Otago beat Wellington by 1 run in Super Smash Thriller
Otago won the toss and decided to bat against Wellington at the Basin Reserve, Wellington today in the Super Smash.
Otago 167 - 7 (Anaru Kitchen 52, Neil Broom 34; Jimmy Neesham 4-24)
Wellington 166 - 9 (Michael Bracewell 60, Devon Conway 47; Christi Viljoen 4-23, Jacob Duffy 2-23)
Result - Otago won by 1 run
.@OtagoVolts' Christi Viljoen has four wickets, getting Neesham and Pollard to have the Firebirds at 125-6. They need 43 from 5 at over 8 from here. #bksupersmash #FirebirdsvVolts https://t.co/sCVLzH0rpq pic.twitter.com/ko72NlECmG— Super Smash (@SuperSmashNZ) December 28, 2018
Otago would have pretty pleased with their total of 167 - 7 with Anaru Kitchen 52 and Neil Broom 34 the mainstays of the batting.
However, in reply, Wellington were cruising at 107-0, off 10 overs, with Michael Bracewell 60 and Devon Conway 47 batting well. Then came the inevitable wobble with Christi Viljoen 4-23 and Jacob Duffy 2-23 excelling with the ball for Otago and eventually Wellington missing out by just 1 run in the run chase.
Wellington - Devon Conway, Michael Bracewell, Adam Hose, Jimmy Neesham, Tom Blundell(wk), Michael Pollard, Luke Woodcock, Ollie Newton, Jeetan Patel, Peter Younghusband, Hamish Bennett(c)
Otago - Hamish Rutherford, Neil Broom, Anaru Kitchen, Shawn Hicks, Ben Cox(wk), Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Nathan Smith, Christi Viljoen, Jacob Duffy(c), Jack Hunter
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