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Tony UraTHE BARRAMUNDIS SCORED a comfortable win in the world 20/20 cricket qualifier against the Netherlands overnight after a quickfire century by Tony Ura (pictured) took them to a commanding 3 for 193 off their 20 overs.

The rated Netherlands, who once famously defeated England A in the longer form of the game, could manage only 141 in reply, falling short by 52 runs.

Ura scored an even century off 80 balls and was ably assisted by Kila Pala who scored 57 off 47.

Nineteen year old quick bowling find Norman Vanua then made short work of the Netherlands top order with 3/12 to leave the Dutch in disarray.

The Papua New Guinea team continue to make an impressive start to this tournament, which could stamp them as an emerging force in world cricket.

Full scorecard here.


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