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Otago take firm hold over ND in Plunket Shield

Published: 8:15PM Thursday January 31, 2013 Source: ONE Sport

Otago have taken a firm hold over Northern Districts after the opening day of their Plunket Shield cricket encounter in Queenstown.

Ian Butler bagged six wickets to help dismiss the visitors for just 217, with the hosts racing to 135 for two by stumps.

Hamish Rutherford sits unbeaten on 82.

In the capital, 94 from Peter Fulton has set Canterbury up for a solid first innings in their match with Wellington.

The Wizards declared at 329 for nine, with Wellington scoring one run from the final over of the day before stumps on the first day.

The game between Auckland and Central Districts at Eden Park outer oval is evenly poised after two days.

Central Districts closed to parity in their second innings, eight runs behind the Aces on 107 without loss.

Craig Cachopa earlier made 145 for the hosts during their 348.

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