Get ready for an exciting clash between Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Malaysia (MAL) in Match 5 of the Malaysia T20I Tri-Nations Cup 2023 at Bayuemas Oval in Kuala Lumpur. In head-to-head encounters, PNG holds a slight advantage with a 2-1 record against Malaysia. In their recent face-off, PNG secured a convincing 45-run victory against MAL.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) last played against Hong Kong in this series. In that match, PNG beat HK by 24 runs. PNG scored 163 runs in 20 overs. HK scored only 139 runs in 20 overs, losing nine wickets in the process. Asad Vala’s composed 45-run innings and Charles Amini’s crucial all-round performance, with 17 runs and two wickets, were standout contributions for PNG.
Malaysia (MAL) last played against HK in this series. In that match, MAL beat HK by 23 runs. MAL scored 149 runs in 20 overs. HK managed to score only 126 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Virandeep Singh’s impressive 84-run innings and key contributions from bowlers Vijay Unni and Khizar Hayat, who both took two wickets each, played a pivotal role in Malaysia’s victory.