23 Jan 2012

Auckland retain HRV Cup title

11:25 am on 23 January 2012

Auckland have retained their HRV Cup Twenty20 cricket title with a comprehensive 44-run victory over Canterbury in the final in Auckland.

The home side scored 196 for five with man-of-the-competition Martin Guptil hitting 70.

Canterbury were never in the hunt after losing their top batsman Rob Nicol for just two and they were bowled out for 152 in the 19th over.