Super Smash 2016-17: Wellington Firebirds to face Central Stags in final

The Wellington Firebirds have booked their place in the McDonald s Super Smash Grand Final, having held their nerve to beat the Canterbury Kings by three wickets in this afternoon s Elimination Final at the Basin Reserve. Chasing 152 for victory, the Firebirds were cruising at 100-1 midway through their pursuit, before a flurry of wickets made for a tense finish in front of a 3000 strong crowd. With four balls to spare, Luke Woodcock (16*) guided the hosts home to secure the Firebirds their second Super Smash Grand Final in three years. They will face the table topping Central Stags at New Plymouth s Pukekura Park on Saturday, where there will be with a $100,000 purse on the line. The match will be live on SKY Sport from 4pm, with a 4.10pm start.