The Queensland Fire held on to defeat the Tasmanian Roar and pick up their fourth win of the Women's National Twenty20 season on Monday.
After being set 106 to win in Hobart, the Fire edged home at Blundstone Arena with five wickets to spare.
Fire opener Melissa Bulow moved the run rate along with 28 runs off 30 deliveries before she was run out by some brilliant fielding from Corinne Hall.
But Fran Whittaker notched an unbeaten 29 off 35 balls to guide Queensland home at the death after Jude Coleman (nine) was caught behind and Kirsten Pike (two) had her stumps cleaned up, in consecutive overs.
Whittaker was aided by a valuable 10 off six balls from Beth Mooney, who hit the winning runs from a loose Anita Silva delivery in the second last over.
Earlier, the Roar elected to bat after winning the toss but struggled from the off with openers Emma Thompson and Carly Ryan making a combined nine off 30 balls.
Erin Burns came in at three and was Tasmania's best batter with a quick-fire 34 off 28 deliveries, while Hall (16) and Belinda Page (10) added runs in the middle order.
Pike was the pick of the bowlers for the Fire with 3-12 as the visitors picked up momentum-breaking wickets throughout and restricted the Roar to a total that never really looked enough.
First Posted 07 January, 2013 1:26PM AEST