Central Districts storm into the Final of the Super Smash beating Auckland by 44 runs

64 from Daniel Bell Drummond not enough for Auckland
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Auckland won the toss and decided to field against Central Districts at the Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland today in the Super Smash play-off.

Match Summary

Central Districts 219 - 4 (Will Young 83, Dane Cleaver 77*; Mitchell McClenaghan 2-33)

Auckland 175 - 5 (Daniel Bell-Drummond 64, Colin Munro 33; Ajaz Patel 2-35, Seth Rance 2-31)

Result - Central Districts win by 44 runs

Central Districts stormed into the Final of the Super Smash 2018/19 today by blitzing  an imposing 219 - 4 in their 20 overs, after being asked to bat first - Will Young 83, Dane Cleaver 77* were the stars with the bat for Central Districts and  Mitchell McClenaghan 2-33 the pick of the Auckland bowlers.

In reply, Auckland were never really in the run chase, although Daniel Bell-Drummond 64 and Colin Munro 33 got them off to a reasonable start, they were unable to sustain the 10 runs an over required due, to some tight bowling from Ajaz Patel 2-35 and Seth Rance 2-31, and fell 44 runs short.

Central Districts will now play Northern Districts in the Final at the weekend.

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

Central Districts - Will Young, George Worker, Dean Foxcroft, Tom Bruce(c), Dane Cleaver(wk), Doug Bracewell, Kieran Noema-Barnett, Ben Wheeler, Adam Milne, Seth Rance, Ajaz Patel

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