THE Fiji men's cricket team needs to beat Vanuatu today to book their place in the final of the Pepsi ICC East Asia-Pacific Men's Championship in Auckland.
The national side recorded four wins from five games. Following their three wickets victory over Samoa yesterday, the national side are one step away from booking a final duel with Papua New Guinea.
Fiji captain Josefa Rika was elated with a win over their regional rivals.
"Samoa's had it over us for the past couple of years so it's nice to get one back, especially with a very inexperienced side, which makes the win a little bit sweeter," he said in a press statement.
Rika also praised the performance of Sekove Ravoka who was named man of the match.
"We've tried to adapt our batting line-up after losing four senior players, so Sekove started opening for us in this competition and has done really well, which makes selection a little harder and that's a good thing," he said.
Under no illusions as to the strength of the Vanuatu side, Rika was still upbeat about his side's chances in tomorrow's winner-takes-all showdown.
He said they would prefer the underdog tags heading into the match against Vanuatu today.