Double last-ball thrillers in Auckland!

Two heart-stopping last-ball finishes have shaken up the Dream11 Super Smash leaderboards after Auckland and Canterbury split the results in today's Auckland doubleheader showcase.

King Cam Fletcher and on-the-up allrounder Henry Shipley repeated their batting theatrics from their previous match at Pukekura Park to chase down the Auckland Aces' 167/8 and leapfrog the Wellington Firebirds to the top of the men's table.

Shipley (37* off 22) and Fletcher (57* off 39) each blasted a six off Lockie Ferguson's pressure cooker final over, with Fletcher coolly slotting the final ball over the rope when two runs had been required for victory - just as he had done to the Stags in New Plymouth.

Earlier, Glenn Phillips (53 off 27) had blasted an explosive half century for the Aces, having opened in place of the injured Martin Guptill. Phillips's half century flew off just 25 balls (3x4, 5x6).


Earlier, women's defending champions the Canterbury Magicans suffered a soul-crushing last-ball defeat when star Amy Satterthwaite (71 off 59) was caught behind off Holly Huddleston's final delilvery of the ultra-tight contest.

Satterthwaite had also needed two runs to win and the one-run victory by the Auckland Hearts sees them now join the Magicians on 12 points in the middle of the table, behind the tearaway Blaze and Sparks. Only three teams will progress from the regular season.

Earlier, Hearts captain Lauren Down continued her good form in both white-ball formats this summer with an unbeaten 66* off 58 balls in a Hearts total of 135/4, the Magicians finishing on 134/5.


Tomorrow's action will come from New Plymouth's Pukekura Park where the Central Hinds will attempt to become the first team to defeat the scorching Wellington Blaze (10.10am) while the injury-troubled Central Stags will clash antlers with the strong Wellington Firebirds as the men look to break a three-team logjam in the middle of the leaderboard (1.40pm).

Both matches are live on Spark Sport and on free to air TVNZ One.