Weather delays Auckland A in Wellington

Play has been delayed on the second day of Auckland A’s match against Wellington A at the Basin Reserve.

Yesterday Wellington won the toss and opted to bat. The sky was clear at this point and Wellington likely wanted to make the most of the forecast cloud cover as the weather rolled in later in the day.

Auckland A got over a slow start to their bowling. The Wellington A openers survived the first ten overs and only lost two wickets for 75 runs.

However, after the 28th over, things started to go rapidly downhill. Only the first three Wellington batsmen scored more than six runs as Auckland’s Louis Delport laid waste to the middle order.

From 75/2, Wellington A collapsed to 102 all out. Delport finished the innings with 6-23, and Adam Jones picked up 4-21.

Early in the second session, Auckland A went out to bat. Two quick wickets created some nervousness, but opener Raj Majithia combined with Finn Allen and the pair built a partnership of more than 150. Auckland A was only two wickets down when they went past Wellington’s score in the over before tea.

After tea, Allen reached his century in 102, including 16 fours.

Majithia was dismissed for 67, with Auckland A’s score at at 174. Allen was then joined by Aditya Edikar. The pair finished the day on 119 and 29 respectively.

With the first session of day two and much of the second washed out, Auckland will hopefully be able to get out in the middle again today – they’ll restart on 222/3.

Live scorecard here