Andrew Balbirnie's powerful unbeaten 81 led Leinster Lightning to another bonus point win, as they chased 148 to beat NW Warriors by seven wickets inside 13 overs.

Any hopes that the NW had after Graham Hume dismissed Tim Tector in the first over of the reply quickly evaporated as Balbirnie and fellow international Lorcan Tucker put the beleaguered attack to the sword.

The pair know their home conditions at Sydney Parade so well and had combined to share a second wicket stand of 113 in just 10.2 overs to make light of their target.

Balbirnie hit seven fours and cleared the wall/ropes six times in his 44-ball knock, while Tucker's 44 from 25 balls included 4 fours and three maximums.

Tucker was dismissed with 25 needed but it was over nine balls later as Harry Tector (12*) and Balbirnie wasted no time in securing the additional point.

It had all looked so different as Jared Wilson's whirlwind 39 from 17 deliveries (4 fours, 3 sixes), together with 21 from Liam Doherty had seen Boyd Rankin's side race to 69 for 1 in the powerplay.

Lightning skipper George Dockrell dismissed Wilson with his first ball on his way to 3 for 21 as he and Amish Sidhu (1-16) applied the brakes.

Scott Macbeth (21*) added late runs, but a final total of 148 for 6 proved woefully inadequate as the Warriors attack was ruthlessly torn apart.

The Warriors and Munster Reds play in the morning match on Friday, both hoping to get their first points after two bitterly disappointing days.