Otago will be hoping for any assistance it can get when its
match with Auckland resumes at Eden Park Outer Oval this
Some lower-order resistance enabled Northern Districts to
take the honours on day two of its Plunket Shield match
against Otago at the University Oval yesterday.
Otago spinner Mark Craig had a good day but his side faces a
Otago steamrolled Auckland to secure a preliminary final
berth against Canterbury in Christchurch on Wednesday.
Otago is one win away from playing in the one-day final but
it will have to beat the competition's best side to get
Otago captain Hamish Rutherford smashed a six to seal an
impressive eight-wicket win against Northern Districts at the
University Oval yesterday.
Otago is finally in the winner's circle in the Ford Trophy,
beating Northern Knights by three runs in Whangarei
Otago is still chasing its first win in the 50-over format
after slumping to its third Ford Trophy loss in Christchurch
Otago gained its first points of the one-day domestic
competition yesterday and it did not have to lift a finger.
Only two games into the Ford Trophy, Otago is already almost
in must-win territory for its game against Central Districts
in New Plymouth tomorrow.
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