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Papua New Guinean cricket team in the United Arab Emirates in 2016–17

The Papua New Guinea national cricket team toured the United Arab Emirates in March and April 2017 to play three One Day Internationals (ODIs), three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and a first-class match.[1] Two of the three ODI matches were part of the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship and the first-class match was part of the 2015–17 ICC Intercontinental Cup tournament.[2] Before the international fixtures, Papua New Guinea played warm-up matches against the English sides Middlesex County Cricket Club and Yorkshire County Cricket Club.[1][3]

The United Arab Emirates won the ODI series 2–1, after winnings the final match of the series by 103 runs.[4] The UAE won the Intercontinental Cup match by a margin of 9 wickets, their first victory in a first-class match since 2013.[5] The UAE won the T20I series 3–0.[6]

Squads

 United Arab Emirates[7] Papua New Guinea[1]

ODI series

1st ODI

2nd ODI

3rd ODI

4 April 2017
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates 
251/9 (50 overs)
v
 Papua New Guinea
148 (35.2 overs)
Rohan Mustafa 109 (125)
Assad Vala 3/30 (10 overs)
Tony Ura 40 (49)
Rohan Mustafa 5/25 (8.2 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 103 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rohan Mustafa (UAE) scored his maiden ODI century and took his maiden ODI five-wicket haul, becoming the third player to do this in the same ODI.[4]

Intercontinental Cup match

T20I series

1st T20I

12 April 2017
Scorecard
Papua New Guinea 
102 (18.2 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
108/5 (15.1 overs)
Mahuru Dai 31 (27)
Amjad Javed 3/12 (4 overs)
Shaiman Anwar 39 (25)
John Reva 2/18 (3.1 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 5 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to field.
  • Alei Nao (PNG) and Sultan Ahmed (UAE) both made their T20I debuts.

2nd T20I

14 April 2017
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates 
180/3 (20 overs)
v
 Papua New Guinea
150 (20 overs)
Shaiman Anwar 117* (68)
Norman Vanua 2/41 (3 overs)
Jack Vare 38 (36)
Mohammad Naveed 3/18 (4 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 30 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Shozab Raza (Pak)

3rd T20I

14 April 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Papua New Guinea 
128/5 (20 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
130/5 (19.1 overs)
Lega Siaka 31 (36)
Rohan Mustafa 2/27 (4 overs)
Muhammad Usman 58 (49)
Norman Vanua 3/35 (4 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 5 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Shozab Raza (Pak)

References

  1. ^ a b c "HEBOU PNG Barramundis Squad announced for UAE Tour". Cricket PNG. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Sport: PNG cricketers in for the long haul". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ "An Over of News". Yorkshire CCC. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Mustafa's rare feat seals series for UAE". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Naveed, Haider fire UAE to long-awaited win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Anwar 117, bowlers set up 3-0 whitewash for UAE". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Emirates Cricket Board announces team to represent the UAE". Emirates Cricket Board. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Anwar 117* secures series win for UAE". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 14 April 2017.

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