Auckland Aces beat Wellington Firebirds by 6 wickets in Dream11 Super Smash

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Auckland Aces beat Wellington Firebirds by 6 wickets in their Dream11 Super Smash encounter at the Basin Reserve, Wellington today.

Match Summary

Wellington Firebirds 165-7 (20 Ovs) – (Devon Conway 69, Rachin Ravindra 30, Michael Bracewell 34; Kyle Jamieson 3-34, Mark Chapman 2-18)

Auckland Aces 166-4 (18 Ovs)  - (Mark Chapman 58*, Craig Cachopa 66; Hamish Bennett 1-14, Hamish Bennett 1-33, Logan van Beek 1-29, Michael Bracewell 1-26)

Result - Auckland Aces won by 6 wickets

Wellington Firebirds won the toss and decided to bat against  Auckland Aces and scored a par total of 165-7 in their 20 Overs with Devon Conway 69, Rachin Ravindra 30 and Michael Bracewell 34 the top run getters and Kyle Jamieson 3-34, Mark Chapman 2-18, the pick of the bowlers for the Aces.

In reply, with the Aces at 33-3 and the ‘big gun’s - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro and Glenn Phillips all back in the hutch in the powerplay – it seemed to be going to be the Firebirds’ day. However, the Auckland Aces scored 166-4 in 18 Overs from that position, with Mark Chapman 58*, and Craig Cachopa 66 doing the damage with the willow; Hamish Bennett 1-14, Hamish Bennett 1-33, Logan van Beek 1-29 and Michael Bracewell 1-26 were the wicket takers for the Firebirds.

Auckland Aces keep their campaign alive and Wellington Firebirds’ chances of qualifying as the top team depends on Otago's result tomorrow.

 

Craig Cachopa, Aces captain commented after the match: “Nice to get a win. Hopefully that kicks us into gear and gets us into the final.”

 

 

Teams

Wellington Firebirds -  Devon Conway, Michael Pollard, Rachin Ravindra, Tom Blundell (wk), Michael Bracewell (c), Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Peter Younghusband, Logan van Beek, Ollie Newton, Hamish Bennett

Bench - Ian McPeake

Auckland Aces - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Craig Cachopa (c), Mark Chapman, Robert ODonnell, Ben Horne (wk), Ronnie Hira, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell McClenaghan, William Somerville

Bench - Corey Anderson, Ben Lister

 

Match Details

 

Toss: Wellington Firebirds won the toss and decided to bat

Time: 03:10 AM GMT

Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington

Umpires: Billy Bowden, John Dempsey Third Umpire: Kim Cotton Match Referee: K Pulley

 

 

 

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