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Fiji, Vanuatu showdown

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, June 27, 2014

IT will be a titanic battle between Fiji and Vanuatu in the inaugural Pasifika under-17 Tri-Series cricket showdown today.

The two teams have met twice in the round robin competition with Vanuatu winning the opener while Fiji clinching the second match.

The national side defeated the visitors by 29 runs at the Laucala Cricket Ground yesterday.

Vanuatu after winning the toss elected to field and made Fiji work hard after the latter lost its opener in the second ball via LBW.

Fiji managed to make 104 runs for a loss of four wickets at the end of their allocated 20 overs.

Fiji's highest scorers were Delaimatuki Sokoiwasa (48) and skipper Saimoni Tuitoga (23 not out).

Best with the ball for Vanuatu was all-rounder David Nanka, who took 2-7 off three overs.

Vanuatu made a sharp start in the second innings and took every chance for a run whilst Fiji put pressure on them in the field, taking all their chances at catches and returning the ball to the wicket lightening-fast despite the damp ground.

However in the end, Fiji's sharp work in the field took its toll on Vanuatu's batsmen, as they were dismissed for 75 runs in 12.4 overs.

Fiji's Josaia Baleicikobia (4-30 off four), Malabai Fotu (3-21 off four) and Cakacaka Tikoisuva (2-15 off three) were impressive with the ball.

Later in the afternoon, the Fiji and Tonga match was abandoned because of the rain after 5.1 overs of play with the game being declared a draw.

Fiji won the toss and sent Tonga into bat, who were 1-29 when play was called off.

The Fiji versus Vanuatu final will start at 1pm at the Laucala Cricket Ground.

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