30 Nov 2013

Firebirds overhaul Aces in high-scoring T20 clash

6:44 am on 30 November 2013

A New Zealand record 27 sixes were struck as hosts the Auckland Aces lost their Twenty20 cricket clash against the Wellington Firebirds by six wickets at Eden Park.

Auckland set a chase of 201 in a high-scoring game but the Firebirds produced their best form yet to nail the win with four balls to spare, reaching 202 for four.

The Aces will look to improve their control and length in the second part of their home doubleheader tonight against the Canterbury Wizards.