Craig Cumming showed form with bat and ball as State Otago Volts scored a comprehensive 60-run State Twenty20 win over State Auckland Aces.
Cumming put on 50 for the opening wicket with Brendon McCullum, skippering the Volts on his return, in a match-up of last seasonís finalists at Dunedinís University Oval.
Both players scored 28, with Neil Broom (33) and Nathan McCullum (38) outscoring them to help Otago to 154 for seven.
Cumming then took two for 14 as the Aces were removed for 94, despite Rob Nicol following a pair of Otago wickets with a knock of 43.
Left-armer Brad Scott claimed three for nine from 16 balls as the visitors were dismissed with two overs in hand.