Netherlands will joins as champion in Australia next year. Netherlands beat PNG by 7 wickets in the final on Saturday.
Papua New Guinea Inning
Papua New Guinea winning the toss, and scored just 128 runs with the lose of 8 wickets. Netherlands team chase the target easily with one over to spare in their inning.
However, Netherlands lost the wicket in the first over of the chase. Max O’Dowd could not extend the innings after coming to bat at three.
But another opener, Ben Cooper, went on to win the match for Netherlands. Cooper scored 41 runs off 33 balls. Ryan ten Doeschate finished the run chase easily with the help of Colin Ackermann after Cooper’s departure in the 13th over.
The veteran batsman scored 34 runs off just 23 balls with three sixes and two fours. Earlier, Papua New Guinea could not produce a big target with losing wickets at regular intervals.
Lega Siaka scored 39 runs off 41 balls and was the highest run-scorer for PNG in the match. Brandon Glover, the most successful bowler of Netherlands with 3 wickets for 24 runs in four overs.
Roelof van der Merwe also took two wickets. Except these two teams, Ireland, Namibia, Scotland and Oman had confirmed their place in the T20 World Cup.
The six teams will play Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the World Cup group stage. The eight teams will be divided into two groups. From the group stage, four teams will go to the super twelve stage.
2020 Men’s T20 World Cup Australia Groups
NED vs PNG Scorecard:
Netherlands beat PNG by 7 wickets
Man of the Match
Brandon Glover is the Man of the match for their bowling performance 3/24 (4)