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Auckland captain Rob Nicol had put Canterbury in on the first day, and his seamers took eight wickets in bowling them out for 245. Auckland had a shaky start, losing three wickets by stumps on the first day, after a burst by Jamieson. On the second day, a 66-run fifth-wicket partnership between debutant SM Solia (49) and Brad Cachopa (23), and a 94-run stand for the eighth wicket between Colin Munro - who scored an unbeaten 108 in 86 balls while batting with the tail - and Lockie Ferguson (41) helped them go past Canterbury's total, despite Jamieson's career-best 8 for 74.
Canterbury's intent in the second innings was led by their top three batsmen, who put on 295 for the first two wickets. Debutant opener Jack Boyle scored 81 in a 167-run opening stand with Chad Bowes. Bowes then scored a career-best 155, as he put on 128 with Peter Fulton (72) for the second wicket. Canterbury scored at 4.16 per over before declaring on 400, setting Auckland 361 to win. Legspinner Tarun Nethula took his third five-wicket haul of the season and finished with 5 for 128.
Central Districts, who elected to bat, were bowled out for 225, with Will Young's 61 being the highest score of the innings. Ajaz Patel, the left-arm spinner, then took 5 for 22 in 17.2 overs to skittle Northen Districts out for 153. Tom Bruce (115) and Dane Cleaver (108*) struck centuries to build on Central Districts' 72-run lead. Their 176-run stand for the fourth wicket helped extend the lead over 400, before they declared on 377 for 5 in 86 overs.
Going into the final day, Northern Districts, on 105 for 2, had the task of either surviving the entire day or scoring 345 more to pull off an unlikely win. They were in some trouble at 162 for 5, before a lower-order defiance helped them secure a draw. Central Districts, who took the lead and dominated much of the proceedings, walked away with five points to top the six-team pool with 52 points in five matches. Northern Districts finished the round in fifth place.
Rain on each of the four days in Dunedin meant an outright result wasn't possible, but Wellington pocketed eight points against Otago to finish the round placed third.
In reply, Wellington lost two quick wickets - Michael Papps (47) and Stepheh Murdoch (43),who had put on 71 for the second wicket - to wobble briefly at 119 for 3 before being powered by Luke Ronchi's unbeaten 119 that helped them take the lead. They eventually declared on 350 for 7. The result did little to help Otago lift themselves off the bottom of the table.