De Boorder poised for maiden century

Andrew de Boorder scored a half-century on debut as Auckland Aces progressed to 289 for six against Wellington Firebirds at Eden Park Outer Oval.

Former New Zealand Under-19 captain De Boorder is well poised to convert his innings to a century, unbeaten on 85 not out at stumps.

Gareth Hopkins made 66 in a stand of 106 with the youngster, who was joined by Matthew Bates (28 not out) after Mark Houghton removed the wicketkeeper-batsman.

BLACKCAPS bowler Mark Gillespie and left-armer Dewayne Bowden claimed two wickets each for the visitors.


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