HEBOU PNG Barramundis

Barras lose by 84 runs

Australian Indigenous blasted their way to set a mammoth target, finishing at 9/347 after batting out the full fifty overs.

Runs came from openers Dary Short (86) and Damon Eagon (77) plus other contributions from Ben Abbatanglo (75) and Cameron Trask (45).

The best with the ball for the Barras was Chad Soper (3/60) while John Boge Reva (2/36) and Nosiana Pokana (2/48) also picked up wickets.

The Barras struggled from the start, slumping to 3/28 after seven overs.

Gillespie excited to work with Barramundis

Gillespie who played 71 Test Matches, taking 259 wickets and 97 One Day Internationals, taking 142 wickets for, has been arguably the most sort-after cricket coach of late.

CEO of Cricket PNG, Greg Campbell, confirmed last week Gillespie was initially appointed as a consultant on a 12-month term and will fill in as the interim Head Coach of the Barramundis following the departure of Dipak Patel.

Barras defeated twice on same day

A knock of 117 not out from Shaiman Anwar in the first of the two matches set up a target of 181 for the Barras to chase for victory.

Mohammad Naveed (3/18) and Amjad Javed (3/38) ensured the victory bowling the Barras all out for 150 to win by 30 runs, and take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Jack Vare put on 38 runs for the Barras.

The third T20I played later in the day was a much closely contested one with UAE reaching the target of 129 with five balls to spare and five wickets in hand, to complete the series whitewash.

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UAE beat Barras by five wickets in first T20

Batting first, the Barras found themselves in trouble from the start losing wickets in close succession to leave them at 4/23 after only seven overs.

Right-arm medium pace bowler, Amjad Javed was the man behind the top order demise taking the wickets of Tony Ura (7), Lega Siaka (0) and Assad Vala (9).

The Barras were eventually all bowled out for 102 inside 18 overs. Javed (3/12) and Mohammad Naveed (3/24) shared the spoils taking three wickets each.

UAE only lost five wickets in their run chase to reach the target with 29 balls to spare.

Barras lose by nine wickets to UAE

On the last day of play at Sheikh Zayed Stadium yesterday, the Barramundis were all bowled out in their second innings for 286.

The bulk of their runs came from a career best knock of 142 from Lega Siaka who finished not out.

UAE’s Mohammad Naveed (4/78) and Imran Haider (4/93) were instrumental ripping through the batting attack taking four wickets each.

Barras trail UAE by 95 runs

This was after the completion of day three of the ICC Intercontinental Cup match yesterday.

UAE finally declared at 8/441, thanks largely to centuries from Muhammad Usman (103) and Saqlain Haider (102).

Mahuru Dai picked up another wicket yesterday to finish with the best bowling figures for the Barramundis with 4/126.

The Barramundis’ second innings got off to a bad start, losing early wickets to leave them at 4/152 at stumps.

UAE’s Imran Haider was the man responsible taking the wickets of opener Tony Ura (35), Assad Vala (15) and Dogodo Bau (4).

UAE lead Barras by 105 runs

It was Muhammad Usman (103) who was the major contributor with the bat for UAE who finished at 6/299 at stumps yesterday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

UAE’s openers Rohan Mustafa (41) and Laxman Sreekumar (37) also pitched in with handy contributions.

Mahuru Dai had the best bowling figures for the Barramunidis with 3/83 from his 32 overs.

Chap Soper, Nosaina Pokana and Assad Vala have also picked up a wicket each.

Day three will resume today with Saqlain Haider and Ahmed Raza batting.

Barras dismissed for 194

The Barramundis found themselves in trouble early on the innings when Qadeer Ahmed took the wickets of openers Tony Ura (11) and Vani Vagi Morea (11).

Wickets continued to fall in close succession and the Barramundis found themselves in dire straits at 7/110.

Wicket-keeper Jack Vare (38) and Chad Soper (38) top scored for the side who were all bowled out after 85.3 overs.

Ahmed (3/43) and Ahmed Raza (3/38) both shared the spoils with three wickets a piece.

Barras hold second spot in ICC WCL

From ten matches played, the Barras have won seven and lost three- to leave them on 14 points.

The ICC WLC points table:

Netherlands (16), PNG (14), Hong Kong (11), Scotland (11), Kenya (10), Nepal (8), United Arab Emirates (4), Namibia (2).

Meanwhile, in the ICC Intercontinental Cup, the Barras remain in fourth place out of eight teams.

The ICC Intercontinental Cup points table:

Afghanistan (81), Ireland (80), Netherlands (49), PNG (40), Hong Kong (39), Scotland (30), Namibia (20), United Arab Emirates (7).