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T20 World Cup 2024: New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea, 39th Match – Who Said What?

T20 World Cup 2024 New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea, 39th Match - Who Said What

Kane Williamson & Ish Sodhi. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

In the 39th game of the 2024 T20 World Cup, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand faced off. On Monday, in the T20 World Cup 2024, rain delayed the start of the match at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba in Trinidad. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first against Papua New Guinea. New Zealand beat Papua New Guinea by 7 wickets.

Kabua Morea picked Finn Allen and Rachin Ravindra within the first three overs, scaring New Zealand, but Daryl Mitchell, Devon Conway, and Kane Williamson finally saw the Kiwis through.

With three wickets in four maiden overs, Lockie Ferguson’s explosive stint held Papua New Guinea to just 78 runs. To end their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign, New Zealand defeated Papua New Guinea by seven wickets on Monday in Tarouba. It was a game for dignity for both teams, as they had already been eliminated from the Super 8 competition. Devon Conway’s 35 runs off 32 balls enabled New Zealand reach 79/3 in 12.2 overs with 79 to chase.

In the interim, Kabua Morea claimed two wickets for Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea initially crumbled for 78 runs in 19.4 overs. Lockie Ferguson achieved the most economical numbers in Twenty20 World Cup history with 3/0 in four overs. Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Ish Sodhi each scored two runs in the meantime. It was also the final time Boult performed overseas.

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NZ vs PNG, Match 39 – Who Said What?

Kane Williamson, Winning Skipper said:

Turning up and trying to execute. You just need to let the surface do its thing. Nice to get over the line. Whenever you come to any tournament, you want to do well. We faced two teams who were challenging and had good idea of the conditions. I think after every tournament, there is a bit of reflection. Someone like Trent, his last ICC tournament. Sad to see him go. But that’s the nature of international cricket. As a guy, he has just got a big appetite. He trains very hard. He is very clear as to how he wants to operate. He has always set the tone. Has been a number of ICC events and he has made a significant contribution to our game.

Assad Vala, Losing Skipper said:

The batting aspect of the game. We had difficulty. We found the bowlers a little challenging. We need to improve on a lot of areas. There was some juice on the wicket and they exploited it really well. We have been here for the last couple of weeks and a lot of people are watching this. We will look to improve and win more games of cricket.

Lockie Ferguson, Player of the Match said:

Tough wicket to bat on, nice to bowl on a wicket like that. Sad to be leaving today with such high hopes but that’s the game. There’s not many games in T20s where I bowl seam-up all the way through and it was nice to get the win. It’s hard to know what a par total on these sort of wickets. We have bowled well and put teams under pressure, going down against Afghanistan and West Indies cost us but that’s sport and we need to get back again. It’s a party always in the Caribbean and nice to have schoolkids watching on.

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