Playing their third match against the Australian Indigenous Team in a week, the Hebou PNG Barramundis batted first at the Ian Healy Oval in Brisbane yesterday.
For the second straight match, the Barramundis were not able to bat out their full 50 overs, eventually being bowled out for 224 in only 46.4 overs.
The Barramundis started shakily, slumping to 4/44 when captain Assad Vala (5) was caught off the bowling of Samuel Doggett.
Then Sese Bau (84) and Dogodo Bau (51) added 141 runs for the fifth wicket to take the momentum back in the Barramundis’ favour, but a late order collapse only saw the Barramundis post a disappointing 224 runs.
Doggett was the star with the ball for the Australian Indigenous Team taking an impressive 5/33off only 8.4 overs, while Dane Ugle (2/36) and Nicholas Boland (2/45) chipped in taking a couple of wickets each.
In reply the Australian Indigenous Team chased down the below-par 225 for victory in only 40.2 overs, losing just three (3) wickets on the way.
D’Arcy Short was the star with the bat for the Australian Indigenous Team smashing and unbeaten 122 off just 117 balls which included fourteen (14) boundaries and three (3) massive sixes.
Short was ably supported by the Australian Indigenous captain, Ben Abbatangelo who made a stylish 64 runs in just 73 balls.
Damian Ravu (2/65) was the only multiple wicket-taker for the Barramundis while Chad Soper (1/27) picked up the other wicket.
The Hebou PNG Barramundis have a day off today, before taking on the Australian Indigenous Team again on Tuesday 5th September in Maroochydore.
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 1-8th October.
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 10/224 (46.4) Sese Bau 84 (102), Dogodo Bau 51 (76),Lega Siaka 21 (23), Samuel Doggett 5/33 (8.4), Dane Ugle 2/36 (8), Nicholas Boland 2/45 (8) defeated by Australian Indigenous Team 3/225 (40.2) D’Arcy Short 122* (117), Ben Abbatangelo 64 (73), Damian Ravu 2/65 (9), Chad Soper 1/27 (6) by seven (7) wickets with 58 balls remaining.