Papua New Guinea seam bowler Chad Soper has become just the second associate bowler - after Scotland's Josh Davey - to take six wickets in an ODI as Papua New Guinea beat Hong Kong by 14 runs to square the three match series with one still to play.
It wasn't looking good for Papua New Guinea earlier on, with both openers out stumped by Jamie Atkinson off the bowling of the bowling of Nadeem Ahmed. Atkinson took another stumping later off the bowling of Anshuman Rath, only the 17th time a wicketkeeper has taken three stumpings in an ODI.
Asad Vala top scored with 70 for Papua New Guinea, sharing in a 78 run partnership for the fourth wicket with Sese Bau, who scored 40. Papua New Guinea's final total was a below par 201, Nadeem Ahmed the pick of the bowlers with 4-50. Anshuman Rath - who turned 19 the previous day - also bowled well, taking 3-28.
Hong Kong soon found themselves on the back foot as Chad Soper took two wickets in the third over with the score on just four. They recovered to 154-5 thanks to 45 from Ehsan Khan, but ended up losing their last five wickets for just 33 runs.
Soper took his fifth and sixth wicket in the 48th over to finish with 6-41 before John Reva - playing his first ODI - bowled Nadeem Ahmed from the first ball of the penultimate over to bowl Hong Kong out for 187, securing a 14 run win for PNG.
The two sides will meet again on Tuesday to decide the series.
Hong Kong lost to Papua New Guinea by 14 runs
Mission Road Ground, Mong Kok, 6 November
Papua New Guinea 201 (45.5 overs, A Vala 70, S Bau 40, Nadeem Ahmed 4-50, Anshuman Rath 3-28)
Hong Kong 187 (48.1 overs, Shahid Wasif 45, C Soper 6-41)