Sport: PNG thumped in historic show of skill from UAE

11:09 am on 5 April 2017

The Papua New Guinea cricket team has been soundly beaten in the third and deciding one-dayer against United Arab Emirates, thanks to an historic display of individual brilliance from Rohan Mustafa.

Mustafa, joined an elite group of players including West Indian great Viv Richards and Englishman Paul Collingwood, to score a century with the bat and take five wickets in the same One Day International.

Earlier UAE won the toss and elected to bat first with their openers putting on 101 runs before the first wicket fell.

UAE's Rohan Mustafa reacts after scoring a half-century during Asia Cup T20 qualification in 2016

Mustafa is no stranger to success with the bat, scoring a 50 in last year's T20 Asia Cup. Photo: AFP

Mustafa led the batting with his 109 runs off 125 balls while PNG captain Assad Vala was once again the pick of the PNG bowlers with his 3-for-30 off 10 over while John Reva chimed in with two wickets of his own.

The UAE eventually scored 251 off their 50 overs.

In reply PNG were bowled out for 148 in the 36th over.

After openers Tony Ura (40) and Vani Morea (36), only two other players reached double figures with the scorecard also including four ducks.

The teams will now play a four day match before three Twenty20 Internationals.

Assad Vala.

PNG Captain Assad Vala again shone with the ball in hand Photo: Cricket PNG

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