10 Nov 2014

Sport: PNG cricket sweep historic series

12:45 pm on 10 November 2014

Papua New Guinea completed a clean sweep of their first ever One Day International series against Hong Kong, with a 3 wicket victory with just 4 balls remaining at Townsville's Tony Ireland Stadium.

20-year-old Lega Siaka was the hero for PNG, becoming the first man from his country to make an ODI century.

Speaking after the match Siaka described the win as one of the proudest moments of his life.

Vani Vagi Morea was also instrumental in the win backing up his half century from the first ODI with a clutch 65 not out.

Teenager Norman Vanua was the pick of the PNG bowlers with 4 wickets, including the crucial breakthroughs of both Irfan Ahmed and Jamie Atkinson.

Dipak Patel

Dipak Patel Photo: Photosport


Hong Kong 261 all out, 49.3 overs (B Hayat 55, A Rath 51; N Vanua 4-60, W Gavera 3-45)

Papua New Guinea 264-7, 49.2 overs (L Siaka 109, V Morea 65*; N Ahmed 2-38)

Papua New Guinea won by 3 wickets