Four straight loses in their group B matches against India, Australia and Zimbabwe, not to mention the warm up match defeats against West Indies and host New Zealand has sent the Papua New Guinea outfit into frenzy, in their struggle to stay in competition.
Like the rest that are at this world event, the Garamuts are young and inexperienced, but it is fair to say that in contrast, PNG U19’s level of cricketing is still playing catch up to the world.
The losses in the pool matches meant PNG had to fall back to compete in the plate finals in which they are yet to record a win.
And they came short of a yet another win by 80 runs in their Plate quarter final match against Canada a week ago.
Battered but not out, they took on Ireland on Friday, in what turned out to be their 7th straight defeat.
Ireland put a 122 runs-margin between them to bag the win.
For now, they prepare to take on Kenya in their final attempt to secure a win.