After winning a very crucial toss on a wicket that gets easier to bat on as the day progresses, Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer put the Barramundis to bat.
The Barras got off to a testing start, losing openers Tony Ura (11 runs) and Vani Vagi Morea (12 runs) to Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt respectively.
The match was, in many ways, a mirror to the Hebou PNG Barramundis’ World Cricket League Championship campaign, which also began in defeat but ended in elation. Papua New Guinea ultimately qualified when it mattered and that is the hope for the rest of the tournament.
The Hebou PNG Barramundis scored 10/196 and were defeated by Scotland 3/197 by 7 wickets.
The Hebou PNG Barramundis had a day off yesterday before taking on hosts Zimbabwe today (1st March).
(Hebou PNG Barramundis walk off the field after their innings)