Sport: PNG cricket team get winning start

12:35 pm on 15 September 2017

The Papua New Guinea Barramundis cricket team have won their first game on tour in Australia, beating the Northern Territory in a two day match at Darwin.

Batting first, the Barramundis scored 257 in their first innings, with Dogodo Bau top scoring with 45.

The Barramundis have opened their tour victorious

The Barramundis have opened their tour victorious Photo: PNG Cricket

In reply, the Territory were all out for 140.

The Barramundis captain Assad Vala declared their second innings at 102 for 2 with Vani Vagi Morea unbeaten on 53.

The home side were 89 for one when stumps were drawn on day two, giving PNG the win based on their first innings score.

The Barramundis next play four games in the South Australian premier league at Darwin before October's Intercontinental cup series against Scotland in Port Moresby.