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

64 from Daniel Bell Drummond not enough for Auckland

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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