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Fiji in 163 run victory

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

FIJI continued its brilliant form in the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 7 competition in Botswana, winning its second game yesterday.

The Josefa Rika-skippered side defeated Germany by 163 runs to remain on track for a good outing.

Fiji defeated Nigeria in its opening match by three wickets.

Against Germany, the national side chose to bat first and scored 232 runs with the loss of eight wickets.

Fiji middle order showed its depth, with Jikoi Kida (38), Sekove Ravoka (58) and Kitione Tavo (49) helping the side reach a handsome score in its 50 overs.

In reply, Germany was unable to overcome the Fijian bowling attack and as a result lost wickets at regular intervals.

The European side was dismissed for 69 runs in 25.1 overs.

Iniasi Cakacaka was the key wicket taker for Fiji, claiming four for 15.

Captain Rika was pleased with his side's consistent performance.

"The match ended as we planned, though Germany did a good job of restricting us to 232. Good luck to Germany for the rest of the tournament. Our boys are now well on track for the games ahead."

Fiji's Kitione Tavo was named the Player of the Match.

The national side will play Vanuatu in its third match today.