24 Dec 2012

Volts thrash Firebirds

5:37 am on 24 December 2012

Otago has thrashed Wellington by 82 runs in their domestic Twenty20 cricket Cup match at University Oval in Dunedin.

Otago posted 204 for three in the first innings with Netherlands import Ryan ten Dooeschate top-scoring with 60 not out, while both openers claimed half-centuries.

In reply the Firebirds were unable to form a major partnership with the bat and were dismissed for 122 with two overs and two balls remaining.

Jesse Ryder's quick-fire 37 from 28 balls at the start of Wellington's innings gave the visitors some hope, but his departure in the seventh over saw the Firebirds' chances perish.