Cricket Australia’s National Performance Squad were too strong for the PNG Barramundis winning by four wickets in a 50 Over encounter today at Allan Border, Brisbane.
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CA National Performance Squad too strong for Hebou PNG Barramundis
Cricket Australia’s (CA) National Performance Squad (NPS) were too strong for the HEBOU PNG Barramundis winning by four (4) wickets in a 50 Over encounter today at Allan Border, Brisbane.
Batting first, the Hebou PNG Barramundis were bowled out for a very decent 244 off 48.1 overs against a very strong CA NPS bowling outfit. Disappointingly for the Barramundis, the top six batsmen all got starts, reaching double figures with only Lega Siaka (53) the only batsman to reach a half century. Assad Vala (44) continued his good form with bat, before being run-out while Vani Vagi Morea (40), Sese Bau (22), Norman Vanua (22) and Mahuru Dai (20) all made valuable contributions with the bat. Daniel Fallins (3/45) was the pick of the NPS bowlers, while Michael Cormack (2/35) picked up a couple of wickets as well.
In reply, the NPS had not problems chasing down the target of 245 in 45 overs, losing just six (6) wickets on the way. Josh Inglis was the star with the bat for NPS smashing 122 runs in only 105 balls at the top of the order while Parum Uppal guided the NPS to the victory target with an unbeaten 47 runs off just 64 balls. Mahuru Dai (3/49) was once again the pick of the HebouPNG Barramundis’ bowlers taking three (3) wickets, while Sese Bau (1/27) and John Boge Reva (1/38) picked up a wicket each.
The Hebou PNG Barramundis have a day off tomorrow, before taking on the Australian Indigenous Team again on Sunday 3rd September at the Norths Ground in Brisbane.
This current tour is in preparation for ICC Intercontinental Cup (ICUP)/World Cricket League Championships (WCLC) Round 6 Fixture against Scotland which will take place in Port Moresby from 1-8thOctober. The Hebou PNG Barramundis are currently sitting in fourth (4th) place on 40 points in the ICUP Standings after five (5) rounds while they are in second (2nd) place in the WCLC Standings on 14 points after five (5) rounds also.
Hebou PNG Barramundis 10/244 (48.1) Lega Siaka 53 (53), Assad Vala 44 (52), Vani Vagi Morea 40 (51), Norman Vanua 22 (24), Sese Bau 22 (46), Daniel Fallins (3/45), Michael Cormack (2/35) defeated by Cricket Australia’s National Performance Squad 6/248 (44.4) Josh Inglis 122 (105), Param Uppal 47* (64), Mahuru Dai 3/49 (9), Sese Bau 1/27 (7), John Boge Reva 1/38 (6.4) by four (4) wickets with 32 balls remaining.
PNG Barramundis Fixture
Sunday 27th August, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Australian Indigenous @ Fehberg Park
Wednesday 30th August, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Australian Indigenous @ Redlands Ground
Friday 1st September, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs National Performance @ Allan Border Field
Sunday 3rd September, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Australian Indigenous @ Norths Ground
Tuesday 5th September, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Australian Indigenous @ Maroochydore
Wednesday 6th September, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Tasmania @ Maroochydore
Thursday 7th September, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Victoria (T20) @ Maroochydore
Tuesday 12th – Wednesday 13th September- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs NT Invitational (2Day) @ Darwin
Saturday 16th September, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Edge @ Darwin
Sunday 17th September, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Grit @ Darwin
Saturday 23rd September, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Force @ Darwin
Sunday 24th September, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Mavericks @ Darwin
PNG Barramundis Squad
- Assad Vala (Captain)
- Jack Vare-Kevere
- Vani Vagi Morea
- Lega Siaka
- Tony Ura
- Mahuru Dai
- Damian Ravu
- John Boge Reva
- Alei Nao
- James Junior Tau
- Norman Vanua
- Chad Soper
- Dogodo Bau