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T20 World Cup 2024, WI Vs PNG Highlights: Nerves Of Steel From Chase Helps West Indies Avoid Humilation

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23:36 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG: Time To Say Good Bye!

An eventful match, which seemed like an one-sided affair before it began. Credit to PNG for producing such an outstanding performance, but the target was too little.

That's it from my end as of now. I, Ritam Chatterjee, is signing off, and hope you guys had a good time. We will come back again tomorrow, so tune in to experience it again.

Good Night. Take Care. 

23:31 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Player Of The Match!

Who else, but Roston Chase. An unbeaten knock of 27-ball 42, laced with four fours and two sixes. West Indies are off and running in the T20 World Cup 2024.

23:24 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Need Help? Call Chase!

Roston Chase has a nerve of steel. Just when they seemed to be in tatters, he stepped up and showed maturity, taking the game away from PNG almost single-handedly. Andre Russell kept on watching the show from other end.

Game over. Andre Russell hit the winning runs with six balls to spare.

23:20 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Chase In Hurry!

Roston Chase has released the pressure. West Indies were in trouble until Chase broke the shackles and went hard against PNG skipper Assad Vala.

Only 13 required now off 12 balls.

23:14 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: West Indies Five Down; Rutherford Falls Cheaply

What are we seeing here? PNG are in complete control here. Only Andre Russell can avoid West Indies' humiliation here.

26 required off 16 balls.  

23:04 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Powell Departs!

Can you believe it? Rovman Powell, who was nicked behind by the on-field umpire, immediately took DRS, indicating that there was no nick. However, the replay showed there was clearly a nick, and hence, Powell had to return to the pavilion after a 14-ball 15.

Game On!

22:59 (IST) Jun 02


22:52 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: King Dethroned!

Well, PNG are definitely in the game. WI have only posted 64/3 after 10.1 overs. They still require 73 runs to win, and who knows a wicket or two now, just after they lost Brandon King, could turn the tide drastically.

22:47 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Pooran's Assault! 

22:39 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Pooran, King In Control!

Oh, no! Just when I type it, Nicholas Pooran holes out to Tony Ura off John Kariko. PNG are pumped here!

22:31 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Pooran Goes Out Of The Ground!

Nicky P is on the charge. He goes out of the park against poor Sese Bau. 

6, 4, 6! The match won't take much time to finish, I believe.

22:24 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Nao On Fire!

22:19 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: King Arrives!

Brandon King is showing his class. Two fours, both look so pleasing to eyes. Kabua Morea is at the receiving end.

22:14 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Players Are Out!

Okay, so we are ready to resume. Brandon King and Nicholas Pooran are out, so are PNG players. Let's Go!

Wicket-maiden over. That's some achievement by Alei Nao.

22:04 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Rain Gone! Covers Are Off!

Covers are coming off now. That means we won't have too mauch delay here. Phew, that's surely a good news for everyone!

21:54 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Covers Are On!

Pooran would have gone by Alei Nao without scoring had Assad Vala taken the review.

Meanwhile, rain has interrupted the game. Covers are coming on! Oh, Dear!

21:53 (IST) Jun 02

Nicky Pooran is the new batter to the crease.

21:50 (IST) Jun 02


PNG are in it as Charles falls for a golden duck. Struck in front, a loud appeal and the finger is raised. Nao strikes on his very first ball. Hang on. Charles has decided to send it upstairs. And the decision goes in favour of Nao and Papua New Guinea.

21:47 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: King-Charles opening

Brandon King is up and running in this chase against PNG. Plays out first 4 balls defensively, and then wears his dance shoes on the fifth to smash a boundary over the bowler's head. He then pulls away a shorter ball towards mid-wicket fence. Two boundaries off Kabua's first over.

21:47 (IST) Jun 02

We are back with Windies' chase.

21:28 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Innings Summary!

Sese Bau staged a valiant half-century, yet PNG could only muster 136/8 against a big-hitting West Indies. Surely, it's not enough, but at least, they have staged some fight.

We will be back with the chase shortly.

21:24 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: PNG Off To A Strong Finish!

PNG have reached 130. Three balls to go! That's some fight they put on after beginning the innings on a depressing note. 

21:12 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Joseph Hits The Timber; End For Bau!

And at last, Bau has to depart after a magnificent innings. Alzarri Joseph gets the success, credit to Rovman Powell to bring him into the attack.

21:09 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: 50 Up for Bau! Salute!

Sese Bau has notched up a superb half-century. Well, deserved! PNG are 98/5 after 16.2 overs.

21:05 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: DRE RUSS Gets His 50th T20I Wicket!

A simple caught behind dismissal, as Russell reaches new milestone by dismissing Charles Amini. The West Indies have taken the wicket at the right time here.

21:02 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Sese Bau, The Warrior!

Bau has been playing valiantly here, keeping his side in the game almost single-handedly. If they get to 150, which, at this point, doesn't look impossible, we might have a good game to witness. Come on, PNG!

20:54 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: No Intent At All From PNG!

This is not the T20 approach, PNG. You guys need to break the shackles if you want to put up some fight.

Sese Bau, finally, has done the job. A four, and a six, and then again a four after ages. PNG have raced to 81/4 after 13 overs.

20:50 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: The Universe Boss Is In The House!

20:44 (IST) Jun 02

WI vs PNG Live Score: What A CATCH It Was!

20:39 (IST) Jun 02

WI vs PNG Live Score: Another One! Hiri Hiri Is Gone!

Reverse sweep did not connect, and you know what would be the outcome. Gudakesh Motie joins the party. Hiri Hiri's knock came to an end after six balls, as he could only add 2 runs on the board.

20:32 (IST) Jun 02

WI vs PNG Live Score: The Hosein Effect!

20:28 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Roston Chase Can Fly!

What a catch, Chase! More importantly, PNG have lost their skipper Vala for 21 off 22 balls. Surely, this will go down as the tournament's greatest catches.

20:26 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: I. C. Y. M. I. 

20:22 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: What A Shot, Assad Vala!

That's some shot. An effortless six over extra cover by captain Vala. The 36-year-old has been showing composure since the get-go. PNG have recovered well, reaching 26/2 after five overs.

20:19 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: 1st Boundary In 4 Overs!

Finally, finally PNG have smashed their first boundary of the day. Andre Russell was at the receiving end, as Sese Bau played an impressive drive down the ground to get four runs.

20:16 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: The Only Sad Story For Today's Game!

20:12 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Bowled! Another One Bites The Dust!

Akeal Hossein gets his first of the day. Lega Siaka, who just came at the crase after Ura's departure, followed him soon.

West Indies are all over PNG now.

20:09 (IST) Jun 02


Romario Shepherd draws first blood. First wicket gone, as Tony Ura departs. A simple caught behind dismissal, as Nicholas Pooran could not have a simpler chance than this.

20:06 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: 1 off the first over!

What a start from Akeal. Just 1 run came off the opening over. Hosein has kept them guessing.

20:02 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Time for action!

Tony Ura and Assad Vala are in the middle. They are PNG openers. Akeal Hosein has taken the new ball. Here we go!

19:59 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Pitch Report!

It is a dry surface and is expected to help the spinners throughout the 40 overs. Bit of grass covering and the pacers might get some movement initially. It is a typical West Indies pitch here in Guyana.

19:58 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Time for national anthems!

Stand up, people. Players have been lining up for national anthems.

19:44 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Let's Get Ready!

19:40 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Playing XIs

Papua New Guinea Playing XI: Tony Ura, Sese Bau, Assad Vala (c), Lega Siaka, Hiri Hiri, Charles Amini, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Alei Nao, Chad Soper, Kabua Morea, John Kariko

West Indies Playing XI: Johnson Charles, Brandon King, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell (c), Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Sherfane Rutherford, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie

19:32 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Toss Update!

West Indies skipper Rovman Powell has won the toss and he has asked PNG to bat first.

19:11 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: We're not too long away!

The action is about to begin in 45 minutes. Don't go anywhere, as we will have toss in less than 20 minutes.

18:59 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Fantasy Tips!

If you're a fantasy freak, here's some tips for you, analysed by our expert Probuddha Bhattacharjee.

WI vs PNG Differential Picks

Akeal Hosein (WI)

This left-arm spinner is a match-winner and is often seen opening the bowling for West Indies in T20Is. Akeal Hosein could prove to be too tough to handle for the PNG batters on a slowish track. 

Assad Vala (PNG)

The PNG skipper is a must-pick for this match. Assad Vala can make contributions with both the bat and the ball and looks like the only player you can select from PNG team, if you are going for a 10-1 approach in favour of the West Indian players.

WI vs PNG Fantasy Team for Head-to-Head/Small Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope

Batters: Brandon King, Romario Shepherd

All-rounders: Assad Vala, S Bau

Bowlers: K Morea, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph

Captain: Alzarri Joseph

Vice-captain: Johnson Charles

WI vs PNG Fantasy Team for Winner Takes All/Grand Leagues

Wicketkeepers: K Doriga, Nicholas Pooran

Batters: L Siaka, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Rovman Powell

All-rounders: Assad Vala, Andre Russell

Bowlers: N Vanua, Akeal Hosein, Shamar Joseph

Captain: Brandon King

Vice-captain: Akeal Hosein

18:50 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Match Preview!

West Indies

The West Indies can stun every heavyweight in the competition. They have powerful batters, economical bowlers, and multi-dimensional all-rounders, everything a champion side requires. However, the only area where they lack is consistency, and if they work on that, don’t be surprised if they increase their T20 World Cup-winners tally from two to three.

Of course, to turn it into reality, the likes of Andre Russell, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope, and skipper Rovman Powell must show characters on the field on every matchday this year. To assist them, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, and Alzarri Joseph also have to step up.

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea comes into this World Cup with zero expectations, as they are placed 20th in the latest ICC T20I rankings. Their head coach Tatenda Taibu was an IPL player once, but he even knows his team is here to gain some experience by going up against some of the brutal forces of the game and taking the lessons for the future.

Among many names, keep an eye out for Tony Ura and Charles Amini. While Ura is the only PNG batsman who has smashed a century in T20Is, Amini, the leg-spinner, could wreak havoc in Caribbean conditions if he is in the mood.

18:48 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Powell Is Confident!

18:40 (IST) Jun 02

WI Vs PNG Live Score: Russell, Powell Ready For Fireworks!

There will plenty of superstars in the West Indies side who just had a tremendous IPL 2024 campaign. Andre Russell is there, ladies and gentlemen! Hence, you better be prepared.

18:33 (IST) Jun 02

Good evening, guys!

After a successful stint in IPL 2024, we, OneCricket, are back with the live coverage of the T20 World Cup, as Match 2 of the ongoing edition between in-form West Indies and Papua New Guinea is set to take place at Providence Stadium, Guyana. 

Hope you guys are ready to see the Rovman Powell-led side wreak havoc against a spirited PNG side, who are ranked 20th in the latest ICC Rankings.