18 Dec 2012

Southee helps ND in Plunket Shield match

12:11 pm on 18 December 2012

The Black Caps bowler Tim Southee is in fine form ahead of the tour of South Africa.

Southee scored his maiden first class century for Northern Districts and then ripped through the Wellington top order in their Plunket Shield match in the capital.

Southee scored 156 off 130 balls as Northern made 403, he then took four for 16 to leave Wellington 32 for four at stumps on the second day.

Southee took the wicket of in-form batsman Jesse Ryder for a second-ball duck.

Southee will join up with the Black Caps side for the test series.

Meanwhile at Eden Park, Auckland are 264 for seven, trailing Canterbury by 141 runs, Gareth Hopkins is on 96 and Kyle Mills 61 - they've put on 127 for the eighth wicket.

And after the first day of the match at University Oval, Otago are 181 for four batting first against Central Districts with Ryan ten Doeschate on 88.