Auckland 159 for 7 (Hopkins 39, Kain 4-17) tied with Central Districts 159 (Cachopa 41, Bates 3-42)
Auckland won a one-over eliminator
Auckland’s bowlers hung on to tie a condensed 16-over diversion and afterwards limited Central Districts in a one-over eliminator to set adult a feat in New Plymouth.
After selecting to bowl, Central Districts took early wickets to delayed Auckland down, and a measure was 45 for 4 in 7.2 overs after Colin de Grandhomme became a second of Marty Kain’s 4 wickets. Gareth Hopkins supposing a propulsion, scoring 39 off 14 balls with 6 sixes, along with Donovan Grobbelaar, who strike 4 sixes in his 37 off 13 balls. The tiny bounds during Pukekura Park authorised Auckland to strech 159 for 7 in 16 overs.
Central Districts done a faster start to their follow though mislaid wickets frequently and slipped to 63 for 6 in 7.4 overs. Carl Cachopa steadied a innings with 41 though was discharged in a 14th over, withdrawal Central Districts with 30 to get off 15 balls. Kain delivered a profitable cameo, distinguished 22 off 11 deliveries, though they mislaid dual wickets in a final over of a game. The No. 11 Tarun Nethula was run out off a final round while attempting a winning run.
Auckland chose Michael Bates to play a one-over eliminator and he responded by dismissing Peter Trego and Kieran Noema-Barnett, while surrender usually 6 runs. Central Districts chose Jacob Oram as their bowler – he had left for 0 for 31 in 4 overs during a diversion – and de Grandhomme strike a 6 to assistance Auckland take 11 runs off a initial 4 balls and win a game.