The Wellington Blaze have defeated the Canterbury Magician's in New Zealand's domestic T20 trophy, thanks in no small part to the efforts of their returning skipper, Sophie Devine. The Blaze were struggling at 12 for 2 when Devine and Lauren Ebsary decided to take matters into their own hands. They blasted an unbeaten partnership of 143 with Devine smashing 83 off 54 balls and Ebsary a more sedate 58 off 46.
In reply the Magicians got to 35 without loss, but from there on in lost wickets at regular intervals. Only Jensen and Birmingham posed any threat and when they went the Magicians crumbled to 117 all out.
The Magicians will have to pick themselves up and dust themselves down as they take on the Auckland Heat in the One Day final tomorrow.
scorecard - http://www.espncricinfo.com/new-zealand-domestic-2012/engine/match/583135.html