BSP PNG Barramundis

Barras to tackle Afghanistan tomorrow

The Barras have the momentum coming off two wins against Nepal in round two of the World Cricket League Championship.

The Barras beat Nepal by two wickets on Monday and again by three wickets on Wednesday.

The match will start at 9:45am (3:45pm PNG).

Barras beat Nepal by two wickets

They beat Nepal by two wickets yesterday in a thriller at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Nepal batted first and were one wicket down after the first ball when opener Anil Mandal was dismissed for a duck by Norman Vanua.

Nepal continued to lose wickets cheaply and at one stage were 4-86 after 22 overs.

But Subash Khakurel (63) and Sharad Vesawkar (78) put up a fight and steadied the Nepal innings.

Nepal finished at 8/232 after 50 overs bowled.

Assad Vala was the best of the Barras bowlers, taking 3/32.

Barras edge out Oman by two wickets

In a rain affected match, Oman posted a mammoth 8/244 with Adnan Ilyas (74) and Jatinder Singh (62) scoring the bulk of the runs.

Norman Vanua was the standout bowler for the Barras, taking 4/35 off his eight overs.

Under the Duckworth and Lewis system, the Barras had to chase 252 for victory in 36 overs.

The Barras got off to a brisk start with Tony Ura (33) and Vani Vagi Morea (38) putting on 48 runs for the first wicket.

Mahuru Dai 47 and Sese Bau 35 fired in with more runs to keep the match in the balance.