Barras go down against Hong Kong

The Hebou PNG Barramundis went down in a devastating first ODI match against Hong Kong by 106 runs at the Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong batted first and set a mammoth target of 269 for the Barras to chase for victory.

Barras started well knocking off Hong Kong openers cheaply off consecutive balls after deciding to bat, but a 78-run third-wicket stand from skipper  Babar Hayat and Nizakat Khan got them back on track to end the overs at  6 for 269.

Chad Soper was the Barras’ best bowler, finishing with 3/39.

PNG had a bad start also after losing their openers cheaply as well, however, Barras recovered to reach 100 for 2 in 17.2 overs but they had no one to anchor their innings.

Hong Kong off spinner Ehsan Khan triggered a slide by taking out their innings' top scorer Assad Vala for 43, and from there, with no one to arrest the slide; they were spun out for 163 in 38.2.

The other two ODI matches will be played on Sunday 6 and Tuesday 8 November.


Lamech Jinimbo