29 Jul 2010

PNG's Barramundis sweep cricket series

11:08 am on 29 July 2010

Papua New Guinea have completed an impressive week's cricket with a crushing 149 win in their final limited overs match against an Australian Indigenous XI in Port Moresby on Tuesday.

The Barramundi's wrapped up the two-match Twenty-20 series on Sunday with a nail-biting three run win and Tuesday's romp secured a coveted four-nil series sweep in front of a vocal home crowd of about 1000 cricket lovers.

Captain Rarua Dikana won the toss for the first time in the series and his faith was repaid by the recalled veteran Marhuru Dai who reached 74 as the Barramundi's posted an imposing 280.

Dai then also starred with the ball, claiming 5 for 33, with Michael Bailey's 31 the highest individual score for the Indigenous Side.

The Barramundi's side dedicated their stunning performance to the memory of Sir Brian Bell, the patron of Cricket PNG who passed away on Sunday.