PNG Barramundis finish winless in UAE

  • Papua New Guinea’s cricketers have completed a winless tour of the United Arab Emirates with a 93 run loss to Hong Kong in the second one day international in Dubai.

    Hong Kong posted a mammoth 323 for 3 batting first, with opener Anshuman Rath finishing unbeaten on 143 off 137 balls.

    He was supported by skipper Babar Hayat who smashed 89 off 80 balls.

    John Boge Reva was the pick of the PNG bowlers with 2 for 46, while Assad Vala returned figures of 1 for 22.

    The Barramundis made a horror start to their run chase, slumping to 20 for 3 in four overs, with Tony Ura (3), Dogodo Bau (3) and Vala (8) all falling cheaply.

    Kipling Doriga compiled an unbeaten 89 off 80 balls, in only his fourth one day international, but it wasn’t enough as PNG were eventually dismissed for 230 in the 43rd over.

    In other results from the seventh and final round of the World Cricket League Championship, Netherlands defeated Namibia by five wickets, Scotland defeated Kenya by 161 runs and United Arab Emirates defeated Nepal by 63 runs.

    The Netherlands claimed the overall title, Scotland were second, Hong Kong third and PNG fourth.

    PNG finished winless during their UAE tour, following two ODI defeats each by Scotland and Hong Kong, who also prevailed in their four-day Intercontinental Cup clash.

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