Papua New Guinea
This article was added by the user . TheWorldNews is not responsible for the content of the platform.

Vanuatu come back stronger

After going down with a third straight loss in the ICC Men’s T20 EAP Regional finals, Vanuatu side has learnt that you can’t take chances lightly.

For them playing in ICC matches requires execution at top notch and discipline as well.

Coach Chris Laffan said they started from the top with the bat after winning the toss against the Philippines and elected to bat first, “we probably knew that it would be a little bit tough to get in on, being the newest wicket on the square, having said that we knew there was great conditions to the batting, probably we weren’t disciplined enough to open the innings.”

Laffan said this was due to the boys batting between themselves, a few dismissals caught inside the ring that was disappointing.

“A fantastic partnership from the back hand of the team though led by Rodney Tari and Jarryd Allan who worked through some tough times, with the buzzing Philippines side who was bowling and executing really well so we felt that if we had got around to hundred, hundred and ten we dug ourselves out a little bit and gave ourselves a chance.”

However, he commended the boys for an outstanding performance in bowling.

“Still they were given every opportunity and didn’t grasp it with both hands out in front and so let themselves down immensely.

“We let ourselves down a little bit through poor skills execution and then somehow we were still in the game with five more overs to go, then probably executed a little bit poorly.

“All in all really disappointing effort, I am sure there were good signs and I’d like to think I have seen better out of these boys and really looking forward to putting into better performances in the next three games.”

Despite the losses the team has decided to not give up yet as they face off against PNG today.