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Canterbury Kings beat Wellington Firebirds by just 3 runs in Dream11 Super Smash thriller

Canterbury Kings beat Wellington Firebirds by just 3 runs
©Basin Reserve
 

Will Williams taking 5-12 (inc a hattrick), in the final overs, turned the game on its head, as the Canterbury Kings beat the Wellington Firebirds by just 3 runs, in a thrilling match at the Basin Reserve today.

Match Summary

Canterbury Kings 148-8 (20 Ovs) – (Jack Boyle 46; Hamish Bennett 3-27, Rachin Ravindra 2-30, Peter Younghusband 2-16)

Wellington Firebirds 145-9 (20 Ovs)  - (Devon Conway 51, Fraser Colson 37; Will Williams 5-12, Henry Shipley 2-24)

Result - Canterbury Kings won by 3 runs

 

Canterbury Kings won the toss and decided to bat against Wellington Firebirds at the Basin Reserve, Wellington today.

Canterbury Kings scored a below par 148-8 in their 20 Overs with Jack Boyle 46 top scoring; Hamish Bennett 3-27, Rachin Ravindra 2-30 and Peter Younghusband 2-16 did the damage with the ball for the Firebirds.

In reply, Wellinton Firebirds fell short in the run chase by just 3 runs, scoring 145-9 in their 20 Overs. At three overs to go, it seemed to just a stroll to victory for the Firebirds with 20 runs to win  - however, Will Williams had other ideas and in an extraordinary spell of 2 over 5-12 he managed to halt the Firebirds and pull off a remarkable win for the Kings -  Devon Conway 51 and Fraser Colson 37 top scored with Will Williams 5-12 and Henry Shipley 2-24 the stars with the ball for the Canterbury Kings.

 

After this win, Canterbury Kings are in 5th fifth position on 14 points. Wellington Firebirds remain at the top of the Dream11 Super Smash points table.

 

Teams

 

Canterbury Kings - Chad Bowes, Jack Boyle, Stephen Murdoch, Cole McConchie (c), Leo Carter, Cam Fletcher (wk), Andrew Ellis, Henry Shipley, Sean Davey, Will Williams, Ed Nuttall

Bench: Ken McClure, Blake Coburn

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

Bench - James Neesham, Malcolm Nofal, Ian McPeake

 

Match Details

 

Toss: Canterbury Kings won the toss and decided to bat

Time: 03:10 AM GMT

Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington

Umpires: Billy Bowden, Shaun Haig Third Umpire: Garth Stirrat Match Referee: K Pulley

 

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