Wellington 168 (Ryder 81, Sewell 4-42) and 274 for 9 (Parlane 65) beat Otago 244 and 147 (Patel 6-32, Ryder 4-23) by 51 runs

Wellington added 8 runs to their fourth-day 268 for 9 before being all out, leaving Otago chasing 199 for victory on the final day. Then Jeetan Patel and Jesse Ryder got stuck in, sharing the wickets between them as Otago slumped to 147 all out and lost by 51 runs. Patel's offspin fetched him outstanding figures of 6 for 32, while Ryder's mediumpace yielded 4 for 23. Otago's batsmen had no response to the bowling, with only Mohammad Wasim, the former Pakistani batsman, and Gareth Hopkins offering any resistance.