Takapuna had already taken a first-innings win when they came back out to bat at Onewa Domain. They wasted no time in getting their scoring back up and running, hitting the second over of the day for 14 runs. Mike Sclanders brought up his century shortly after Jordan Sussex was caught for 65.
Papatoetoe might have thought that two wickets in an over from Damanpreet Bhatti might slow the scoring rate a bit, but Sclanders kept hitting even as wickets fell around him.
When Matt Jones came out at number 10, he sent his first ball for four, and along with Sclanders, put together a 103-run last wicket stand. Sclanders hit 69 from 38 balls, including bringing up his double-century with his 18th four of the innings. Jones was eventually run out for 32, leaving Sclanders on 202 not out, and with Takapuna on 429 – a lead of 294.
Papatoetoe needed to do some serious hitting to even make Takapuna bat again, and they set about trying to do it. Josh Plummer unfortunately fell early, and subsequent batsmen were more measured in their approach. Prabyjot Rehal and Navi Deol put on 73, but when Deol was caught behind off Max O’Dowd for 38, it triggered a minor collapse. Papatoetoe went from 145/3 to 151/6 inside three overs. Luke Istead made a quick-fire 50 batting at eight. And it might have been some satisfaction when Sanjit Birla hit Sclanders for three consecutive sixes. Unfortunately, next over he became Jones’s third wicket, and Papatoetoe were all out for 239.
Papatoetoe 135 (D Bhatti 27, K Yadav 26; M Jones 5-52, R ter Braak 2-16) and 239 (P Rehal 68, L Istead 50*; M Jones 3-61) lost to Takapuna 429 (M Sclanders 202*, J Sussex 65; D Bhatti 3-72) by an innings and 55 runs.