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Curators pitch in to turn tide for bowlers

After two summers of domination by batsmen, Australia's first-class venues have provided some succour for bowlers in the current season

Match highlights: Dottin blasts Heat to victory over Sixers

Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry dominated early for the Sixers, but Windies master blaster Deandra Dottin stole the show to secure the Heat's first win

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Kohli joins greats with another double

India skipper Virat Kohli became the fifth man to post three double centuries in a year on day four of the fourth Test against England in Mumbai

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Dottin does the damage for the Heat

West Indies star Deandra Dottin was at her punishing best as she led the Brisbane Heat to victory over the Sixers with an unbeaten 60 off 44 balls

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Jonassen's speedy knock helps Heat home

Coming to the crease at 4-38, Heat allrounder Jess Jonassen struck a rapid 30 off 18 balls and joined in a match-winning stand with Deandra Dottin

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Dottin's monster hit against the Sixers

Brisbane Heat's star recuirt Deandra Dottin smoked one out of the park of Sydney Sixers bowler Ellyse Perry at North Sydney Oval

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Perry puts on a show for Sixers

Sixers skipper Ellyse Perry was in fine form, dispensing the Brisbane Heat bowlers to the boundary six times on her way to a run-a-ball 42

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Starc looking to exploit conditions against Pakistan

Mitchell Starc says the home conditions should be a big ally for him and Australia when they take on Pakistan at the Gabba

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Maddinson excited for second Test challenge

Nic Maddinson says he's relaxed ahead of the first Test against Pakistan, adding there's pressure on him to deliver some runs at the Gabba

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Healy unleashes on the Heat bowlers

Alyssa Healy got the Sydney Sixers off to flying start in their opening match by hammering 48 from 42 balls against the Brisbane Heat

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Match Highlights: Scorchers defeat Hurricanes

A 92-run opening stand between Suzie Bates and Ellyse Villani was the difference as Perth Scorchers beat the Hobart Hurricanes at North Sydney Oval

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Match Highlights: Renegades beat Strikers

Melbourne Renegades allrounder Sophie Molineux starred with the bat, ball and in the field as the Melbourne Renegades to register their first win

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Another Devine innings for the Strikers

Big-hitting Sophie Devine cleared the rope twice in an action-packed knock of 41 off 27 balls against the Renegades