Unlikely improbable, impossible. All words tossed around to
described Otago's prospects of securing a win in their
Plunket Shield against Northern Districts at the University
At one stage a blanket of hail covered the playing surface.
It was a bleak end to a bleak campaign in which the Volts
managed just two wins and finished in last place.
Otago cannot make the playoffs, but it can play spoiler for
Otago is finally in the winner's column.
Four twenty20 games. Four losses. No points.
Otago's batting line-up had a fragile look about it and
proved flimsy on the opening day of the Volts' Plunket Shield
Otago's plucky run chase unravelled in the space of two
deliveries but all-rounder Sam Wells tried to stitch it back
together with some brilliant hitting at the death.
Michael Bracewell has joined some pretty impressive company
and must be wishing the Plunket Shield would never end.
Auckland left-armer Michael Bates exploited the conditions
beautifully to put his side in a good position on the opening
day of the Plunket Shield match against Otago at the
University Oval yesterday.
Otago and Black Caps batsman Jesse Ryder can do no wrong on
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