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  • World Cup: Fury over 'vicious personal attack' on John Mooney March 11, 2015

    Sydney: The Zimbabwe and Ireland teams at the World Cup united on Wednesday to condemn a newspaper article which mocked Irish allrounder John Mooney's battle with alcohol and depression. Mooney took the boundary catch which eliminated the Africans from the World Cup in Hobart last Saturday. But his match-winning efforts were greeted...
  • Journalistic crime, Irish fury and apology: Zimbabwe cricket shamed March 11, 2015

    Zimbabwe journalist Robson Sharuko's personal remarks on Ireland's John Mooney after the African nation's ouster from the ongoing ICC World Cup have come in for heavy criticism, forcing batsman Brendan Taylor to apologise on behalf of Zimbabwe cricket. The report in question appeared in The Herald under the headline 'Alcoholic dumps...
  • Watch: Dhawan's Irish job makes it 5-0 to India, ICC World Cup, Day 24 Highlights March 11, 2015

    Shikhar Dhawan's century made Ireland's 259 look like a paltry total as India notched their fifth consecutive win of the event to seal top spot in Pool B. Watch all the highlights from Day 24 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • India thrash Ireland: Dhoni set for second shot at World Cup? March 10, 2015

    Dhawan led India's march to 5-0 with his second century of the tournament as India brought down Ireland's 259 with ease to win by 8 wickets. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Is MS Dhoni India's best ODI captain ever? March 10, 2015

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni has overtaken Sourav Ganguly with most wins in consecutive World Cup matches. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland rue lack of exposure after India defeat March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: Skipper William Porterfield believes a lack of exposure against the bigger teams was hurting Ireland after they lost by eight wickets to defending World Cup champions India in Hamilton. The defeat leaves Ireland possibly needing to beat Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday to make the last-eight while India ensured top...
  • Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi congratulate Indian cricket team March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their eight-wicket victory against Ireland in a World Cup Pool B game. The president in his message to the team congratulated them for winning five games on the trot in the quadrennial tournament. "Bravo...
  • Dhoni now only behind Ponting with most consecutive World Cup wins March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: With nine straight World Cup wins under their belt, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India stand only second to Ricky Ponting's Australian side that registered 24 consecutive victories in the showpiece event. India now stand second alongside Clive Lloyd's West Indies in terms of consecutive victories in World Cup. The eight-wicket...
  • World Cup: Ashwin understands his game, Shikhar prepared well, says Dhoni March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni loves players who can take challenges head on and for him that's the reason two of his trusted lieutenants Ravichandran Ashwin and Shikhar Dhawan have been his stand-out performers for the Indian cricket team in the ongoing ICC World Cup. "The spinners have really bowled well....
  • Kings of Cricket: India beat Ireland, secure top spot in Pool B March 10, 2015

    CNN-IBN discusses India's smooth eight-wicket victory over Ireland that ensured the defending World Champions will finish at the top of Pool B. ...
  • World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin varied his pace well, says William Porterfield March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: Ireland captain William Porterfield was all praise for Ravichandran Ashwin, saying the Indian off-spinner varied his pace well which eventually proved to be decisive in restricting his side to 259 in the World Cup match on Tuesday. Ashwin in his first spell of eight overs gave away only 19 runs,...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Bowlers doing a good job, says MS Dhoni March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday heaped praise on his bowlers for bundling out every team that India have played so far in the ongoing cricket World Cup, saying they have stepped up to the challenge nicely and are doing a "really good job". India beat Ireland by eight wickets...
  • World Cup: The tweet beat after India's Irish job March 10, 2015

    Twitter was in overdrive during India's fifth match of the tournament, which also turned into their fifth win on the trot, with some noteworthy records along the way. MS Dhoni recorded his 9th consecutive win in World Cups, overtaking Sourav Ganguly, while another Shikhar Dhawan century resulted in India's win -...
  • World Cup: India's dominance continues against Ireland with fifth win in a row March 10, 2015

    Nothing changed as India crossed Tasmanian borders. It was business as usual in New Zealand for the defending champions - a fifth win in a row over the Irish who stay alive despite an eight-wicket hammering at the hand of the Indians, which gives MS Dhoni's boys a 5-0 record...
  • World Cup: Indian bowlers combine to dismiss Ireland for 259 March 10, 2015

    India were on course for a fifth successive victory in World Cup after dismissing Ireland for 259 with an over to spare on a good batting pitch at Seddon Park. ...
  • Indian bowlers complete half-century at World Cup with 50/50 wickets March 10, 2015

    When Mohammed Shami dismissed Alex Cusack on Tuesday, Indian bowlers achieved a rarest of rare feats - one which none envisioned before the start of ongoing Cricket World Cup. For the first time in history, India have bowled out oppositions in five consecutive ODIs. The Indian bowling unit has answered criticism...
  • As it happened: India vs Ireland, World Cup, Match 34, Pool B March 10, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Defying all odds, trash talks and pre-tournament predictions, defending champions India are cruising in their bid to retain the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Very few would have predicted such a smooth sail for India, and rightly so, given their...
  • Already in quarters, should India go in with an unchanged squad vs Ireland? March 9, 2015

    India have won all four matches so far to comfortably reach the knock-outs and MS Dhoni might be looking to rest some key players for the business end of the tournament. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian juggernaut expected to roll over Ireland March 9, 2015

    Defying all odds, trash talks and pre-tournament predictions, defending champions India are cruising in their bid to retain the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Very few would have predicted such a smooth sail for India, and rightly so, given their lead-up to the World Cup. Not much long ago,...
  • World Cup: Our goal is to reach the quarters, says Ireland skipper March 9, 2015

    First ten overs will be crucial, whether with bat or ball, Ireland skipper William Porterfield said. ...
  • World Cup: As a unit we have performed quite well, says Mohit Sharma March 9, 2015

    "Ireland have played a few good games and have a chance of qualifying and we have to play well to beat them," Mohit Sharma said. ...
  • World Cup: Its going to be England or will it be Bangladesh in quarters? March 9, 2015

    A loss to Bangladesh in Pool A will end England's World Cup, while West Indies need to beat UAE and then watch Ireland vs Pakistan to know their fate. ...
  • World Cup: I don't like that tag of Associates,' says Ireland skipper March 9, 2015

    Hamilton: Ireland captain William Porterfield insisted on Monday his side belonged among the world's elite and said he despised the tag of "Associate" which virtually brands a host of teams as second-class citizens. Non-Test playing Ireland are on course for a World Cup quarter-final place and can ensure a spot in...
  • World Cup 2015: William Porterfield expects no India favours for Ireland March 8, 2015

    Ireland captain William Porterfield believes there will be no let-up from India when his side go in search of another win over a Test nation at this World Cup. Defending champions India have already qualified for the quarter-finals while Ireland's thrilling five-run win over Zimbabwe on Saturday left them among several...
  • Watch: Pakistan roar back, Ireland on song; ICC World Cup, Day 21 highlights March 8, 2015

    Pakistan made their most significant kill of the edition to upset South Africa, while Ireland continued their dream run by beating Zimbabwe. Watch highlights from Day 21 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Zimbabwe fume over controversial John Mooney catch March 7, 2015

    Hobart: Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor insisted his team had been victims of a World Cup miscarriage of justice on Saturday when Ireland fielder John Mooney held a crucial catch despite indications he had touched the boundary with his foot. Ireland won the tense Pool B match by five runs after setting...
  • World Cup: Ireland clinch Zimbabwe cliffhanger to stay in race for quarters March 7, 2015

    Australia: Ireland pulled off another World Cup upset over a Test-playing nation after big innings from Ed Joyce and Andy Belbirnie proved just enough to hold off Zimbabwe by five runs in a Pool B match on Saturday. Alex Cusack (4 for 32) claimed two wickets in the final over after...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2015, Ireland vs Zimbabwe, Match 30 March 7, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Quick Preview: Ireland and Zimbabwe face each other in a Pool B clash at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday in a match that could have a key bearing on both sides' chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The Irish...
  • World Cup: William Porterfield promises no Irish 'hangover' vs Zimbabwe March 6, 2015

    Hobart: Ireland captain William Porterfield has insisted there will be no lingering mental scars from their heavy defeat by South Africa when they face Zimbabwe in their next World Cup match on Saturday. The Irish head into this weekend's Pool B encounter in Hobart on the back of a 201-run-thrashing by...
  • World Cup 2015: Plenty to play for as Ireland face Zimbabwe March 6, 2015

    Ireland and Zimbabwe face each other in a Pool B clash at Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Saturday in a match that could have a key bearing on both sides' chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The Irish are just ahead of Zimbabwe in the standings with four...