Barras in ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers Opener

By Dinnierose Raiko – EMTV Sports, Port Moresby

The Hebou PNG Barramundis took on the United Arab Emirates two days ago in their opener match of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

That match slipped from the Barras’ hold by 56 runs. Despite winning the toss, the Barras opted not to bat first.

And that decision backfired on them when United Arab Emirates’ top order sped past 80 runs in 18 overs.

By the time they reached their allotted 50, they already recorded 221.

The second inning was rain affected with the Barras having 22 overs deducted from their chase.

And their bad luck seemed to continue as their reply was not as strong as it could have been.

They were bowled out at a disappointing 113 in the 25th over.

The Barras took on Ireland late this afternoon (PNG time) in their 2nd attempt.

Dinnierose Raiko

Dinnierose Raiko

Dinnierose Raiko graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts (Journalism) from Divine Word University in March 2016. She joined EMTV Sports in April 2016 covering Sports news and contributes content to and at times Co-host EMTV’s premier sports talk show ,'Sports Scene'. Her previous experience extends to a year of general news reporting for NBC West New Britain, NBC Madang and stringing for PNGFM just before joining EMTV. Having done courts, business, health, Education rounds before, the prospect of doing Sports stories became a new challenge. One that Dinnierose wanted to test herself with. She is now an all-rounder sports reporter but takes a greater interest in Cricket. Dinnierose has since found her niche and hopes to produce her own Sports Show someday.

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