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Ravoka: We’ll Try To Win All Our Games

Ravoka: We’ll Try To Win All Our Games
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi with the Samoan and Fijian cricket teams at Albert Park, Suva on August 27, 2018. Photo: Karalaini Tavi
August 28
11:00 2018

The Fijian cricket team are in second position of the 2018 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia Pacific qualifier after they beat Samoa by 9 runs at Albert Park, Suva yesterday.

The Fijians scored 139 runs with the fall of 8 wickets while Samoa managed 130/7.

National cricket captain Sekove Ravoka said they had a slow start giving away a few of their wickets but he gave credit to the players for sticking to the game plan.

Ravoka said they would now treat each game as a final.

“Coming back in the second half of the game enabled us to take over,” he said.

“The boys bowled well and defended till the last score. We have won two games and we’ve three games to go so we will try to win them all.

“We will need to work on our catches, we will need to organise our­selves and so every game is like a final to us from now on.”

Samoa’s Andrew Joseph Michael said Fiji have one of the hardest hitting batsmen that they have faced so far.

“When you’re hitting the ball hard in T20 you get more chances of scoring and getting more runs. In the spinners they got good varia­tion and they used the condition to benefit them.”

SUMMARY SCORES

Fiji 8/139 (20) Vuniwaqa 27, Vaasili 2/20 (4), Solia 2/23 (4) defeated Samoa 7/130 (20) AJ Michael (52), Burgess (32), T Tavo 2/27 (4), KSB Tavo 2/32 (4) by 9 runs.

TODAY’S GAMES

9.30am Samoa v PNG (g1), Vanuatu v Fiji (g2); 1.30pm Samoa v Va­nuatu (g1); PNG v Fiji (g2)

– Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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