Fiji book finals berth with crushing defeat over Indonesia
By Russel james
After an impressive Round 1 victory over Pacific rival
After two wins from two matches Fiji are now guaranteed a place in Saturday’s final.
Upon winning the toss for a second time, Fiji batted first and commenced at a blistering pace, reaching 1 for 83 from 13 overs.
The Fiji innings was anchored by opener, and man of the
match Seci Sekinini who scored 92 from 107 balls, including 7 fours and
A whirlwind 52 from 25 balls from Maika Kamikamica finished off the Fiji innings, and at the conclusion of 50 overs, Fiji registered a massive 6 for 362.
The pick of Indonesia’s bowling was Bernadus Elly who took 3 for 57 from 10 overs.
Indonesia’s reply was in early trouble with Cameron Knox being bowled for 0, however Robert Hindmarsh (20) and Wilfred Schultz (56) fought back steadily with a 40 run partnership
At 3 for 90 from 23 overs a competitive total looked possible,
Fiji coach Taione Cakacaka commented after the game,
“I was very happy with our batting today, and after a good win against Tonga yesterday we really feel confident about the remainder of this tournament.
Now that we have qualified for the final, I hope we can continue to perform consistently in the final two matches.”
Fiji now take on tournament host Japan who are yet to record a win in the tournament, while Indonesia play Tonga. The winner of this match will play Fiji in the final on Saturday.
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