Central Districts beat Canterbury by 6 wickets in the final of the Ford Trophy. Josh Clarkson scored 111 runs in 78 balls to make the team the champion. The target of 213 runs was achieved in 43.3 overs.
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New Delhi. 4 wickets had fallen for 49 runs. Chase was under pressure in the final match, bowlers dominated in front but all these difficulties had no effect on Josh Clarkson. Yes, this right-handed batsman did wonders in New Zealand’s one-day tournament Ford Trophy. Canterbury were defeated by Central Districts by 6 wickets in the Ford Trophy title match. Batting first, Canterbury’s team was reduced to just 212 runs and in response, Central Districts achieved this target by losing 4 wickets in 43.3 overs.
The hero of the Central Districts team was Josh Clarkson, who scored an unbeaten 111 off 78 balls. This player hit 17 fours and 2 sixes and coming in a very critical situation, he played a century innings. The great thing is that Clarkson’s strike rate was more than 140.
While chasing, Central Districts had lost 4 wickets for 49 runs. Ben Smith, Jack Boyle, Brad Schmullin and Dane Cleaver had returned to the pavilion but after that captain Tom Bruce put a peg on the crease. At the same time, Josh Clarkson batted smoky. Bruce scored an innings of 51 runs in 84 balls and Clarkson scored the third century of his List A career. There was an unstoppable partnership of 167 runs between these two batsmen. Due to which Central Districts won the Ford Trophy.
A special moment for Josh Clarkson! His third List-A hundred, taking just 70 balls to reach the milestone 🏏 #FordTrophy pic.twitter.com/09gLY9johb
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clarkson’s wild party
Please tell that Clarkson completed his century in 70 balls. Clarkson looked very enthusiastic after scoring a century. This right-handed batsman hit his bat three times on the chest after scoring a century. His innings was also saluted by the opposing team. Let us tell you that Clarkson had also shown power in bowling and this player took 3 wickets for just 40 runs in 10 overs. Clarkson was given the Player of the Match award for his excellent all-round game.
Who is in the Ford Trophy?
Let us tell you that Hamish Rutherford of Otago scored the maximum 408 runs in the Ford Trophy. Central Districts bowler Brett Randall took maximum 18 wickets. His economy rate was 3.71 runs per over.