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Postby The Professor » Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:35 pm

Rahmanullah Gurbaz brought up his 2nd 100 in ODI cricket against the Netherlands in the 2nd Match of the series. He played 122 balls and struck 6 fours and 3 sixes in his way to the landmark. Afghanistan comfortably won
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Postby The Professor » Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:47 pm

A career-best ODI score for Colin Ackermann was the only highlight for the Netherlands in this series as they fall to.a third loss.
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Postby The Professor » Sat Mar 26, 2022 3:50 pm

Papua New Guinea are pulling off something of a coup as they have now twice beaten Nepal over the last 48 hours. On the eve of a tri-series tournament between the pair of them and Malaysia, PNG will have a world of confidence as they have dominated in terms of results whilst not necessarily having the best performers om the day.


Dipendra Singh Airee was the highest run scorer today with 105 whilst Rohit Paudel went bigger with 126 yesterday - however it wasn't enough as the bottom ranked ODI team produced the goods.
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Postby The Professor » Wed Mar 30, 2022 8:12 pm

Despite a poor lead in to the tournament, Nepal are dominating the tri-series versus Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. They have won both of their opening games; by 15 runs vs Papua New Guinea and by 6 wickets vs Malaysia today. Malaysia pulled off a shock win against Papua New Guinea yesterday to give them second place.


Nepal's Aasif Sheikh has scored 100 runs across his two games however his 57 against Malaysia today is only the second highest score of the tournament. Malaysia's Virandeep Singh takes that honour for his 59* against Papua New Guinea yesterday.

In terms of bowling honours it is another Malaysian who has bragging rights. Sharvin Muniandy's 4-32 yesterday is the score to beat 4 games.
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Postby The Professor » Sun Jun 05, 2022 7:57 pm

On paper Namibia's tour to Hong Kong should be something of a cake walk for the Namibians. The visitors sit 17th on the ODI rankings whilst Hong Kong do not even have that status yet. Furthermore Namibia didn't so much as hold their own in the World Cup....but they didn't sink as badly as they might.



One of the stars of their World Cup campaign was the main architect of today's opening win. The spectacularly named Ruben Trumplemann plagued Hong Kong throughout their, already challenging, chase of 308. He got the first wicket with a mere 15 runs on the board, came back in his second spell to bag his brace and then finished off with 2 wickets in the death overs to polish Hong Kong off.



Unlike most tours of this nature, the games are rather spread out with the second on Thursday and the final a week from today.
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Postby The Professor » Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:43 pm

Malaysia sealed a series victory against Singapore today with a 5 wicket win in a rain curtailed game.

It was cut and thrust throughout the series.

The first game was won by Singapore, even though the Malaysian bowlers looked the strongest – especially Pavandeep Singh’s figures of 3-0-13-3. These would go on to be the tournament’s best returns for a bowler. Anwar Rahman only got the solitary wicket in the first fixture but would get 2-16 and 3-15 in the second and third matches to finish top of the wicket takers.
This theme of the losing team providing the most eye-catching performance continued into game 2 where Janak Prakash got the joint highest run total of the series as Singapore failed to chase down Malaysia’s highest total of the series – 177. His 56 was scored off 31 balls – 8 fewer than Syed Aziz managed in the first innings. Prakash ended the tournament as the highest overall run scorer with 99.

Singapore now turn their attention to a 4 match series versus Papua New Guinea whilst Malaysia set out on a quadrangular series alongside Bhutan, The Maldives and Thailand. All of these matches start on Saturday.
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Postby The Professor » Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:35 pm

Papua New Guinea’s tour of Singapore was always going to be a tightly contested affair. There are just 2 Ratings Points (yeah, I don’t know either) between the two teams who are 20th and 19th respectively in the T20I rankings. This has been reflected in the results of the two matches carried out thus far with the series resting at one a piece – despite the relative dominance of the Singaporean players.

Singapore took the opening game yesterday thanks to Akshay Puri helping limit PNG to just 150 – 18 runs short of the target. Puri got the best figures of 3-26 but was ably supported by Vinoth Baskaran who has got a brace in both games to lead the way in terms of wickets taken.

Today’s game was more of a batter friendly occasion – evident in the fact that 409 runs were shared between the two sides. Even though Surendran Chandramohan scored his maiden international century and Singapore reached their second highest ever T20 score, Papua New Guinea still managed to chase it down with 2 balls remaining. Oddly enough, the successful chase also marked Papua New Guinea’s second highest ever T20I score – but was their highest in a chase. Due to the fact that Chandramohan made a paltry 2 runs in the first match, it is his teammate Arjun Mutreja who leads out the run scorers courtesy of 77 yesterday and 36 today.

The series continues on Tuesday, concluding on Wednesday.
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