Munster stunned the NW Warriors with a convincing six wickets win on the second day of the IPT20 Trophy in Dublin.
The tone was set as Man of the Match Matt Ford accounted for William Porterfield with the third ball of the innings, and wickets continued to tumble as the Warriors came out with all guns blazing, but found they were firing blanks.
They found their innings in tatters at 7 for 3 and 41 for 5, but did manage a repair job as skipper Andy McBrine top scored with 41 from 30 balls (3 fours, 3 sixes) adding 61 in 45 balls with Graham Kennedy, who made a run-a-ball 24.
Fionn Hand bowling: Pic Rodney Smythe
Jared Wilson cleared the ropes twice in a hard hit 28 from 12 balls to take the North West to 146 for 9 - short of par, but a lot better than it appeared earlier.
Josh Manley was most successful with the ball taking three wickets, while Fionn Hand claimed two in an impressive display by the Munster bowling unit.
The chase was always in control, with aggressive intent by the top order keeping Munster ahead of the rate.
Murray Commins was a reassuring and talented presence in the middle, and his 44 from 32 balls meant the result was never in doubt.
Matt (39*) and Greg Ford (15*) both cleared the ropes twice as the win was secured with 17 balls remaining.
Boundary for Matt Ford: Pic Rodney Smythe
All four teams have one win each going into the final day of the Dublin Festival.
Lightning take on Warriors in Sunday's morning match, while the Knights and Munster meet in the 4pm match.