Laura Delany marked her record breaking 185th international appearance with a Player-of-the-Match winning performance in Amstelveen as Ireland beat the Netherlands by 66 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.

The skipper’s big day started poorly as she lost the toss, but a solid 20 from 26 balls contributed to an Ireland total of 148-6 and her career-best 3-5 from three overs, including a maiden, hurried the hosts to 82 all out in reply.

Laura Delany is now Ireland's most capped Womens's player (Sportsfile)

If further evidence were needed of the advance that the Girls in Green since the introduction of central contracts last year then the ease of their two wins this week compared to the hard fought 2-1 series home win against the Dutch in 2021 surely provides it.

Amy Hunter top scored with 36 and Louise Little struck 17 not from six balls at the death in a far from outstanding batting display that nevertheless still posted north of seven an over.

Arlene Kelly then followed up her five-wicket haul on Monday with 3-11 from three overs, and 17-year-old Clontarf spinner Freya Sargent claimed her first wicket in her second international to seal the win.