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Fire tame Fury

UPDATED 12 February, 2013 3:45PM AEST | by John Greco

The Queensland Fire have now done all they can to qualify for the Twenty20 final

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The Queensland Fire have cruised to a comfortable eight-wicket win in their Women’s T20 clash with the Western Fury at Allan Border Field on Sunday.

 

Chasing the Fury’s modest 7-99, the home side overcame the loss of two early wickets to reach their victory target with more than two overs to spare.

 

Opener Melissa Bulow, who scored a half-century in the win over the Fury on Friday, was again the star for the Fire finishing unbeaten on 60.

 

The powerful right-hander smashed seven fours in her 53-ball knock.

 

Bulow got good support from Jodie Fields (36 no), the pair putting on an unbeaten 80-run stand for the third wicket.

 

Gemma Triscari was the only wicket-taker for the Fury, removing Lyndall Daley for one, after Jess Jonassen (one) was run out.

 

Earlier, the Fury struggled to get any major partnerships going as they lost wickets at regular intervals to finish their 20 overs at 7-99.

 

Opener Jenny Wallace (28 off 39) was the main contributor for the visitors, while Heather Graham chipped in with a valuable 24.

 

The Fire bowlers did a superb job keeping the runs down, with Jonassen (1-18), Jude Coleman (1-17), Jemma Barsby (1-22) and Grace Harris (1-12) among the wickets.

 

The Result means the Fire stay in second place, just behind the NSW Breakers, although they could lose this position if the VicSpirit win their T20 clash with the Meteors, while the Fury are second from bottom with just two wins for the summer.

The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia

First Posted 08 January, 2012 2:26PM AEST

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