19 Jan 2012

Canterbury Wizards to take bragging rights into Twenty20 final

12:25 pm on 19 January 2012

The Canterbury Wizards have won the precursor to Sunday's HRV Cup Twenty20 cricket final beating the Auckland Aces by seven wickets in Auckland on Tuesday.

Batting first Auckland made 202 for four, thanks in main to Azhar Mahmood's 100 not out.

Cantebury chased down the total, with Rob Nicol scoring 101 not out, reaching 205 for three with three balls to spare.

Nicol's innings included a record nine sixes.