Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bhutan suffer a blow in the opening

Bhutan players Celebrates Fall of Vanuatu wickets

Vanuatu inflicted an embarrassing 282-run defeat on Bhutan who crumbled for 55 in the face of Vanuatu's huge 337 for 9. Captain Andrew Mansale led the with 87 off 81 balls, adding 154 alongside Johnathan Dunn (75), but it was the closing stages of the innings that provided the real fireworks. Patrick Matautaava swung his way to 79 from 43 deliveries including seven fours and four sixes and he wasn't finished there as he then claimed 4 for 11 in Bhutan's reply. None of the batsmen could muster double figures in an innings that lasted 23.1 overs.

"It feels great to have been able to help the team to our first win of the tournament and to get my Man of the Match award from Tony Hill was pretty cool," said Matautaava. "But this is only the first game of a long tournament."

Phuntsho Wangdi goes down before being caught

Source - cricinfo

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