The penultimate round of matches in the group stage of the fifth edition of the Women's Big Bash League sees seven sides still battling it out for the last three places in the semi-finals.
Melbourne Stars are already assured of finishing in top spot and they can sit back and watch their rivals scrap it out to join them over the next few days.
Brisbane Heat on 14 points, and Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers both on 12 are currently in the box seat but can ill-afford any slips up if they're to avoid the cruel sting of net run-rate.
Sydney Sixers also sit on 12 while Adelaide Strikers have 11, meaning two victories will be enough regardless of what else happens around them.
Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes can mathematically still qualify for the knock-out stage but they require an unlikely string of results to make it. As it happens, they may end up playing the role of spoilers during the final two rounds.
Suzie Bates' tournament is over due to a shoulder problem
Five sides have their fate in their own hands but none are better placed than defending champions Heat, who have won their last five matches and know a win in either of their weekend matches, starting against the already-qualified Stars, will confirm qualification.
Meanwhile, if Thunder can repeat anything resembling the 58-run success against Strikers in their first completed match of the competition their semi-final place will start to become much clearer.
Scorchers and Sixers face bottom feeders Hurricanes and Renegades in the final two matches, which provides an able opportunity to take one step towards the last four and puts pressure on those around them.
Who should I look out for?
Scorchers are set to welcome back Sophie Devine for the clash against Hurricanes.
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