Munro scores 269 against Wellington

BEN STANLEY
Last updated 15:57 28/11/2012
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RECORD BREAKER: Auckland's Colin Munro has scored 269 against Wellington.

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Auckland batsman Colin Munro notched his province's second highest first class individual score in a record-breaking day at Eden Park's No. 2 oval today.

Munro scored 269 not out in Auckland's total of 658-9 declared against Wellington - the third highest innings' total by the province.

Munro's 269, which came off just 252 balls with 27 fours and 11 sixes, is the highest by an Auckland batsman since W.N. Carson, who was killed in action in World War Two, scored 290 against Otago in Dunedin in 1937.

Mitchell McClenaghan remained 5 not out at the other end when captain Gareth Hopkins declared.

Earlier, Craig Cachopa scored 166 in a 377-run sixth wicket partnership with Munro - a new sixth wicket record partnership for Auckland, beating 211 by Martin Guptill and Colin de Grandhomme last summer.

Wellington scored 380 all out in their first innings.

AUCKLAND vs WELLINGTON

26 November 2012, Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland

WELLINGTON

First Innings

Total (95.2 overs) 380 for 10

AUCKLAND

First Innings

TG McIntosh c HKP Boam b DS Hutchinson 31

L Vincent c HKP Boam b SC Kuggeleijn 38

RA Young run out (L Ronchi/sub [MV Houghton]) 43

C de Grandhomme c CR Woakes b DS Hutchinson 46

GJ Hopkins lbw b SC Kuggeleijn 8

C Munro not out 269

Craig Cachopa c L Ronchi b MR Gillespie 166

KD Mills b MR Gillespie 1

BP Martin b MR Gillespie 7

MD Bates c L Ronchi b MR Gillespie 23

MJ McClenaghan not out 5

Extras (b 4, lb 14, wd 1, nb 2) 21

Total (for 9 wickets declared, 147.5 overs) 658

Fall: 1-72 (L Vincent, 22.6), 2-72 (TG McIntosh, 23.5), 3-151 (C de Grandhomme, 39.3), 4-173 (RA Young, 48.4), 5-174 (GJ Hopkins, 50.4), 6-551 (Craig Cachopa, 130.4), 7-582 (KD Mills, 134.6), 8-592 (BP Martin, 138.3), 9-630 (MD Bates, 144.2)

Bowling: MR Gillespie 40-7-166-4 (2nb), CR Woakes 25-3-95-0 (1w, DS Hutchinson 21-5-94-2, SC Kuggeleijn 22-2-105-2, GD Elliott 22-3-95-0, HKP Boam 17.5-2-85-0

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