It was ridiculous to request that anybody emulate Sophie Devine’s example in the men’s match between similar two areas which followed the White Ferns incredible’s record-breaking century, yet youthful Wellington opener Finn Allen approached.
Allen impacted an unbeaten 92 from 43 balls as the Wellington Firebirds imitated the Blaze with a prevailing pursue, chasing down Otago’s 167-5 with an astounding five wickets and 21 balls to save.
Allen’s vocation best thump proceeds with his mind blowing start to 2021, after the 21-year-old impacted 91 not out off 50 balls and 75 from 39 against Northern Districts to start the new year.
Neil Broom (57 off 48) and Anaru Kitchen (57 not out from 32) had prior given Otago a respectable absolute to protect at University Oval, however once Allen tonked 28 off Michael Rae’s first – and just – over, there was simply going to be one champ.
Like their female partners, the Firebirds top the table, with five successes from the same number of games, while Otago drop to fourth with a 2-3 record. Canterbury and Northern Districts meet in the upcoming twofold header at Hagley Oval.