Ireland Women bounced back from their loss to Scotland with a morale boosting four-wicket victory over the USA in their second and final warm-up game of the T20 World Cup qualifiers.

A fine bowling display saw the USA kept to 119 for 9, with none of the top five able to reach 20 despite all getting to double figures.

Eimear Richardson (3-13), and Arlene Kelly (2-25), both got two wickets in an over to stall any momentum, while there was also a brace for leg-spinner Cara Murray (2-28).

Gaby Lewis raced out of the traps with a quick 19, before being stranded when an Amy Hunter drive was deflected onto the stumps with her out of the crease.

There would have been a few nerves when Orla Prendergast followed first ball, but a stylish Hunter hit six boundaries in a top score of 34 from just 26 balls to all but settle the contest.

Skipper Laura Delany made 15, while there was confidence boosting runs too for Rebecca Stokell in a typically hard-hit unbeaten 23.

Geetika Kodali took 3 wickets in a whole-hearted display, but the win was sealed in the 16th over.

Ed Joyce’s side begin the competition in earnest with a clash on Thursday against hosts UAE.