The Aces complete a comprehensive victory over the Volts here at Eden Park by 74 runs. Auckland's win means they join three other teams in equal top spot on the ladder. A 63 run stand for the 7th wicket between Jeet Raval (50 not out) and Jono Sole (24 not out), before an inspired bowling display from all of AUckland's bowlers paved the way for the win. Aaron Redmond and Derek de Boorder gave the visitors some hope in the chase but they struggled, similarly with Auckland, to establish some momentum in the chase. Please join us again next Friday night when the Northern Knights take on the Auckland Aces from Hamilton. Until then, bye for now.

16.1
W
Fuller to McMillan, OUT, full toss from Fuller and McMillan misses it completely and his poles are cleaned out

JM McMillan b Fuller 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

END OF OVER:
16 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | OTAGO: 93/9 (75 runs required from 23 balls, RR: 5.81, RRR: 18.75)

  • JM McMillan1 (1b)
  • JA Duffy1 (2b)
  • C de Grandhomme2-0-18-2
  • CD Nash4-0-19-2
15.6
1
de Grandhomme to McMillan, 1 run, slower ball and McMillan pushes into the off side for a single
15.5
1
de Grandhomme to Duffy, 1 run, backs away to leg and slogs it to long on
15.4
W
de Grandhomme to de Boorder, OUT, slower ball from de Grandhomme does the trick and de Boorder tries to hit over the off side but he only succeeds in top edging to Nash moving in from long off

DC de Boorder c Nash b de Grandhomme 29 (37m 24b 1x4 1x6) SR: 120.83

15.3
0
de Grandhomme to de Boorder, no run, cracked back at the bowler
15.2
2
de Grandhomme to de Boorder, 2 runs, whipped over the leg side and he scambles hard for the second, with a full length dive ensuring he gets home safely
15.1
6
de Grandhomme to de Boorder, SIX runs, de Grandhomme fires it in and leg stump and de Boorder clips it beautifully over forward square leg for a maximum

END OF OVER:
15 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | OTAGO: 83/8 (85 runs required from 23 balls, RR: 5.53, RRR: 17.00)

  • JA Duffy0 (1b)
  • DC de Boorder21 (20b)
  • CD Nash4-0-19-2
  • JK Fuller3-0-20-2
14.6
0
Nash to Duffy, no run, good finish from Nash has Duffy playing back to the bowler. Classy spell of bowling from Nash
14.5
1
Nash to de Boorder, 1 run, good length on leg stump and de Boorder milks it into the vacant mid wicket region for one
14.4
W
Nash to Beard, OUT, Beard backs away to leg and launches it in the air to long off where Bates waits calmly to collect the catch

NB Beard c Bates b Nash 1 (4m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

14.3
1
Nash to de Boorder, 1 run, yorker length from Nash and de Boorder squeezes it out to deep cover
14.2
1
Nash to Beard, 1 run, Beard comes down the wicket this time and gets an inside edge into the leg side while trying to hit over the off side
14.1
0
Nash to Beard, no run, Beard backs away and cuts to point

END OF OVER:
14 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | OTAGO: 80/7 (88 runs required from 23 balls, RR: 5.71, RRR: 14.66)

  • NB Beard0 (4b)
  • DC de Boorder19 (18b)
  • JK Fuller3-0-20-2
  • CD Nash3-0-16-1
13.6
1lb
Fuller to Beard, 1 leg bye, good length but too straight and Beard misses out and it takes him on the thigh and they take a leg bye. Good result for the Aces
13.5
0
Fuller to Beard, no run, short ball this time and Beard tries to ramp it over the short third man but he misses out
13.4
0
Fuller to Beard, no run, beaten outside the off stump
13.3
0
Fuller to Beard, no run, back of a length wide of off stump and Beard guides to third man
13.2
W
Fuller to Wagner, OUT, high quality slower ball from Fuller completely bamboozles Wagner and he chips it to Bates at mid off. That looked like catching practice for the Under 8s

N Wagner c Bates b Fuller 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

13.1
1
Fuller to de Boorder, 1 run, back of a length in at the body and de Boorder whips it off his hip to deep square leg

END OF OVER:
13 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | OTAGO: 78/6 (90 runs required from 23 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 12.85)

  • N Wagner0 (3b)
  • DC de Boorder18 (17b)
  • CD Nash3-0-16-1
  • DJ Grobbelaar2-0-14-0
12.6
0
Nash to Wagner, no run, fuller this time and Wagner pushes back to the bowler. Very tidy over from the overseas pro
12.5
0
Nash to Wagner, no run, change of pace again and Wagner plays into the off side
12.4
0
Nash to Wagner, no run, slower delivery has Wagner tied in knots and he gets an inside edge
12.3
W
Nash to Wells, OUT, Wells advances down the wicket and is beaten by the drift and the ball clips leg stump. Perfectly timing of the strike from Nash. He's certainly providing plenty of entertainment on the microphone

SR Wells b Nash 7 (7m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

12.2
1
Nash to de Boorder, 1 run, yorker length driven to long off again
12.1
2
Nash to de Boorder, 2 runs, low full toss driven to long off
  • Auckland thump Otago to go to top

    Auckland leapfrogged to the top of the HRV Cup table with a resounding 74-run win over defending champions Otago. Set a target of 168, Otago folded for 93 to finish with their second loss of the tournament

Otago 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1NT BroomHD Rutherford
2nd1AJ RedmondNT Broom
3rd0AJ RedmondRN ten Doeschate
4th26AJ RedmondMG Bracewell
5th33AJ RedmondDC de Boorder
6th17DC de BoorderSR Wells
7th1DC de BoorderN Wagner
8th3DC de BoorderNB Beard
9th9DC de BoorderJA Duffy
10th2JM McMillanJA Duffy