Get ready for an exciting encounter as Auckland Aces (AA) face off against Central Stags (CS) in Match 3 of the Plunket Shield 2023 at Kennards Hire Community Oval in Auckland. This prestigious test match tournament features six formidable teams battling it out in a round-robin format. The Central Stags, reigning champions from the previous season, have set the benchmark for excellence.
In their last clash, the Central Stags exhibited their dominance over the Auckland Aces, securing a convincing victory by a margin of 188 runs. Opting to bat first, the Stags posted a commendable total of 296 runs in their first innings. Auckland Aces, in response, declared at 161 runs. In the second innings, Central Stags added 156 runs before setting a target for the Aces. Despite their efforts, Auckland Aces were eventually all out for 103 runs. William O’Dennell stood out for Auckland Aces, while Raymond Toole delivered a stellar performance for the Central Stags. The contest promises a high-octane showdown as both teams strive for supremacy in this Plunket Shield encounter.