Sport: PNG beat UAE in second cricket match

7:45 am on 3 April 2017

In cricket, Papua New Guinea beat the UAE by 26 runs in their second one day international in Ahu Dhabi over the weekend.

The Papua New Guinea Cricket team in the UAE.

The Papua New Guinea Cricket team in the UAE. Photo: Facebook / Cricket PNG

The home team appeared to be cruising to a second win in the space of three days against the side placed second in the 50-over competition.

On Friday, the UAE beat PNG by 82-runs in their first World Cricket League Championship at the Shaikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi

In pursuit of 233 to win, the UAE had reached a powerful position on 148 for two with 17 overs left, with Ghulam Shabber posting a second successive half-century.

Then Shaiman Anwar was run out at the non-striker's end after Shabber blazed back a straight drive off John Reva's bowling.

The dismissal sparked a collapse, with five wickets falling for 13 runs, and the hosts were unable to recover as PNG forced a 23-run win.