Lewas lose all matches

THE City Pharmacy PNG Lewas lost their third and fourth final matches of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

After winning the toss for the third match against Scotland on Saturday (Feb 11) – the Lewas sent Scotland into bat, the PNG Lewas bowled out Scotland for 169 off the last ball of the innings.

Scholes (35) and Priddle (31) were the best of the Scotland batters, while Lewas’ captain, Pauke Siaka picked up career-best 6/19 in just seven overs. Norma Ovasuru, Mairi Tom and Kaia Arua also took a wicket each.

In reply, PNG Lewas got off to a brilliant start with Tanya Ruma (32) and Brenda Tau (46) putting on 72 runs for the opening wicket in 23.3 overs before Ruma was run-out again. Ruma’s wicket saw Siaka come to the crease, before departing when the score reached 89 runs.

A middle order collapse saw the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas collapse to 5/106 when Tau was eventually dismissed in the 39th over. Unfortunately PNG could not recover and was eventually dismissed for 162 in the 50th over.

Sitting in last place in Pool B after failing to secure any win in their three matches. The PNG Lewas lost to Pakistan in their second match on Friday by 236 runs.

Match Summary: Scotland 10/169 (50) RV Scholes 35, EM Priddle 31, Pauke Siaka 6/19 (7), Norma Ovasuru 1/19 (7), Mairi Tom 1/21 (5), Kaia Arua 1/27 (6) defeated City Pharmacy PNG Lewas 10/162 (50) Brenda Tau 46, Tanya Ruma 32, Sibona Jimmy 23, K Anderson 3/35 (10), PA Chatterji 2/22 (6), KL Gordon 2/27 (10) by seven (7) runs.

The Lewas finished their ICC Women’s World Cup Quaifier campaign with a 10-wicket thrashing at the hands of South Africa on Monday.

Batting first, the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas were bowled out for only 76 runs in 32.4 overs. Brenda Tau was once again the top scorer for the PNG team with a gutsy 30 runs, while captain Siaka (17) was the only other batswomen to score in double figures. Meanwhile, S Ismail (2/13), S Luus (2/13) and Y Fourie (2/18) all picked up two (2) wickets each for the South Africans.

In reply, the South Africans had no troubles, chasing down the target in just 13.5 overs. The Lewas tried four different bowlers, but couldn’t break the South African opening partnership between L Wolvaardt (43*) and L Goodall (28*).

The City Pharmacy PNG Lewas arrived back in Port Moresby on Wednesday.

Match Summary: City Pharmacy PNG Lewas 10/76 (32.4) Brenda Tau 30, Pauke Siaka 17, S Ismail 2/13, S Luus 2/13, Y Fourie 2/18 defeated by South Africa 0/77 (13.5) L Wolvaardt 43*, L Goodall 28* by 10 wickets.

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