Papua New Guinea have qualified for the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier ©Cricket PNG/Facebook

Papua New Guinea won the International Cricket Council World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific regional qualification finals in Port Moresby.

The hosts had triumphed in two matches on the opening day in the capital, to move to the brink of progress.

Celebrations had been put on hold when rain prevented further play in their second match against the Philippines, when Papua New Guinea had appeared on course for their third win.

But Papua New Guinea’s success was confirmed prior to their final game, with the match between Vanuatu and the Philippines proving decisive.

Vanuatu needed to win to have any chance of overhauling Papua New Guinea in the standings.

The Philippines set Vanuatu a target of 47 runs at Amini Park after the match was reduced from 20 overs to five due to rain.

Vanuatu faltered in their reply as they could only post 36-2 from the five overs.

The result saw the Philippines leapfrog Vanuatu in the standings and confirmed Papua New Guinea as tournament winners.

Papua New Guinea finished with a flourish as they overcame Vanuatu.

The hosts restricted Vanuatu to 56-8 in a match reduced to 13 overs a side due to rain.

An unbeaten 29 from Norman Vanua saw Papua New Guinea cruise to the target in just three overs.

Papua New Guinea’s tournament success secured them a place at the men's World Twenty20 qualifier.

The event is set to be held in United Arab Emirates in October and November.