Finnie's four routs Northern Districts
Otago 78 for 2 beat Northern Districts 77 (Finnie 4-11) by eight wickets
Otago's 18-year old offspinner Josh Finnie ran riot over the Northern Districts batting line-up and dismissed them for 77 in 19.2 overs and set up an eight-wicket thumping. He had had only two wickets in six matches prior to today, but tripled that tally thanks to a rather inept tail. He did remove the top-scorer Anton Devcich for 33 off 32 balls, before whisking the rest of his three wickets in the space of seven deliveries, although they were spread across two overs. Nathan McCullum who is set to retire from international cricket at the end of New Zealand's 2015-16 season, picked up 2 for 13.
Although Otago did lose their openers Brad Wilson at No. 4 hammered 31 off 17 balls to wrap up the chase with 51 balls to spare. With four wins from five games, they sit at the top of the table with 16 points. Northern Districts, who slumped to their lowest total in the competition (their previous one of 84 was also against Otago in 2006-07), are second with eight points.