Batting first, hosts Hong Kong were bowled out for only 145 in the 42nd over by an impressive Hebou PNG Barramundis' bowling attack. Charles Amini Jnr led the way for the Barramundis, picking up 4/33 off 9.3 overs while Norman Vanua (3/28) and Damien Ravu (1/23) picked up three and one wicket respectively.
Raag Kapur (38) and Aizaz Khan (31) were the only Hong Kong batsmen to register scores beyond 30 runs.
In reply, the Hebou PNG Barramundis got off to a disastrous start, slumping to 2/5 in the second over after Tony Ura (2) and Anthony Vare (3) were dismissed by Eshan Nawaz (1/26) and Aizaz Khan (1/20) respectively.
Then Barramundis' captain, Assad Vala (64) and Dogodo Bau (61*), put on a match-winning 120 run-third-wicket partnership to take the visitors on the verge of victory.
After Vala was dismissed, Bau and Amini (11*) guided the Hebou PNG Barramundis to the required target in the 32nd over to register their first victory of the three-match South China Cup 50-Over Series.
The second match of the South China Cup three-match 50-over Series between the Hebou PNG Barramundis will be played tomorrow, Tuesday 30th October.
Sunday 28th October, 2018
Match 1: Hong Kong 10/145 (41.4) Raag Kapur 38 (60), Aizaz Khan 31 (28), Wagas Khan 24 (49), Eshan Khan 22 (38), Charles Amini Jnr 4/33 (9.4), Norman Vanua 3/28 (8), Damien Ravu 1/23 (6) defeated by Hebou PNG Barramundis 3/148 (31.4) Assad Vala 64 (75), Dogodo Bau 61* (100), Charles Amini Jnr 11* (10), Aizaz Khan 1/20 (3), Eshan Nawaz 1/26 (5) by seven (7) wickets with 110 balls remaining
HEBOU PNG Barramundis squad
1. Assad Vala
2. Tony Ura
3. Charles Amini Jnr
4. Sese Bau
5. Lega Siaka
6. Kipling Doriga
7. Dogodo Bau
8. Jason Kila
9. Norman Vanua
10. Nosaina Pokana
11. John Boge Reva
12. Chad Soper
13. Damien Ravu
14. Anthony Vare
Hebou PNG Barramundis Fixtures
West Pacific Cup (T20)
Tuesday 23rd October,2018:
1:30pm Hebou PNG Barramundis defeated Hong Kong 'A' by 139 runs
Wednesday 24th October, 2018:
9:30am Hebou PNG Barramundis defeated Hong Kong ‘A’ by 54 runs
1:30pm Hebou PNG Barramundis defeated Hong Kong by 37 runs
Thursday 25th October, 2018
1:30pm Hebou PNG Barramundis defeated Hong Kong by six (6) wickets
Saturday 28th October, 2018
1:30pm Hong Kong defeated Hebou PNG Barramundis by seven (7) runs
South China Cup (50 Over)
Sunday 28th October, 2018: Hebou PNG Barramundis defeated Hong Kong by seven (7) wickets
Tuesday 30th October, 2018: Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Hong Kong
Thursday 1st November, 2018: Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Hong Kong
(Charles Amini Jnr bowling in ICC WT20 EAP Qualifier 'A' – Source: ICC)