Papua New Guinea take home the gold
Papua New Guinea beat Fiji in the final of the 2003 South Pacific Games cricket tournament, and whilst there wasn't a final this time, the too did meet in a final group game that decided the gold medal. Papua New Guinea again won.
Batting first, Papua New Guinea lost their openers cheaply, but fine innings from Kila Pala (48) and Assadollah Vala (40) recovered the innings. Fiji's Jone Seuvou took 3/29 from his ten overs as PNG were dismissed for 164 after 41 overs.
The target should have been an easy one for the Fijians, but after Loa Nou took three quick wickets at the top of the order, they never looked like reaching it, and were eventually bowled out for 135 in the 42nd over, Papua New Guinea winning by 29 runs.
Papua New Guinea have been by far the best team in the tournament, the highlight of which was undoubtedly their record breaking mauling of New Caledonia on Friday. They have done it all without their usual top player Jamie Brazier too.
In the other match of the day, hosts Samoa easily beat New Caledonia by nine wickets to ensure their bronze medal position.