Five wickets for Sophie MacMahon and Shauna Kavanagh's half century helped The Scorchers beat the Typhoons by 30 runs to take a 4-2 lead in the eight match series.

Batting first Gaby Lewis (28) and Leah Paul (23) shared an opening stand of 58 before both fell in identical fashion - caught and bowled by Merrion leg-spinner Celeste Raack, who sandwiched their dismissal by trapping Tess Maritz lbw.

Kavanagh then top scored with 69 sharing valuable middle order partnerships with MacMahon (20), Jenny Sparrow (14) and Louise McCarthy (26) as the Scorchers posted 222 for 8 in their 50 overs, with Georgina Dempsey (2-26) also bowling well.

(Shauna Kavanagh:Pic Rodney Smythe)

The Typhoons lost Rachel Delaney and Cara Murray cheaply in the reply, but Rebecca Stokell (32) and Irish skipper Laura Delany rebuilt the innings.

However Sophie MacMahon (5-41) and Hannah Little (4-42) tore out the middle order to put their side well on top.

(Sophie MacMahon: Pic Rodney Smythe)

Delany did her best to hold things together with a top score of 62, but despite some late resistance from Georgina Dempsey (24), the Scorchers won by 30 runs.

The teams meet again next Sunday, with the series concluding at Malahide the following Sunday.

(Laura Delany:Pic Rodney Smythe)

MATCH SCORECARD

Scorchers Vs Typhoons
1-Innings Match Played At Claremont Road Dublin, 13-Sep-2020, Women's Super 50
Scorchers Win by 30 runs

Round 6
Toss won by Scorchers
Umpires P Reynolds - Azim Ali Baig
Scorers Judy Cohen - Angela Mooney
Umpire notes Match referee: Kevin Gallagher
Home Side (neutral)
Comment For Scorchers C Coulter Reilly acted sub and caught L Delany

Scorchers 1st Innings 222/8 Closed (Overs 50)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
L Paul   c&b C Raack 23 67 56 2 0
G Lewis*   c&b C Raack 28 76 52 4 0
T Maritz lbw b C Raack 2 1 2 0 0
SM Kavanagh+ not out   69 132 98 6 1
S MacMahon   b O Prendergast 20 37 28 2 0
J Sparrow   b L Little 14 41 36 1 0
LN McCarthy c F Sargent b G Dempsey 26 30 23 3 0
C Murray c A Hunter b G Dempsey 2 4 2 0 0
H Little run out L Delany   1 3 3 0 0
A Kerrison not out   1 8 4 0 0
K McEvoy dnb            
extras   (b10 lb4 w16 nb6) 36        
TOTAL   8 wickets for 222        
FOW
1-58(L Paul) 2-60(T Maritz) 3-71(G Lewis) 4-114(S MacMahon) 5-148(J Sparrow)
6-197(LN McCarthy) 7-201(C Murray) 8-203(H Little)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
O Prendergast 10 0 43 1 3 -
J Maguire 6 1 23 0 1 1
L Little 9 0 46 1 4 -
C Raack 10 0 33 3 - 3
G Dempsey 7 0 26 2 4 1
L Delany 6 1 22 0 1 -
F Sargent 1 0 9 0 3 -
Rachel Delaney 1 0 6 0 - 1

Typhoons 1st Innings 192/10 All Out (Overs 48.3)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
Rachel Delaney lbw b K McEvoy 5 4 5 1 0
A Hunter+ c SM Kavanagh b S MacMahon 7 38 22 0 0
R Stokell lbw b H Little 32 67 62 6 0
L Delany* c sub b H Little 62 120 86 6 0
O Prendergast   b S MacMahon 16 29 29 3 0
S Forbes lbw b S MacMahon 0 2 3 0 0
L Little   b S MacMahon 12 35 28 2 0
J Maguire   b S MacMahon 0 1 2 0 0
G Dempsey c J Sparrow b H Little 24 50 35 1 0
C Raack c LN McCarthy b H Little 8 18 11 0 0
F Sargent not out   7 13 12 0 0
extras   (b0 lb1 w15 nb3) 19        
TOTAL   10 wickets for 192        
FOW
1-5(Rachel Delaney) 2-35(A Hunter) 3-59(R Stokell) 4-97(O Prendergast)
5-97(S Forbes) 6-135(L Little) 7-135(J Maguire) 8-151(L Delany) 9-172(C Raack)
10-192(G Dempsey)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
LN McCarthy 10 1 23 0 1 1
K McEvoy 6 0 27 1 4 1
S MacMahon 9 1 41 5 2 1
H Little 9.3 1 42 4 6 -
C Murray 3 0 10 0 - -
A Kerrison 6 0 25 0 - -
L Paul 5 0 23 0 2 -