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Cricket Pacific Games 2015 Sport

PNG Women Target Cricket Gold After Third Straight Win

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By Marrian Rema, Port Moresby 2015 Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 8 – Papua New Guinea’s women’s cricket team Lewas is sitting comfortably after impressively beating Fiji by 81 runs ay Bisini Grounds on Tuesday at for its third straight win at the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games.

But their coach says the team will not sit back and relax with two more games to play – against New Caledonia and Samoa – that will decide who wins gold.

“So far so good, but we have two more games. Samoa is our biggest threat but we are ready,” said coach Rodney Maha.

Maha admitted PNG’s run of victories was unexpected, but the team’s performances have been outstanding.

“I thought Fiji would be our strongest opponent, but we did it again and won and now we’re looking forward to Samoa and New Caledonia. We are ready to do this,” Maha said.

The gifted Norma Ovasuru, 25, was the star of the PNG innings, scoring 68 runs to bring her team’s total to 167-2. Fiji were all out for 86.

“Our goal is to aim high and go for gold,” said player Kila Frank (PNG).

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