5.30pm: They were well off the pace at halfway, needing 75 from 50 balls - but in the end, Amy Jones and Ellyse Perry got home at a canter. Both finished unbeaten, their stand worth a cool 78 off 48, as Phoenix made sure their excellent bowling effort didn't go to waste. Rockets just didn't have enough on the board, albeit they defended a small target in their last game. Anyway, the men's teams are starting their warm-ups, so why not join us for the evening game? B'bye now

Amy Jones is today's Match Hero: "Felt quite difficult, the run rate was creeping up. They bowled quite tight and it was hard to find the boundary. [Batting with Perry] Great, she's got a world of experience, kept calm throughout and found her shots at the end. [Arlott] She's been great all year, for her to have the success is brilliant. A lot of credit to the bowlers. We had a really good day in the outfield - maybe not behind the stumps. With games coming so fast, momentum is something we want to keep going."

18.1
4
Bryce to Perry, FOUR, crunched off a length through midwicket,another Perry blow finishes it - Phoenix bring it home by eight wickets to go two from two!

Bryce for the penultimate set

Raji: "Is Perry making a statement?" Well, she lost her place in Australia's T20 side, but this is certainly a reminder of her quality

END OF OVER:
18 | 11 Runs | BP-W: 113/2 (4 runs required from 10 balls, RR: 6.27, RRR: 2.00)

  • Amy Jones44 (32b)
  • Ellyse Perry35 (27b)
  • Nat Sciver2.5-0-24-1
  • Katherine Brunt3.5-0-25-0

And all of a sudden, Phoenix have as good as won this one

17.5
4
Sciver to AE Jones, FOUR, Jones powers four more down the ground! Deep in the crease, makes room and slaps the ball back past Sciver's outstretched arms
17.4
1
Sciver to Perry, 1 run, back of a length, Perry swivels and belts it to deep backward square
17.3
1
Sciver to AE Jones, 1 run, pitched up and heaved behind square, just one to the fielder in the deep
17.2
1
Sciver to Perry, 1 run, flicked off the stumps
17.1
4
Sciver to Perry, FOUR, creamed over mid-off, Perry with a high-elbow lofted drive for four more!

Sciver on, 15 from 15 needed

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | BP-W: 102/2 (15 runs required from 15 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.00)

  • Ellyse Perry29 (24b)
  • Amy Jones39 (30b)
  • Katherine Brunt3.5-0-25-0
  • Sarah Glenn2.5-0-20-0
16.5
6
Brunt to Perry, SIX, Brunt's last ball goes for six! Massive hit from Perry, hoyed over deep midwicket. Phoenix bring up their 100, flying towards the target now
16.4
1
Brunt to AE Jones, 1 run, dug in short, gloved away on the pull towards fine leg
16.3
2
Brunt to AE Jones, 2 runs, Brunt fires it in on the stumps, expansive response from Jones, mid-on was up and isn't in the picture when the ball lands. Won't go for four, though
16.2
1
Brunt to Perry, 1 run, drops back, angled down to deep third
16.1
2
Brunt to Perry, 2 runs, length ball in the channel and Perry cuts hard through point, Smith puts in the diving stop

Brunt for her final set. Phoenix need 27 from 20

END OF OVER:
16 | 11 Runs | BP-W: 90/2 (27 runs required from 20 balls, RR: 5.62, RRR: 6.75)

  • Amy Jones36 (28b)
  • Ellyse Perry20 (21b)
  • Sarah Glenn2.5-0-20-0
  • Alana King3.5-0-18-1

Good over for Phoenix, brings the required RPB down to 1.37

15.5
0
Glenn to AE Jones, no run, uses the feet, bunted firmly back to the bowler
15.4
4
Glenn to AE Jones, FOUR, reverse-slapped past point! Stands up tall and brings the hands through in a scything blow, the ball skipping away to the fence
15.3
2
Glenn to AE Jones, 2 runs, steps out and whisks this away through midwicket, du Preez does well running around the rope in the deep
15.2
1
Glenn to Perry, 1 run, looped up and clipped leg side
15.1
4
Glenn to Perry, FOUR, flicked firmly through square leg, deep in the crease and easing it away, wristy stroke into the gap for four!

Glenn is back

END OF OVER:
15 | 5 Runs | BP-W: 79/2 (38 runs required from 25 balls, RR: 5.26, RRR: 7.60)

  • Ellyse Perry15 (19b)
  • Amy Jones30 (25b)
  • Alana King3.5-0-18-1
  • Kathryn Bryce2.5-0-19-0
14.5
2
King to Perry, 2 runs, slog-swept, takes the top edge, and clears short fine! Spins away for a couple more
14.4
1
King to AE Jones, 1 run, tucked to short fine leg, Jones hesitates and then has to go... not the best throw, King collects and breaks the stumps at the non-striker's end, but she just gets home!

Phoenix 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st22SFM DevineE Jones
2nd17AE JonesE Jones
3rd78EA PerryAE Jones