The win left WA with its destiny in its own hands, moving into outright second place, with games tomorrow to determine the final standings and qualifying teams for the 1-v-2 Final on 24 February.

WA takes on Queensland at Allan Border Field at 8am AWST and a win would guarantee the Fury a place in the Final. WA would progress regardless of its result if third-placed South Australia was defeated by first-placed New South Wales in Sunday’s other finals-deciding fixture.

WA has not qualified for the Final since 1999-2000 and last won the national championship in 1986-87 under the previous Australian Women’s Cricket Championship format.

After winning the toss and electing to bowl against Victoria, WA struck early through to Piepa Cleary (1-18(5)), claiming the scalp of Sophie Molineux (eight from 13) in the fifth over.

Victoria’s Anna Lanning then fell for four after she was caught and bowled by King (4-17(10)).

It was the first of a four-wicket feast for King, who went on to claim the scalps of Georgia Wareham (two from seven) and Emma Inglis (four from seven) to leave Victoria struggling on 4-43 after 13 overs.

The wickets continued to fall for the Spirit, as British import Kate Cross (1-20(7)) claimed crucial opener Makinley Blows (26 off 46) and ran out skipper Kristen Beams for three, while Player Of The Match Heather Graham took 2-15 from her 6.5 overs.

The Spirit were dismissed for 109 in 39.5 overs, setting WA a modest run chase of 110 for victory.

Nicole Bolton fell early for three, dismissed by Tayla Vlaeminck (1-9(3)), before captain Elyse Villani was out stumped for 11 in the eighth over to have WA 2-30. 

Opener Chloe Piparo (36 not out off 91) and Graham (43 not out off 66) ensured the tally was easily accounted for, guiding WA to the win without further loss and reaching 2-112 in 30.3 overs.