Vanuatu National women’s cricket team have made history by beating Papua New Guinea (PNG) for the first time, yesterday at Korman Cricket Field.

Vanuatu won the match 92/5 in 17 overs — 89/5 in 20 overs.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Vanuatu Cricket Association (VCA), Tim Cutler, was overjoyed and speechless.

He said PNG are ranked 11 in the world in women’s T20 cricket so for our girls to beat them is so amazing.

He gave credit to all players, Coach Joshua Rasu, high performance manager Chris Lathan and Captain Selina Solman.

Cutler said the girls are playing with the artificial wickets in this competition which have more pace compared to the natural hybrid ones.

The lessons learnt from the recent test series against the Australian national Indigenous squad in April which have contributed to their historic victory, he said. He said by staying calm and not panicking, the girls comfortably chased thewir target of 90 runs and got the historic victory.

The CEO said the other team which are as good as PNG is Indonesia, however any team is good should it be their good day.He encouraged the girls to remain calm and take on every game the way they took on the defending champions PNG.Captain Selina Solman was so glad to lead the girls in this historic victory as she says it has always been a dream for her.{The girls have trained so hard so Solman feels they deserve the historic victory. Though they beat the best team in the competition, Solman said T20 cricket is a funny form of cricket and that anything can happen, therefore they are not taking any team lightly in their upcoming games.PNG Team Manager, Mahuru Dai, was disappointed in the way his girls played, however he feels confident in them doing better in their upcoming gamesDai encouraged his girls to always listen and follow their coaches game plans.He said they fielded some under 19 players who are playing senior cricket for the first time, as they have come through their pathway program.