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Didn’t the boys do well last night!
PNG’s opening bowler Kabua Morea showed a lot of promise last night with a classy performance.
The lanky speedster from Hanuabada was consistent throughout bowling line and length in the early overs to put the pressure on the Scottish and finishing off with a 4 wicket haul. Chad Soper backed up Morea’s performance with consistency and variation taking crucial wickets in the middle stages of Scotland’s innings.
After a disappointing first match against hosts Oman, last night’s performance indicated that we’re not just there to make the numbers and had the early order batsmen contributed a few more runs to the tally the story would have been a little different once the hard hitting Norman Vanua took the crease.
The publicity the Barramundis are making for the country is overwhelming and so much so, the story of their journey had made it into the prestigious New York Times.
Bangladesh are next up and Papua New Guinea will be taking a lot more confidence into this game. A regular participant in ICC calendar, a win against the Bengal Tigers should add further exposure and boost the country’s profile.
As long as the Barras remain competitive there is so much to take away from this tournament both on and off the field.