Sport: PNG Barramundi's impress in Adelaide

12:39 pm on 7 October 2016

Papua New Guinea's cricketers chalked up another win in the SACA League after dominating Northern Territory with bat and ball.

Sese Bau's 124 anchored the Barramundi's first innings of 357 for 9 declared, while Asad Vala and John Reva chimed in with 64 runs a piece.

Willie Gavera snared 4 for 39 with the ball as NT Strike were dismissed for just 111 in their first turn at bat.

Gavera picked up his 15th wicket of the tournament in the second innings as Northern Territory ended the two-day match on 5 for 144.

PNG have won four of five completed matches over the past three weeks, with the other two fixtures abandoned because of rain.

The PNG Barramundis in training.

The PNG Barramundis in training. Photo: Cricket PNG

Head coach Dipak Patel said the time together has been invaluable.

"We've really worked hard on getting more consistent with our performances as individuals as well as as a team," he said.

"I think it's fair to say we've certainly achieved a lot of our goals and one being that we want to be more consistent in winning our games and I think we've proved that over the short period of time.

"One of the areas that we really were concentrating at the moment and we still don't think that we've achieved it but certainly getting our top six batsmen consistently scoring hundreds.

"That's been the key for us is to try and get our batsmen to understand that for us to win games, whether we're playing the shorter form or longer form of the game, that we need people to get hundreds. I think we're sort of achieving that but we still need to make sure that it's done more consistently."

The Barramundi's round out their SACA League campaign this weekend with a two day match against Western Grit, the only team to beat them so far.

PNG Barramundis coach Dipak Patel.

PNG Barramundis coach Dipak Patel. Photo: Cricket PNG