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Canterbury win Plunket Shield after draw with Central Districts

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Auckland, April 6 (IANS) Canterbury won the Plunket Shield first class competition on Tuesday, thus winning their fourth title of the 2020/21 New Zealand domestic season. Canterbury’s match with Central Districts ended in a draw on Tuesday, thus helping them seal the title.

This is the first time that Canterbury have won the Plunket Shield since the 2016/17 season. The women’s team had already won the one-day Hallyburton Johnstone Shield and the Super Smash titles while the men had won the Ford Trophy earlier this month.

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The draw against Central Districts helped Canterbury reach 109 points, thus taking a 40-point lead over second-placed Northern Districts and confirming the title win with two games left to play.

–IANS

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