Otago hold narrow lead over Canterbury

Last updated 18:57 13/11/2012

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The Otago Volts will take an 18-run lead into day three of their Plunket Shield cricket match with the Canterbury Wizards in Dunedin tomorrow. 

In reply to Canterbury's 254, Otago were dismissed on what became last ball of the day today for 272.

At 71-1 the hosts were well on top at the University Oval, but three quick wickets had them reeling.

Valuable contributions from the lower order helped the home side gain their slight advantage.

Jimmy Neesham (40), Mark Craig (40) and Ian Butler (41) dug Otago out of the mire on what remains a difficult wicket to score on.

Offspinner Tim Johnston was again Canterbury's best taking 3-88 from 39 upwind overs while debutants Will Williams (1-27) and Cole McConchie (2-32) picked up their first first class wickets.

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