In response, the Philippines faced the challenging task to chase down the target. Despite their best efforts to avoid a complete collapse, they ultimately fell short, unable to match PNG's dominating performance.
PNG's bowling attack played a crucial role in securing the victory. Medium-pacer Kabua Morea claimed two wickets, while Sese Bau, John Kariko, and Hri Hiri displayed exceptional economy, restricting the Philippines' scoring opportunities.
With an unblemished record after five games, PNG currently tops the chart in their qualifying group. Although they have one more game against Japan scheduled on Saturday, the match holds no significance in the qualification process, making it a dead rubber.
As the excitement builds for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, five more slots remain open in the 20-team mega event. One team from the Americas Qualifier, scheduled in Bermuda, will earn its place, along with two teams each from the Asia and Africa Qualifiers, to be held in Nepal and Namibia, respectively. The battle to secure these final berths promises to be intense as cricketing nations worldwide vie for the opportunity to compete in one of cricket's most prestigious tournaments.">