Otago beat Northern Districts by 5 wickets in Super Smash

Corey Anderson 42 for Northern Districts today in Super Smash
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Northern Districts won the toss and decided to bat against Otago at the Bay Oval, Tauranga in the Super Smash today.

Match Summary

Northern Districts 150-9 (Corey Anderson 42; Christi Viljoen 2-25, Michael Rippon 2-37, Jacob Duffy 2-18, Nathan Smith 2-24)

Otago 151-5 (Hamish Rutherford 49, Ben Cox 32*, Brad Wilson 25*; Brett Hampton 2-32)

Result - Otago won by 5 wickets

Northern Districts were restricted to a below par 150-9 Christi Viljoen 2-25, Michael Rippon 2-37, Jacob Duffy 2-18 and Nathan Smith 2-24 all bowling well for Otago and Corey Anderson 42 making the only significant score for Northern Districts.

In reply, Otago chased down the runs with an over and 5 wickets to spare with Hamish Rutherford 49, Ben Cox 32* and Brad Wilson 25* top scoring and Brett Hampton 2-32 the pick of the bowlers for Northern Districts.

Although Northern Districts lost, they qualified top and earned a home Grand Super Smash Final on Sunday Feb 17.

 

Northern Districts - Nick Kelly, Joe Carter, Dean Brownlie(c), Brett Hampton, Corey Anderson, Daniel Flynn, PD Bocock(wk), Kyle Abbott, Neil Wagner, Tarun Nethula, Zak Gibson

Otago - Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Mitch Renwick, Michael Rippon, Ben Cox(wk), Anaru Kitchen, Brad Wilson, Christi Viljoen, Nathan Smith, Josh Tasman-Jones, Jacob Duffy(c)

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