Papua New Guinea have been eliminated from contention for the final 2016 Under-19 World Cup Qualifier place after losing to Uganda today in Kuala Lumpur.
PNG captain Vagi Guba chose to bat first after winning the toss, but that was essentially the only thing Papua New Guinea did right all day.
Their batsmen had little answer to the Ugandan bowlers, with only three of them able to reach double figures. Frank Akankwasa was the pick of the Ugandan bowlers, taking 3-15 as PNG were bowled out for just 83.
Uganda's reply started with a 66 run opening partnership between Zephania Arinaitwe and John Gabula. Arinaitwe, who is just 13, dominated the partnership, scoring 59 from 37 balls before he was the first man out.
Gabula and number 3 Kenneth Waiswa then knocked off the 18 further runs required to secure a nine wicket win for their team.
The result meant that Papua New Guinea couldn't qualify for the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh next year, the first time they've missed the tournament since 2006. They have two days off before their final game - against the USA - on Wednesday.
Uganda's final group game will be against Ireland tomorrow, and they will need a win - and for other results to go their way - if they are to stay in contention.
Uganda Under-19s beat Papua New Guinea Under-19s by 9 wickets
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 18 October
Papua New Guinea Under-19s 83 (30.4 overs, F Akankwasa 3-15)
Uganda Under-19s 84-1 (13.2 overs, Z Arinaitwe 59)