UAE on top against HEBOU PNG Barramundis in ICUP

Cricket Papua New Guinea, Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:24AM

The HEBOU PNG Barramundis are still trailing by 95 runs with six 2nd innings wickets remaining in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Round 5 Intercontinental Cup (ICUP) fixture against United Arab Emirates (UAE), at stumps on Day 3 in Abu Dhabi.


Resuming Day 3 on 6/299, UAE pressed on to build an unassailable lead thanks to a brilliant unbeaten century from Saqlain Haider (102*) following on from Mohammed Usman’s century from the day before.  The hosts eventually declared their innings at 8/441 after lunch, leading by 247 runs in the first innings, with Mahuru Dai taking 4/126 off 52,3 overs for the HEBOU PNG Barramundis.


In reply, the HEBOU PNG Barramundis got off to a steady start, before Vani Vagi Morea (17) was stumped by Ahmed Raza. Lega Siaka and Tony Ura (35) put on a 41-run partnership for the second wicket before Ura was stumped off the bowling of Imran Haider. Haider also picked up the wickets of HEBOU PNG Barramundis captain, Assad Vala (15) and Dogodo Bau (4) before Siaka (51*) and Sese Bau (21*) guided the visitors to 4/152 at stumps on Day 3, still trailing UAE by 95 runs. Haider was the pick of the UAE bowlers taking 3/58.       


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. 


Match Summary

1st Innings

HEBOU PNG Barramundis 10/194 (85.3) Jack Vare 38, Chad Soper 38, Mahuru Dai 19, Ahmed Raza 3/38, Qadeer Ahmed 3/45, Mohammad Naveed 2/43, Imran Haider 2/50

UAE 8/441 dec (150.2) Mohammad Usman 103, Saqlain Haider 102*, Rameez Shahzad 63, Laxman Sreekumar 37, Mahuru Dai 4/126, Assad Vala 1/29, Chad Soper 1/52, Nosiana Pokana 1/63


2nd Innings

HEBOU PNG Barramundis 4/152 (47) Lega Siaka 51*, To9ny Ura 35, Sese Bau 21*, Imran Haider 3/58, Ahmed Raza 1/32



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)

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


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



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: Monday April 10, 2017 7:55AM