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HEBOU PNG Barramundis goes down in warm-up match

Cricket Papua New Guinea, Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:57AM

The HEBOU PNG Barramundis went down to the UAE “A” in their warm-up match in a low scoring thriller by two wickets at the Seven’s Venue in Dubai yesterday.

 

Batting first, the HEBOU PNG Barramundis were bowled out for only 120 runs in less than 40 overs, with only Assad Vala (34), Tony Ura (21) and Lega Siaka (18) making double figures with the bat. Rahul was chief destroyer with the ball for the UAE “A” Team taking 5/21.

 

In reply, the HEBOU PNG Barramundis had their tails up, putting pressure on the home side, reducing them to 4/57 at lunch. The visitors kept the pressure on after lunch, reducing the UAE “A” to 7/98 after 27 overs, with Alei Nao (3/9) and Willie Gavera (3/30) taking three wickets each for the Barramundis. Then lower order batsmen Irfan Naseem (29*) and Ibthisam (24) were then able to settle to help guide UAE “A” to a narrow two wicket victory.

      

The HEBOU PNG Barramundis have one (1) more warm-up match against English County Team Yorkshire on Wednesday, before taking on hosts, UAE in three (3) One Day Internationals, an Inter-Continental Cup (ICUP) and three (3) Twenty20 Internationals. The first two (2) out of the three (3) ODIs will be ICC World Cricket League Championship matches.

 

Currently the HEBOU PNG Barramundis are in fourth (4th) place on 40 points on the ICC ICUP Standings, while UAE are in eighth (8th) position on 7 points. In the WCLC Standings, the HEBOU PNG Barramundis are in second (2nd) position on 12 points and UAE are in eighth (8th) position on only 2 points.   

 

Match Summary

HEBOU PNG Barramundis 10/120 (39.2) Assad Vala 34, Tony Ura 21, Lega Siaka 18, Rahul 5/21 defeated by UAE “A” 8/121 (33.3) Irfan Naseem 29*, Ibthisam 24, Alei Nao 3/9 (7.3), Willie Gavera 3/30 (8) by 2 wickets

HEBOU PNG Barramundis Tour Fixture

Wednesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd March, 2017-           HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs Yorkshire CC (2 Day)

Monday 27th March, 2017-                                                                 HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE “A” (50 Overs)

Wednesday 29th March, 2017-                                          HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs Yorkshire (50 Overs)

Friday 31st March, 2017-                                                    HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (ICC WCLC Match 1)

Sunday 2nd April, 2017-                                                      HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (ICC WCLC Match 2)

Tuesday 4th April, 2017-                                                     HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (ODI)

Friday 7th to Monday 10th April, 2017-                              HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (ICC ICUP)

Wednesday 12th April, 2017-                                             HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (T20I Match 1)

Wednesday 12th April, 2017-                                             HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (T20I Match 1)

Friday 14th April, 2017-                                                       HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (T20I Match 2) (AM)

Friday 14th April, 2017-                                                       HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (T20I Match 2) (PM)

 

HEBOU PNG Barramundis Squad

Players

1.     Assad Vala (C)

2.        Jack Vare-Kevere

3.        Vani Vagi Morea

4.        Lega Siaka

5.        Tony Ura

6.        Sese Bau

7.        Mahuru Dai

8.         Dogodo Bau

9.         John Boge Reva

10.     Alei Nao

11.     Nosiana Pokana

12.   Chad Soper

13.    Willie Gavera

14.   Norman Vanua

 

Officials

Dipak Patel (Head Coach)

John Ovia (Assistant Coach)

Dou Mavara (Data Analyst)

Matteo Amabile (Physio)

Billy Ame (S&C Coach)

Ross Taylor (Consultant Coach)

 

Last updated: Wednesday March 29, 2017 8:29AM