Sunday , February 19 2017

Siaka, Vala hand PNG 199-run win over Namibia

After remain in chief Assad Vala’s unbeaten 144 in the primary innings, Lega Siaka had profession best returns of 4 for 38 to see Papua New Guinea through to a 199-run win over Namibia at Amini Park in Port Moresby in their first Intercontinental-Cup coordinate at home on Wednesday(October 19).

Jack Vare, the consistent chief, missed the apparatus because of damage, however the side’s reins were given to the more than capable hands of Vala, who stood up and conveyed in the wake of selecting to bat first. In the wake of scoring a splendid 120 against Ireland back in January, he scored his second century in the same number of I-Cup diversions to take PNG to 311 in the principal innings. He was all around bolstered by John Reva, who came in at No. 9 to score a convenient 45.

Namibian spinner Bernard Scholtz went through PNG’s center request, in transit a five-wicket pull, yet Vala’s thump place them in control. Norman Vanua then ousted Namibia’s top request after he grabbed three to decrease them to 57 for 7 alongside Mahuru Dai, who had two. Siaka then went through the lower request to bowl Namibia out in 55.2 overs.

In what was a story of two skippers, Sarel Burger, the Namibian chief, was the one and only to have opposed PNG’s bowlers with an unbeaten 52. The main other batsman to enter two digits was JJ Smit, who at No. 9 scored 23 to stay with his commander before Namibia were rocked the bowling alley out for 146, giving PNG a considerable lead. Siaka got his lady top of the line wicket when he expelled Smit.

With a 165-run lead added to their repertoire, in the wake of choosing not to implement the take after on, PNG’s openers began unequivocally and Vani Morea went ahead to score a half-century while there was a sudden crumple in the center as they slipped from 66 for 1 to 106 for 6. Morea withdrew for 61 as Schotlz ran wild over the center request, scalping upwards of six wickets in 19 overs, while Smit grabbed three. Chad Soper and Reva shared a remain of 31 for the eighth wicket and helped PNG to 189 preceding being rocked the bowling alley out, leaving Namibia with 355 to pursue.

Vanua was by and by the central destroyer as he rejected the main three and decreased Namibia to 14 for 4 in the fifth over. JP Kotze the contributed with 36 while the tail included small scores before Namibia were knocked down some pins out for 155 in 61.1. overs. Siaka completed with 4 for 38, completing with match figures of 7 for 54, while Vanua had 3 for 23 as PNG grabbed their second win in the opposition. They are currently fourth with 40 focuses from four recreations, short of Netherlands by six focuses.

Brief scores: Papua New Guinea 311 (Assad Vala 144*, John Reva 45; Bernard Scholtz 5-105) and 189 (Vani Morea 61, Chad Soper 35*; Bernard Scholtz 6-65) beat Namibia 146 (Sarel Burger 52*; Norman Vanua 3-39, Lega Siaka 3-16) and 155 (JP Kotze 36; Norman Vanua 3-23, Lega Siaka 4-38) by 199 runs.

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