Munster Reds completed the T20 series with a stunning two-run win over Leinster Lightning to bring the festival of cricket to a fitting end.

In a pulsating contest that ebbed and flowed throughout, Munster held their nerve, but only just as a no-ball from what should have been the last ball of the game meant John Anderson had the chance to win it with a six or tie with a four.

However Jarred Barnes restricted Anderson (22*) to just two to spark scenes of great joy amongst the players.

Chasing 190 for victory, Lightning were well placed at 131 for 2 thanks to Player of the Series Andy Balbirnie's rapid 61 from 34 balls (8 fours, 1 six), whose stand of 78 in 49 balls with Lorcan Tucker (29) looked to be steering Lightning to victory.

Yaqoob Ali (2-31) dismissed Balbirnie and George Dockrell in quick succession, and that double blow was to prove crucial in the contest.

The win was set up by an aggressive batting display by Munster, with Oliver Gunning showing his potential by clubbing 7 fours and a six in his 53 from 31 balls.

Nic Pretorius kept the momentum going with 48 from 28 balls (3 fours, 2 sixes), while Cormac Hassett (26) and Robert Forrest (24) both chipped in.

A great win for Munster, and vindication in their inclusion in the series. Hopefully 2019 will see them brought into the 50-over fold as well.

In the other game, Northern Knights claimed second place in the competition thanks to a 49-run win over a below par North West Warriors who lost their third game of the weekend.

Greg Thompson hit 80 from just 44 balls (8 fours, 5 sixes)  to propel the Knights to 193 for 6.

It was another powerful batting effort, as the plan to attack from the outset was perfectly illustrated by Mark Adair's rapid 33, while skipper Shane Getkate made an excellent 41 as he and Thompson added 94.

The Warriors chase never got going as they struggled to keep up with the required rate.

David Rankin top scored with 67 from 55 balls (7 fours, 2 sixes) but the Warriors finished 49 runs adrift on 144 for 5 as the Knights bowling unit all did their job to seal the win.

An excellent three days of cricket, superbly hosted by Pembroke, and for those not able to attend the livestream production was a welcome godsend.

There's a break in interpro action this week, before the Warriors and Knights play in the 50-over cup next Monday, followed by the three-day Championship match at Bready.