Cricket: Big win for Otago over Wellington

Otago have recorded a big win over Wellington in their HRV Cup encounter in Dunedin today.

After being sent in, the Volts top order fired in fine fashion to carry their team to a challenging total of 204 for 3 in their 20 overs at the University Oval.

Wellington, in reply, were all out for 122 in the 18th over, giving the home side a large 82-run victory

Otago's openers Hamish Rutherford (53 off 34 balls) and Neil Broom (51 off 42) helped themselves to half-centuries before the in-form Ryan ten Doeschate swung his way to 60 off 29 balls.

In Wellington's chase only opener Jesse Ryder, with 37, really got going. Next best for the visitors was Ryder's fellow opener Tamim Iqbal, who made 14.

Otago spinner Nick Beard starred with the ball, taking 4 for 16, while Ian Butler grabbed 3 for 32.