Cricket: Auckland take care of Canterbury

Auckland have completed a comfortable seven-wicket win over Canterbury at Eden Park's outer oval today to move second in the Plunket Shield.

The Aces began the final day needing only 66 runs with eight wickets in hand after Kyle Mills' 10-wicket haul put his side in prime position.

And half centuries from Tim McIntosh (77no) and Craig Cachopa (57) saw Auckland home with more than two sessions to spare.

Auckland's second victory of this year's competition sees them sit second in the standings, trailing only Central Districts at the halfway mark, though two other matches are still in progress.