Ireland ease past USA in Women's T20 WC Qualifier

Ireland eased past the United States of America by nine wickets to secure their first win of the Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier in Abu Dhabi.

The USA were all out for 91 off their 20 overs, captain Sindhu Sriharsha (25) and Disha Dhingra (23) putting together a second-wicket partnership of 44.

Eimear Richardson and Arlene Kelly took two wickets apiece for Ireland.

Openers Amy Hunter (43) and Gaby Lewis, unbeaten on 44, put on 91 as Ireland reached 92-1 with 29 balls to spare.

Ireland had begun their bid to qualify for next year's World Cup with a 14-run defeat by Bangladesh on Sunday.

The top two from the eight-team Qualifier will progress to the competition proper in South Africa.