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After their win over South Australia, East Asia-Pacific (EAP) was given a stark reality check, losing its one-day match to New South Wales by eight wickets in the Australian Country Championships in Bethangra on Tuesday.
NSW cantered home, needing just 31.4 overs to overtake the EAP total of 174 all out, which included another good innings from Papua New Guinea batsman, Assad Vala (29). It was enough to put Vala in third place among run-scorers at the Championships.
East Asia-Pacific 173 (VV Morea 25, A Vala 29, L Noa 25) lost to New South Wales 174 for 2 (C Amini 1-36, W Gavera 1-37)
Points: NSW Country 5 EAP 0
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