Gaby Lewis top scored with 94 to win the Player of the Match award for the second week in succession to open up a 2-0 series lead for the Scorchers against the Typhoons at Sydney Parade.

Lewis struck 13 fours in a fluent 94 from 101 balls, and looked set to become the third centurion in the tournament's six year history alongside Meg Kendall and Cecelia Joyce.

Gaby Lewis scored 94: Pic Rodney Smythe

However, disaster struck as she top edged a sweep off Rachel Delany (2-47) and was well caught by Georgina Dempsey at square leg.

Lewis shared stands of 72 with Alana Dalzell (10) and 44 with Sophie MacMahon, after Orla Prendergast's two wickets in an over had given Typhoons hope.

MacMahon ensured the four wickets win with a composed unbeaten 44 from 47 balls (5 fours), adding 50 for the sixth wicket with Lara Maritz (17).

The Typhoons had been hampered in the field without the services of stand-in skipper Celeste Raackb, the leg-spinner suffering a muscle injury while batting. She had been deputizing for regular skipper Laura Delany - ruled out by 'a niggle' which will also see the Irish captain miss Monday's T20 at Rathmines.

Batting first Typhoons openers Rachel Delaney (73)  and Rebecca Stokell shared an opening stand of 66 runs to lay a solid foundation.

The innings however lost its way somewhat, despite the best efforts of Merrion all-rounder Delaney who made her third half century in the 50-overs competition.

Rachel Delaney scored 73: Pic Rodney Smythe

Late runs from Raack (23) and Georgina Dempsey (19) got their side over 200, but a final total of 208 for 9 looked short of par and so it proved.

Phoenix all-rounder Maritz (3-48) was the pick of the attack.

The first T20 game is scheduled to start at 2pm on Monday - weather permitting.

Super Two Series

At Sydney Parade, Scorchers beat Typhoons by four wickets

Typhoons 208-9 (50 overs) R Delaney 73, R Stokell 28, C Raack 23, G Dempsey 19, A Hunter 18; L Maritz 3-48, S MacMahon 1-17, J Sparrow 1-18.

Scorchers 209-6 (42 overs) G Lewis 94, S MacMahon 44*, L Maritz 17, S Kavanagh 16, A Dalzell 10; O Prendergast 2-36, R Delaney 2-47.