South China Cup

PNG Barras secure South China Cup

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.

PNG Barras defeat HK in opening match

Batting first, hosts Hong Kong were bowled out for only 145 in the 42nd over by an impressive Hebou PNG Barramundis' bowling attack. Charles Amini Jnr led the way for the Barramundis, picking up 4/33 off 9.3 overs while Norman Vanua (3/28) and Damien Ravu (1/23) picked up three and one wicket respectively.

Raag Kapur (38) and Aizaz Khan (31) were the only Hong Kong batsmen to register scores beyond 30 runs.