Aces claim bonus points from draw

State Auckland Aces and claimed the first-innings points from their game against State Otago Volts at Lincoln.

Auckland’s imposing first-innings total of 627 for seven before declaration left Otago with an uphill battle.

struck 205 and 160 in a 269-run fourth-wicket stand, and Andre Adams’ 117 from 94 balls left the Aces in a strong position.

However, the Volts middle order proved impossible to move, and after falling to 37 for four, (139) and (112) provided stubborn resistance, allowing captain to declare.

Auckland captain led from the front with 55 as they added to their lead with a quick-fire second innings of 145 for two from 26 overs.

However, Otago’s top order was resolute, acardnd the teams agreed to a draw at tea on the final day, with the Volts on 165 for two from 57 overs, with 86 the stand-out knock.

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