Canterbury Wizards cruise to eight-wicket win

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 20:09 10/01/2014

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The Canterbury Wizards have cruised to an emphatic eight-wicket win over Wellington in the domestic Twenty20 cricket competition and remain on track for the competition's playoffs.

Dean Brownlie's 36-ball 86 helped the Wizards chase down Wellington's below par 154-6 at Christchurch's Hagley Oval with 33 balls to spare.

Brownlie hit 11 fours and five sixes and brought up his first T20 half century in just 25 balls while opener George Worker scored his sixth T20 50, finishing unbeaten on 53 from 39 balls.

The win lifts Canterbury to second equal with Northern Districts and Wellington though ND and Auckland are playing this evening.

Wellington hit a number of boundaries - 12 fours and eight sixes - but faced too many dot balls and their 154 was always going to be tough to defend after Canterbury scored 201 on the same pitch on Sunday.

Canterbury bowled well too, however and look a side finding form at the perfect time.

Rob Nicol failed with the bat for Canterbury, but did contribute with the ball dismissing dangerous Wellington opener Michael Papps and Michael Pollard in the same over.

Ronnie Hira bowled well for his 1-23 and he dismissed Grant Elliott with a jaffa of a slow turning ball which bowled the former international while Andrew Ellis, the Wizards' top wicket taker took 2-31.

James Franklin was the best of the Wellington batsmen scoring a quick 43 while Michael Pollard and Stephen Murdoch scored 33 and 23 respectively.

Today's match was Wellington's last of the season while Canterbury play one more against Northern Districts on Sunday.

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