Auckland A under the pump against Canterbury

Canterbury A have put themselves in a strong position heading into the third day at Colin Maiden Park.

Canterbury’s openers resumed the day 55/0 and continued to chip away at Auckland’s first innings total.

The pair put on 112 for the first wicket to put Canterbury in the driver’s seat.

Michael Barry (1-21) and Oliver Pringle (1-11) picked up two wickets in quick fashion to give Auckland an opening.

Auckland’s bowlers did an excellent job of keeping it tight with Canterbury’s batsmen finding scoring hard to come by.

Louis Delport (1-104) bowled a massive 25 overs picking up a deserved wicket in the process.

Aniket Parikh (1-34) also chipped in with a wicket shortly before Canterbury elected to declare for 255 giving Auckland a 13 run lead and 21 overs to navigate before stumps.

Canterbury’s bowlers put Auckland under pressure from ball one, Graeme Beghin falling for a duck.

Raj Majithia (9) and Michael Barry (16) both fell soon after to leave Auckland in trouble.

Finn Allen (7*) and Craig Cachopa (3*) managed to make it to stumps with no further damage to set up an intriguing day three.

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