29 Sep 2014

Sport: PNG cricketers snap losing streak

11:59 am on 29 September 2014

It's taken four games but the Papua New Guinea cricketers finally secured their first victory in the South Australian Premier League, beating the Southern Force by three wickets in Darwin on Sunday.

A day after losing to the Northern Mavericks, the Barramundi's restricted the Force to just 211 for 9 from their 50 overs, with Assad Vala snaring 3 for 37 off six overs.

In reply, Tony Ura anchored the PNG innings with 76 from 72 balls while Mahura Dai added 66 as the visitors reached their target with 12 overs and three wickets to spare.

The team now heads to Adelaide to begin their T20 campaign against the Outbacks on Saturday.