A half-century from Gaby Lewis helped Ireland to a 2-0 lead in the four-match T20 International Challenge series against the Netherlands with a victory by six wickets on Thursday.

Having won the first match of the series on Monday, the Irish team returned to action after Tuesday's game and Wednesday's rescheduled match were abandoned due to rain and flooding of the out-field.

Lewis put in a Player of the Match display in Malahide with an individual score of 52 not out from just 29 balls, with 11 boundaries in that innings.

Ireland had earlier restricted Holland to 109 for five off their 20 overs, a total boosted by Miranda Veringmeier, who struck two sixes and six fours in her 60 from 50 balls before being caught off the last ball of the innings.

Rebecca Stokell and captain Laura Delany weighed in with 17 and 15 respectively as Ireland reached the target of 110 in just 11.3 overs.

Both sides will meet again in Malahide on Friday for the final match of the curtailed series.

Netherlands 109-5: (20 overs; M Veringmeier 60; O Prendergast 2-14, S MacMahon 1-12)

Ireland 110-4: (11.3 overs; G Lewis 52*, R Stokell 17; S Siegers 2-24)