Barramundis qualify for next stage
The HEBOU PNG Barramundis brushed aside Vanuatu by seven wickets in the final of the ICC EAP Men’s Cricket Trophy on Sunday 23rd November in Lismore, Australia to qualify for the ICC World T20 Qualifiers in Ireland and Scotland next year.
The Barramundis finished the tournament as the only undefeated team while Vanuatu’s only loss in the tournament came from the Barramundis in the final.
With superb bowling and awesome batting, the Barramundis showed class as they finished the match in just 12 overs.
Choosing to bat first, the Vanuatu batsmen stood little chance against the PNG bowlers lead by Willie Gavera (3/16), Norman Vanua (2/16), Barramundis’ Captain, Chris Amini (1/25) and John Boge Reva (1/11) as the wicket takers.
With Joshua Rasu (34) the only Vanuatu batsmen to have shown any resistance to the first-class bowling attack, Vanuatu managed a below-par 9/96 off their allotted 20 overs.
Barramundis openers, Tony Ura and Lega Siaka came out swinging to hit 50 runs in just four overs.
Ura24 (15) andSiaka 18 (12) were both dismissed by Nalin Nipiko leaving the Barramundis at 2/51 in 4.4 overs.
Assad Vala (17) and Vani Vagi Morea (24*) then guided the Barramundis in sight of victory before Vala was dismissed, seven runs shy of the target.
Eventually, the Barramundis reached the target in just 12 overs.