15 Dec 2013

Firebirds run down Volts

6:40 pm on 15 December 2013

Wellington has smashed 82 runs late on the final day of its Plunket Shield match with Otago to win by 8 wickets.

Batting first Otago was all out 339 in its first innings.

Jesse Ryder hit 83.

In reply, Wellington was all out for 487.

Otago batted late into day four but were eventually removed for 229 with a lead of just 81.

Wellington lost both its openers in its quick fire run chase before the Black Cap Grant Elliot brought up the winning run.

In Christchurch, Canterbury has beaten Northern Districts by six wickets.