Otago beat Wellington by 1 run in Super Smash Thriller

Jimmy Neesham 4-24 for Wellington
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Otago won the toss and decided to bat against Wellington at the Basin Reserve, Wellington today in the Super Smash.

                                              

Match Summary

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

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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