Three horse race in Action Twenty20

It's down to three teams to win the women's Action Twenty20 domestic cricket title after Canterbury Magicians, Wellington Blaze and Central Hinds cantered to easy wins today.

With six of 10 rounds played, the leading three have skipped clear with just one loss each. Two of them are destined to meet in the final on February 5.

All chased down targets with room to spare today, the most comprehensive being Canterbury, who reached 94 for one in 16.4 overs after dismissing Northern Districts for 92 in Christchurch. Hayley Jensen did the damage with the ball, taking three for 14 while opener Michelle Mitchell scored 40.

Sophie Devine was at it again for Wellington, reaching 48 not out as they cruised to 150 for three with 13 balls to spare in response to Otago's 147 for six at Upper Hutt.

Rachel Priest also fell just short of a half-century, compiling an ubeaten 49 in Central's eight-wicket defeat of hosts Auckland. Kate Broadmore took three wickets for Central as Auckland struggled to 110 for nine.

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