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Vanuatu wins U17 cricket title

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, June 28, 2014

VANUATU defeated Fiji by five runs to win the inaugural Pasifika under-17 Tri-Series at the Laucala Cricket Ground yesterday.

Fiji after winning the toss sent Vanuatu into bat, which started off shakily, sitting at just 2-3 in the second over.

The visitors picked momentum with Maxim Stephen (38) and Clement Tommy (30 not out) to finish on 6-134 at the end of their 20 overs.

Bowler Cakacaka Tikoisuva, who took one wicket for 12 runs off his four overs, and Peni Volavola, who finished with figure of 1-11 off just two overs were impressive with the ball.

Fiji made a slow start to its innings at just 2-20 after ten overs before the entry of big hitters led by skipper Saimoni Tuitoga, who top-scored for Fiji with 28 runs off nine balls, including three consecutive sixes.

Delaimatuku Sokoiwasa (26 off 14) and Peni Volavola (25 off 8) also made handy contributions.

The national side needed 30 runs in the last three overs and fell short by five.

Cricket Fiji's high performance manager, Joe Rika said he was proud of Fiji's U17 boys despite the loss.

"They have continued to improve throughout this tournament," Rika said in a statement. "We have found a great crop of boys who are willing to work hard in pursuit of achieving their best when representing their country."


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