Assad Vala Admits Shortfall in Batting after Papua New Guinea’s 7-Wicket Loss Against Afghanistan

Another thrilling match wrapped at the big stage of the T20 World Cup. The 29th match of the tournament saw an exciting clash between Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea. In that match, the Afghan excellence shined again. On the flip side, Papua New Guinea faced a hard time on the game. They lost the match by 7 wickets. After that big defeat, captain Assad Vala opened up. 

Papua New Guinea’s Struggle:

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On the 29th match of the tournament, Papua New Guinea faced Afghanistan. While batting first, they struggled throughout.  While batting first, Tony Ura and Assad Vala failed to give a promising start. Vala returned to the pavilion scoring just 3 runs. After that, they lost consecutive wickets. Ura was dismissed on 11 runs. Kiplin Doriga scored 27 runs in 32 balls. Alei Nao added 13 runs in the scoreboard and got all out on 95 runs. 

The target was not too big to defend but the bowlers tried. In the second over of the second innings, Semo Kamea dismissed Ibrahim Zadran on a duck. Alei Nao dismissed Rahmanullah Gurbaz on 11 runs. Norman Vanua sent Azmatullah Omarzai back scoring 13 runs in 18 runs. But they failed to dismiss Gulbadin Naib who played a crucial role in securing the victory of Afghanistan.  Papua New Guinea faced a defeat of 7 wickets. 

Assad Vala on that match:

Once again Papua New Guinea faced a defeat in the tournament. After that defeat against Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea captain Assad Valla reflected on the match. While praising the opponent, he said, “ They are a really good bowling unit but gifting them four run outs was not acceptable. It has been challenging not just for us but for every team (batting on these pitches). We spoke about giving ourselves time and then launching later, something we learned from yesterday’s game but they bowled really well.”

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While talking about their performance, he said, “We have not put enough runs on the board for them to defend. The bowling department has been really good. We created some opportunities but could not hold on to those chances. We don’t face this type of bowlers at the associate level and it is a challenge.”

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Another thrilling match wrapped at the big stage of the T20 World Cup. The 29th match of the tournament saw an exciting clash between Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea. In that match, the Afghan excellence shined again. On the flip side, Papua New Guinea faced a hard time on the game. They lost the match by 7 wickets. After that big defeat, captain Assad Vala opened up. 

Papua New Guinea’s Struggle:

On the 29th match of the tournament, Papua New Guinea faced Afghanistan. While batting first, they struggled throughout.  While batting first, Tony Ura and Assad Vala failed to give a promising start. Vala returned to the pavilion scoring just 3 runs. After that, they lost consecutive wickets. Ura was dismissed on 11 runs. Kiplin Doriga scored 27 runs in 32 balls. Alei Nao added 13 runs in the scoreboard and got all out on 95 runs. 

The target was not too big to defend but the bowlers tried. In the second over of the second innings, Semo Kamea dismissed Ibrahim Zadran on a duck. Alei Nao dismissed Rahmanullah Gurbaz on 11 runs. Norman Vanua sent Azmatullah Omarzai back scoring 13 runs in 18 runs. But they failed to dismiss Gulbadin Naib who played a crucial role in securing the victory of Afghanistan.  Papua New Guinea faced a defeat of 7 wickets. 

Assad Vala on that match:

Once again Papua New Guinea faced a defeat in the tournament. After that defeat against Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea captain Assad Valla reflected on the match. While praising the opponent, he said, “ They are a really good bowling unit but gifting them four run outs was not acceptable. It has been challenging not just for us but for every team (batting on these pitches). We spoke about giving ourselves time and then launching later, something we learned from yesterday's game but they bowled really well.”

While talking about their performance, he said, “We have not put enough runs on the board for them to defend. The bowling department has been really good. We created some opportunities but could not hold on to those chances. We don't face this type of bowlers at the associate level and it is a challenge.”

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