Volts hang on for draw

State Otago Volts’ lower order held on for a draw and denied State Northern Knights a crucial victory at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

The Knights claimed a first-innings win only after Otago stood at 198 for nine with two overs remaining when bad light ended the contest.

ND found Otago all-rounder Brad Scott proved impossible to remove, the left-hander handing on for a not out 29 from 105 balls in almost one-and-a-half hours.

Otago had little chance of reaching their winning target after Graeme Aldridge claimed three wickets, and Brent Arnel and Tim Southee grab two apiece.

The top-ranked Knights must now travel to Wellington to take on the Firebirds, who also require a victory to secure a second successive home final and maintain an impressive run of finals appearances.

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