India made short-work of Ireland’s hopes on the back of a sparkling century from Shikhar Dhawan that helped the defending champions chase down 259 at Seddon Park, winning the Pool B World Cup game by eight wickets and 79 balls to spare.
Ireland captain William Porterfield sounded upbeat about his team’s chances of booking a berth in the quarterfinals of the World Cup after their thrilling five-run win over Zimbabwe in Hobart on Saturday.
Ed Joyce's flamboyant century helped Ireland script another memorable World Cup win edging Zimbabwe out by just five runs at Bellerive Oval in probably the thriller of the tournament so far, letting valiant knocks from Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams go waste.
In many ways, the game needs Associate nations as much as they need the game. Yet, the ICC is behaving like a ring leader that only allows the lions and the elephants, the horses and the tigers writes Krish Sripada.
It took two sparkling innings of the highest class by Gary Wilson and Kevin O’Brien for Ireland to just make it over the line by two wickets against a spirited United Arab Emirates, in front of a noisy crowd in Brisbane.
Following their World Cup fixture earlier in the day, West Indies’ all-rounder Darren Sammy and Ireland’s John Mooney have been fined 30 per cent of their match fees by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman, Denesh Ramdin has quoted his team has no intentions of treating Ireland as a lesser opponent as the two teams take on each other in their first World Cup fixture on Monday at Saxton Oval.