Diego Lord's four wickets weren't enough to save Argentina from a second consecutive defeat at the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3.

Despite restricting Papua New Guinea to 127 all out, it crashed to 106 all out in reply, with skipper Rarua Dikana taking five wickets for the second consecutive day.

'I would rather Argentina had won than me do well in the bowling,' said medium-pacer Lord.

'I am happy with our bowling. We were in a difficult position, when they were 70-0, but we managed to turn it around.'

Lord paid tribute to the quality of the PNG bowling attack and said that he hoped his side would be able to perform better in the remaining matches.

'Papua New Guinea bowled really well and we looked nervous with the bat. In a practice match against Bermuda a few weeks ago we scored 270, but yesterday and today we have put in some really bad performances,' said Lord.

'We want to win the next three games at this event. We have a lot of character and I know we are going to step up to the challenge.'

Argentina's next match is against Afghanistan on Tuesday.