The Pacific MMI Lewas continued their unbeaten run in the International Cricket Council’s East-Asia Pacific Women’s Trophy, with hard fought victories over Cricket Without Borders, and Samoa.
Co–Captain Boni David was a thriller, aiding the Lewas to rise to the occasion.
The Pacific MMI Lewas took Samoa to the test in their fourth match of Day 2 played yesterday at Sano in Japan.
It was a low scoring match in the opener, seeing Lewas managed to post 7/99 runs off their allotted 20 overs.
The Samoans were well –disciplined and consistent with bowling, giving Lewas batswoman no chance to get settled.
Mebo Ipi proved her worth in the Lewas innings as she top scored with 41 while partner batter Tanya Ruma contributing a –run a ball 23.
In reply Samoa came out fired up, cruising towards victory with 3/61 after 11 overs.
But Lewas veteran Boni David and Off- Spinner Kila Leka – Amini’s partnership twisted the match the Lewas way.
David took an amazing 3 wickets in one over to leave the Samoan’s reeling at 6/61. Leka then joined in on the act to claim her first wicket and soon Samoa was 7/66.
However in a remarkable turn of events Lewas took next seven wickets for 14 runs to claim a memorable victory and set up a showdown today against Japan who defeated Vanuatu by 22 runs in their second match of the day.
In their earlier match against Cricket Without Borders, Lewas survived a scare to sneak News a win by 2 wickets.
In other matches, Cook Islands went down to Japan by 69 runs. Vanuatu registered a double loss but demonstrated true sportsmanship and had fun with Samoa.