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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

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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 | RR: 5.81

  • 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
  • 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