibona Jimmy cleaned up the wicket-keeper batter Sarah Bryce to provide the 3rd breakthrough for Papua New Guinea.

Scotland lost a couple of wickets in quick succession, Ellen Watson joined Ailsa Lister at the crease with Scotland at 183/5 in the 34th over of the innings and the duo stitched a 23-run partnership for the 6th wicket before Dika Lohia picked up the wicket of Ellen Watson to provide the 6th breakthrough for her side. Scotland suffered a collapse as they were bundled out for 217 runs and 26 balls to spare, losing their last four wickets for just 11 runs.

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Skipper Kathryn Bryce (73 off 80 balls), Saskia Horley (62 off 76 balls), wicket-keeper batter Sarah Bryce (20 off 20 balls), and Ailsa Lister (20 off 25 balls) were the top performers with the bat. Sibona Jimmy (10-0-38-3), Pauke Siaka (6-0-20-3), and Dika Lohia (8.4-0-33-2) were the top performers with the ball for Papua New Guinea. Chasing a target of 218, Papua New Guinea got off to a poor start as they lost the wicket of Naoani Vare in the 3rd over of the run chase. Priyanaz Chatterji provided the first breakthrough for Scotland.

Tanya Ruma joined skipper Brenda Tau at the crease and the duo stitched a 36-run partnership for the 2nd wicket before they lost the wicket of Taniya Ruma in the 10th over of the run chase. Hannah Rainey provided the 2nd breakthrough for her side. Papua New Guinea lost a couple of wickets in quick succession and were in trouble at 51/4 in the 16th over of the run chase. Kevau Frank joined skipper Brenda Tau at the crease and the duo stitched an 18-run partnership for the 5th wicket before Saskia Horley picked up the big wicket of the opposition skipper Brenda Tau and picked up the wicket of Melanie Ani to provide a double breakthrough for Scotland.

Papua New Guinea were eventually bundled out for 113, with 91 balls to spare. Kevau Frank (31 off 53 balls), skipper Brenda Tau (25 off 57 balls), and Tanya Ruma (20 off 26 balls) were the top performers with the bat for Papua New Guinea. Saskia Horley (7-1-22-3), Kathryn Bryce (5-1-12-2), Katherine Fraser (7.5-0-26-2), and Nayma Sheikh (6-1-8-1) were the top performers with the ball for Scotland. Saskia Horley was awarded the Player of the Match for her outstanding all-round performance, scoring (62 off 76 balls) with the bat and returned with match figures (7-1-22-3) with the ball, playing a crucial role in helping Scotland seal a massive 104-run victory over Papua New Guinea in the 2nd match of the tri-series.

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