Defending champions the Wellington Firebirds blew away the Canterbury Kings under lights by 27 runs. Remarkably, the Firebirds achieved this with three T20 debutants in their side – Luke Georgeson, Nick Greenwood and Tim Robinson.
But with confidence and power beyond his years, 22-year-old Finn Allen got them all off to a flier.
Allen shared an 89-run stand with Georgeson (30 off 22) before the pair both fell in the ninth over, Allen after an explosive 57 off 30 balls (four boundaries, four sixes).
The Firebirds reached an impressive 177/7 in their 20 after having been sent in, in a match that was distinguished by classy catching on both sides.
The Kings, however, fell well short with the bat in reply at 150/9 in their 20 overs.
Dream11 Super Smash – Men
Men’s Twenty20 Match • 26 November 2021 Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Wellington Firebirds 177/7 in 20 overs
Canterbury Kings 150/9 in 20 overs
Result: Wellington Firebirds won by 27 runs
- CJ Bowes, KJ McClure, JCT Boyle, CE McConchie*, CD Fletcher†, HB Shipley, MW Hay, MJ Henry, WSA Williams, BP Coburn, EJ Nuttall, WP O’Rourke (12ᵗʰ)
- FH Allen†, LI Georgeson, NA Greenwood, MG Bracewell*, TB Robinson, JD Gibson, NG Smith, LV van Beek, PF Younghusband, BV Sears, HK Bennett, OR Newton (12ᵗʰ)
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