result
Townsville, Jan 31 - Feb 4 2016, ICC Intercontinental Cup
289 & 244/5d
(73.4 ov, target 346)188 & 200
Ireland won by 145 runs
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O'Brien brothers carry Ireland past PNG

Ireland maintained their flawless run in the current edition of the Intercontinental Cup, once again claiming the maximum 20 points with a 146-run win over Papua New Guinea

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Scorecard summary
Ireland289/10(104.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Niall O'Brien63 (168)
Gary Wilson48 (81)
Norman Vanua5/59(18.4)
John Reva2/25(11)
Papua New Guinea188/10(84.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Assad Vala120 (231)
Jack Vare22 (78)
Tim Murtagh4/33(18.3)
Boyd Rankin3/21(18)
Ireland244/5(64 overs)2nd INNINGS
Ed Joyce58 (113)
Loa Nou2/37(8)
Mahuru Dai1/43(13)
Papua New Guinea200/10(73.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
Sese Bau45 (114)
Vani Morea35 (81)
Boyd Rankin3/31(15)
Tim Murtagh2/25(14)
73.4
W
Young to Reva, OUT
John Reva c Murtagh b Young 21 (39b 3x4 0x6) SR: 53.85
73.3
Young to Reva, no run
73.2
2
Young to Reva, 2 runs
73.1
4
Young to Reva, FOUR runs

slice over slip

end of over 73Wicket maiden
PNG: 194/9CRR: 2.65 
Loa Nou0 (3)
John Reva15 (35)
George Dockrell12-5-22-1
Craig Young11-2-44-1
72.6
Dockrell to Nou, no run
72.5
Dockrell to Nou, no run
72.4
Dockrell to Nou, no run
72.3
W
Dockrell to Soper, OUT
Chad Soper st †NJ O'Brien b Dockrell 3 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
72.2
Dockrell to Soper, no run
72.1
Dockrell to Soper, no run
end of over 724 runs
PNG: 194/8CRR: 2.69 
John Reva15 (35)
Chad Soper3 (9)
Craig Young11-2-44-1
Andy McBrine16-5-39-1
71.6
Young to Reva, no run
71.5
Young to Reva, no run
71.4
Young to Reva, no run
71.3
4
Young to Reva, FOUR runs

cut hard

71.2
Young to Reva, no run
71.1
Young to Reva, no run
end of over 715 runs
PNG: 190/8CRR: 2.67 
Chad Soper3 (9)
John Reva11 (29)
Andy McBrine16-5-39-1
Boyd Rankin15-4-31-3
70.6
McBrine to Soper, no run
70.5
McBrine to Soper, no run
70.4
1
McBrine to Reva, 1 run
70.3
1
McBrine to Soper, 1 run
Match details
Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
TossPapua New Guinea, elected to field first
SeriesICC Intercontinental CupIreland tour of Australia
Season2015/16
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days31 January, 1,2,3, February 2016 - day match (4-day match)
Umpires
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Buddhi Pradhan
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Vineet Kulkarni
Match Referee
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Steve Bernard
PointsIreland 20, Papua New Guinea 0