3 Oct 2014

Sport: PNG cricketers hoping to build momentum from breakthrough win

12:20 pm on 3 October 2014

The Papua New Guinea cricketers are hoping a breakthrough victory last weekend can spur them on to bigger things in the remainder of the South Australian Premier League.

The Barramundi's finally tasted success at the fourth attempt in Darwin on Sunday, beating the Southern Force by three wickets in a 50-over clash.

The team has since arrived in Adelaide to begin their T20 campaign against an Outback Country XI and Dipak Patel says it was nice to finally finish on the right side of the ledger.

"We'd been threatening for a number of games prior to the win on the Sunday so it was nice to put a performance together in the little areas that we've been really working hard on, and try and get some processes in place, and get some more structure into our game, whether it be batting, bowling or fielding. Look, we're making good progress - albeit our results don't quite show it - but last Sunday was very encouraging, certainly from my perspective".

After the T20s PNG will also play a series of two-day matches and next month will play their first full ODI against Hong Kong.