Cricket PNG Barramundis

Barras defeat Namibia in global qualifier semis

They will now play in the grand final at 1:30 on Sunday morning against Netherlands. The match will be telecast live on TVWAN Action.

The Barras have already qualified for the T20 World Cup in Australia next year but the team is committed to winning their first ICC global event on Sunday.

Barras' 81 run win over Namibia

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Barramundi openers Assad Vala and Tony Ura put on a record opening stand of 125 before Vala fell in the 10th over for 48 (34). Tony Ura notched up a half century with 71 (42) including 4 sixes, Sese Bau 26 (14) and Lega Siaka 22 (16) continued the punishment to see the Barras reach 197/7 after their alloted overs.

Namibia got off to a good start. Although losing two wickets, they were well placed at 46/2 in the fifth over, keeping the run rate required in check.

Barras fail to register win in Scotland tour

Playing each team twice, the Barramundis failed to register a win in a closely fought round robin event held in Aberdeen.

“The four games played are part of 36 to be played over the next two and a half years so although the four losses to start is not ideal, there is a long way to go and we are still very confident going forward,” said coach Dawes.

“We were competitive in all matches, in winning positions, but if you miss a chance at this level it can cost you the game.”

Assistant Coach Nathan Reardon echoed the same sentiment.