|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Fantasy||Mobile|
November 30, 2012
Northern Districts 186 for 5 (Devcich 62) beat Canterbury 181 for 7 (Cachopa 58) by five runs
Northern Districts continued their winning streak in the HRV Cup by beating Canterbury by five runs in Hamilton, their third victory in as many games. No other team has more than one.
The Northern Districts openers made a swift start after Canterbury won the toss, adding 97 by the time Brad Wilson was dismissed for 35 in the 11th over. Anton Devcich carried on, making 62 off 43 balls. Corey J Anderson blitzed 35 off 15 deliveries to lead his team to 186 for 5. Spinner Ronnie Hira was Canterbury's best bowler, taking 1 for 24 in four overs.
Canterbury also made a good start, Bradley Cachopa dominating a first-wicket stand of 63 with George Worker. By the time Cachopa was dismissed for 58, Canterbury were 93 for 2 in the 12th over. They stumbled thereafter, losing Peter Fulton and Gareth Andrew in the space of eight runs, and then Tom Latham and Dean Brownlie fell in the space of four. Canterbury were 159 for 5 in the penultimate over and eventually fell five runs short.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
The controversy surrounding the IPL has done little to deter fans in UAE from flocking the stadiums, as they gear up to watch the Indian stars in action for the first time since 2006
ESPNcricinfo picks five players for whom this IPL is of bigger significance
Plays of the day from the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi
Plays of the day from the IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi
It's difficult to beat a huge talent base exposed to good facilities, and possessed of a long history of competing as a nation
Having the top Associate team play the lowest-ranked Test side without the threat of relegation shows how votes mean more to the ICC than results
Twenty years ago this week, Brian Lara became Test cricket's highest scorer, but he almost didn't make it
If they are to live up to their potential in next year's World Cup at home, they need to look within and search for inspiration pronto