Cricket: Volts too strong for Firebirds

Otago's Hamish Rutherford. Photo / Getty Images.
Otago's Hamish Rutherford. Photo / Getty Images.

Otago's crushed Wellington by 82 runs in this afternoon's domestic Twenty20 cricket match in Dunedin.

The hosts have rolled Wellington for 122 after scoring an imposing 204 for three after being sent into bat.

Left-arm spinner Nick Beard shone for Otago, finishing with figures of 4/16 from his four overs.

Jesse Ryder top scored for Wellington with 37, but once he was dismissed the visitors' chase looked over.

Earlier, Ryan ten Doeschate led the way for Otago with an unbeaten 60 from 29 deliveries.

- Newstalk ZB

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