The HEBOU PNG Barramundis went down to hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first T20 International by five (5) wickets in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
After being sent into bat on a warm day in Abu Dhabi, the HEBOU PNG Barramundis got off to a disastrous start slumping to 4/23 when Barramundis Captain, Assad Vala was bowled by Amjad Javed in the eighth over with Sultan Ahmed (1/12) and Javed (3/12) being main destroyers with the ball at the top of the order. Sese Bau (22 off 23 balls) and Mahuru Dai (31 off 27 balls) tried to resurrect the HEBOU PNG Barramundis innings in the middle, but unfortunately the Barramundis were unable to recover from the bad start to be eventually bowled out for a meek 102 in 18.2 overs. Javed and Mohammad Naveed (3/24) were the pick of the UAE bowlers taking three (3) wickets a piece.
In the reply, UAE had no troubles chasing down the modest total, reaching the target in 15.1 overs, losing only five (5) wickets on the way. Shaiman Anwar (39 off 25 balls) was the top scorer for UAE batting at number three while John Boge (2/18) and Willie Gavera (2/19) picked up two (2) wickets apiece for the HEBOU PNG Barramundis.
Both teams have a day off before playing each other in their final two (2) T20I matches on Friday 14th April, 2017.
HEBOU PNG Barramundis 10/102 (18.2) Mahuru Dai 31 (27), Sese Bau 22 (23), Norman Vanua 14 (10), Amjad Javed 3/12 (4), Mohammad Naveed 3/24 (3) defeated by United Arab Emirates (UAE) 5/108 (15.1) Shaiman Anwar 39 (25), Mohammad Naveed 15 (10), John Boge Reva 2/18 (3.1), Willie Gavera 2/19 (3) by five (5) wickets with 29 balls remaining.
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)