Wellington Firebirds beat Otago Volts by 1 run in Dream11 Super Smash thriller
Wellington beat Otago by 1 run, in the 9th match of the Dream11 Super Smash, in a thrilling encounter, at the Basin Reserve, Wellington earlier today.
Otago Volts 181-4 – (20 Ovs) – (Neil Broom 66, Nick Kelly 85 ; James Neesham 2-24)
Wellington Firebirds 182-1 – (20 Ovs) – (Devon Conway 63*, Michael Pollard 70 , James Neesham 47*; , Dean Foxcroft 1-32)
Result - Wellington Firebirds won by 1 run
WHAT A FINISH! 6 runs required off the final over - enter Jimmy Neesham!— Wellington Firebirds (@wgtnfirebirds) December 21, 2019
1 W 1 1 W 1
The Firebirds win a THRILLER!!??????
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Wellington Firebirds won the toss and decided to bat and totalled an impressive 182-1 in their 20 Overs, with Devon Conway 63*, Michael Pollard 70 and James Neesham 47*doing the damage with the bat; Dean Foxcroft 1-32 was the sole wicket taker for Otago Volts.
In reply, Otago Volts missed out by just one run in the run chase scoring - 181-4 with Neil Broom 66 and Nick Kelly 85 the main run scorers and James Neesham 2-24 the top wicket taker for Wellington Firebirds.
Wellington - Devon Conway (wk), Michael Pollard, Rachin Ravindra, Michael Bracewell (c), James Neesham, Fraser Colson, Jamie Gibson, Malcolm Nofal, Ollie Newton, Hamish Bennett, Logan van Beek
Otago - Neil Broom, Hamish Rutherford, Dean Foxcroft, Nick Kelly, Nathan G Smith, Anaru Kitchen, Josh Finnie, Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy (c), Max Chu (wk), Michael Rae
Toss: Wellington won the toss and decided to bat
Time: 03:10 AM GMT
Venue: Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: Chris Brown, John Bromley Third Umpire: John Dempsey Match Referee: K Pulley
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