PNG Barras miss to qualify for World T20

They were defeated by Afghanistan by six wickets overnight in Ireland.

Barras had wasted their last realistic chance to make a world event this decade with the ICC World Twenty20 now being played every four years.

Afghanistan restricted PNG to 127 for 6 after PNG elected to bat first.

PNG’s top batsman Lega Siaka mustered just 59 runs at 9.83 apiece this tournament.

Charles Amini glided his way to a run-a-ball 37 not out, and Norman Vanua, whose four sixes had sealed the two-wicket win over Ireland, showcased his power again to hammer 22 in ten balls.


PNG Barramundis still in the mix for World T20

The Barramundis finished in fourth place for pool A and must now win all games in order to get one of the four remaining qualification spots for India. Ireland and Scotland took the two automatic qualifying positions by virtue of finishing top of their pools.

The PNG Barramundis will face winner of Afghanistan and Hong Kong on Thursday 23rd July at 7pm PNG time, with the match to be shown live on Digicel Play and TVWAN Sports HD.

PNG, Namibia and Hong Kong, along with Ireland, are through to the next stage of the tournament.

PNG in World Twenty20 shock, beating Ireland

They beat the previously undefeated Ireland team.

Assad Vala and Norman Vanua were the heroes for PNG, keeping  the team in the hunt for runs.

Ireland’s William Porterfield hit an unbeaten 57 as the Irish struggled to a modest 123-9 from their 20 overs at Stormont.

Norman Vanua's unbeaten 28 from 10 balls, including three sixes in the 19th over, took Papua New Guinea to 124-8 with seven balls to spare.

Ireland lost their 100% record but remain Group A leaders, a point ahead of second-placed Papua New Guinea.

Rain washes out Barramundis’ match

Match points were shared between the two teams leaving the Barramundis second in Pool A and heading for a top of the table clash with Ireland on Wednesday night PNG time.

Barras win in world T20 start up

Jersey had secured a shock win over Hong Kong in their first match ever at an ICC global qualifying event but the Barramundis were too good for the tournament newcomers.

The Barramundis lost the toss and were sent in to bat after a delayed start due to rain.

Openers Lega Siaka (26) and Tony Ura (22) got the team off to a flying start putting on 44 in the first 4 overs before Siaka was dismissed.

Barras beat Kenya in worlds warmup

Kenya scored a healthy 141 runs in their 20 overs but PNG’s batsmen came out with guns blazing and scored 2/45 runs in the first 5 overs before the match was stopped due to rain.

On the Duckworth Lewis system PNG was required to score 35 runs in 5 overs as they lost two wickets but at (2/45) at the 5thover mark it meant PNG were ahead by 10 runs on the DL system and were awarded the game. 

Earlier, PNG Barramundis captain Jack Vare-Kevere won the toss and elected to bowl and restricted the Kenyans to a respectable target of 8/141 in their 20 overs.