PNG Barras secure South China Cup

The HEBOU PNG Barramundis secured the South China Cup after defeating Hong Kong by 73 runs in the second match of the three-match series yesterday.

Batting first, the Barramundis got off to a promising start with openers Tony Ura (21) and Anthony Vare (29) putting on a 52 run-opening-wicket partnership.

Then a steady fall of wickets saw the visitors slump to 6/119 in the 26th over when Charles Amini Jnr was dismissed for a quick-fire 28 runs.

Some fighting performances from Sese Bau (16), Kipling Doriga (28) and Jason Kila (24) took the score to 8/169 in the 39th over before an amazing rear-guard performance from Norman Vanua (50* runs off 40 balls) and Chad Soper (30* runs off 44 balls) took the score beyond 250.

They put on an unbeaten 86 run ninth wicket stand to take the Hebou PNG Barramundis to an incredible score of 8/255 off their allotted 50 overs.

Eshan E Khan (3/54) was the pick of the Hong Kong bowlers taking three wickets.

In reply, hosts Hong Kong were unable to get on top off the Hebou PNG Barramundis’ bowlers, losing wickets at regular intervals to be eventually bowled out for 182 in 40.1 overs.

Amini (4/42) continued his great form with the ball taking four wickets while Vanua (3/32) finished an incredible match picking up three wickets to go with his half-century with the bat.

Assad Vala (1/17) and Soper (1/21) also picked up a wicket apiece. Shahid Wasif (55) top scored for Hong with a fighting half century.

The final match of the South China Cup three-match 50-over Series between the Hebou PNG Barramundis will be played tomorrow, Thursday, 1st November.  

 Match Summaries

Tuesday 30th October, 2018

Match 2: Hebou PNG Barramundis 8/255 (50) Norman Vanua 50* (40), Chad Soper 30* (44), Anthony Vare 29 (35), Kipling Doriga 28 (49), Charles Amini Jnr 28 (31), Jason Kila 24 (40), Tony Ura 21 (23), Eshan E Khan 3/54 (9) defeated Hong Kong 10/182 (40.1) Shahid Wasif 55 (71), Haroon Arshad 37 (39), Charles Amini Jnr 4/42 (10), Norman Vanua 3/32 (7.1), Assad Vala 1/17 (4), Chad Soper 1/21 (6) by 73 runs

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