Auckland beat Otago by 4 runs in Super Smash thriller

Ben Raine 33* for Otago today
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Otago won the toss and decided to bowl against Auckland at the Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland today, in the Super Smash.

Match Summary

Auckland 184-4 (Craig Cachopa 71*, Daniel Bell-Drummond 30; Christi Viljoen 2-36,Jacob Duffy 2-37)

Otago 180-8 (Hamish Rutherford 37,  Ben Raine 33*; Ronnie Hira 2-41 , Mitchell McClenaghan 2-33, Matthew Quinn 2-33)

Result – Auckland won by 4 runs


Batting first, Auckland scored 184-4 mainly thanks to Craig Cachopa 71*, Daniel Bell-Drummond 30 and Mark Chapman 29 - Christi Viljoen 2-36 and Jacob Duffy 2-37 were the pick of the bowlers for Otago.

In reply, Otago managed to score 180-8, falling just short of a great run chase - Hamish Rutherford 37 and Ben Raine 33* top scoring with Ronnie Hira 2-41 , Mitchell McClenaghan 2-33 and Matthew Quinn 2-33, the stars with the ball for Auckland.

 

Auckland - Glenn Phillips(wk), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Craig Cachopa(c), Mark Chapman, Robert O'Donnell, Graeme Beghin, William Somerville, Donovan Grobbelaar, Ronnie Hira, Mitchell McClenaghan, Matthew Quinn

Otago - Hamish Rutherford(c), Josh Tasman-Jones, Shawn Hicks, Ben Cox(wk), Ben Raine, Anaru Kitchen, Josh Finnie, Brad Wilson, Nathan Smith, Christi Viljoen, Jacob Duffy

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