Wellington beat Otago by 11 runs in high scoring Super Smash thriller

Hamish Rutherford 44 for Otago today
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Wellington won the toss and decided to bat against Otago at the University Oval, Dunedin today in the Super Smash.

Match Summary

Wellington 221-3 (Devon Conway 105*, Tom Blundell 79)

Otago 210-8 (Neil Broom 65, Hamish Rutherford 44, Brad Wilson 32*; Rachin Ravindra 3-32)

Result - Wellington won by 11 runs

A brilliant 142 run 2nd wicket partnership between Devon Conway (105*) and wicket keeper Tom Blundell (79) set up a formidable score of 221-3 for Wellington, off their 20 overs.

In reply, Otago fell just 11 runs short in the run chase - Neil Broom (65), Hamish Rutherford (44) and Brad Wilson (32*) all contributing and Rachin Ravindra (3-32) the pick of the bowlers for Wellington.

 

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

Wellington - Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Tom Blundell(wk), Jimmy Neesham, Troy Johnson, Luke Woodcock, Rachin Ravindra, Ollie Newton, Jeetan Patel, Ben Sears, Hamish Bennett(c)

©Cricket World 2019