Plunket Shield cricket match ends in a draw

Last updated 19:20 15/11/2012

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The Canterbury-Otago Plunket Shield cricket match in Dunedin has finished in a tight draw.

Set 235 to win, Otago reached stumps tonight at 203-7 and both teams had their chances to win the game.

On a rain affected fourth day, Canterbury declared their second innings closed at 252-9 this morning, setting their hosts 235 from what turned out to be 68 overs.

But the poor University Oval wicket proved difficult to score on and late wickets forced Otago to abandon their chase.

At 118-2 Otago were well on top, but when they were reduced to 185-7 with more than 10 overs remaining, Canterbury had victory in their sights.

Aaron Redmond top scored for Otago with 61. Redmond, who was dropped last year due to poor form, has now scored two centuries and a half century in two games against Canterbury this season.

Ben McCord was the best of the Canterbury bowlers today, finishing with 3-35

Otago move to the top of the Plunket Shield courtesy of first innings bonus points, but both teams will be ruing missed opportunities to win the match and collect vital outright points.

Canterbury's next match is against Wellington in Rangiora starting on Monday while Otago's next four day game isn't until Monday week, against CD in Napier.

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