Auckland Aces beat Wellington Firebirds by 6 wickets in Dream11 Super Smash
Auckland Aces beat Wellington Firebirds by 6 wickets in their Dream11 Super Smash encounter at the Basin Reserve, Wellington today.
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
A brilliant 132-run partnership between Craig Cachopa and Mark Chapman has led the ACES to a six-wicket over the @wgtnfirebirds at the @BasinReserve.??— Dream11 Super Smash (@SuperSmashNZ) January 12, 2020
Scorecard | https://t.co/X7Dt13UWKB
The ACES have secured the third spot in the finals and join the Firebirds and @OtagoVolts. pic.twitter.com/usiQP9qGnU
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.”
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
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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