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  • Watch: Ireland get 400-run stick from South Africa, Day 17 at ICC World Cup 7 hours 34 minutes ago

    South Africa improved from 409 in the last match to put 411 on the board against Ireland and become the first team in ODI history to score two consecutive totals in excess of 400, thanks to centuries by Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis. Watch highlights from Day 17 of...
  • World Cup: All not lost for us, says Ireland skipper William Porterfield 11 hours 51 minutes ago

    Canberra: Ireland captain William Porterfield vowed to bounce back at the World Cup after his team crashed to a morale-sapping 201-run defeat by mighty South Africa at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis hit centuries as the Proteas piled up a massive 411 for four after...
  • World Cup 2015: AB de Villiers backs Dale Steyn as match-winner 12 hours 15 minutes ago

    Canberra: South Africa captain AB de Villiers backed Dale Steyn to be a World Cup match-winner despite the strike bowler struggling to hit top form at the tournament. After an indifferent start to the World Cup, Steyn marked his 100th one-day international with 39 for 2 in the 201-run mauling of...
  • Injured Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura to miss World Cup match 12 hours 53 minutes ago

    Hobart: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura has a left leg injury and won't play in his team's next World Cup match against Ireland at Bellerive Oval on Saturday. Team officials said Chigumbura sustained a muscle tear in his quadriceps while fielding in Zimbabwe's 20-run loss to Pakistan in Brisbane last Sunday. Chigumbura tripped...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa thump Ireland in Canberra 23 hours 30 minutes ago

    Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis scored brilliant hundreds and Kyle Abbott picked up four wickets as South Africa registered a 201-run win over Ireland. ...
  • ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers hails South Africa 'rock' Hashim Amla Yesterday

    Canberra: South Africa captain AB de Villiers hailed Hashim Amla as the team's "rock" after the opener cracked 159 in the crushing 201-run World Cup win over Ireland on Tuesday. Amla reached his 20th one-day international century faster than any batsman, his career-best score coming in his 108th innings, with India's...
  • World Cup 2015: Amla, Du Plessis star as South Africa thump Ireland Yesterday

    Ireland came into the match at the Manuka Oval high on confidence after victories in their first two games. South Africa, one of the pre-tournament favourites, presented a far sterner test than West Indies and United Arab Emirates, however, and ruthless batting from Hashim Amla (159) and Faf du Plessis...
  • Phil Simmons' West Indies move 'not a done deal', says Cricket Ireland Yesterday

    Canberra: Cricket Ireland has refused to comment on speculation that their coach Phil Simmons may be heading home to the Caribbean after the World Cup to coach the West Indies, saying nothing had been finalised yet. Media reports over the past few days have suggested that Simmons is one of the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Ireland, World Cup 2015 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Ireland go into Tuesday's World Cup clash against South Africa in Canberra faced with a question that even fanciful Test nations have struggled to find an answer for. How does one tame the rampaging AB de Villiers before...
  • World Cup: Shaun Pollock expects De Villiers to fire against Ireland Yesterday

    Canberra: Former South Africa cricket captain Shaun Pollock on Monday said current skipper AB de Villiers could produce "something really special" in their World Cup Pool B match against Ireland at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday, having seen both of the South African captain's destructive innings in the last month. "After...
  • World Cup: Ireland won`t be intimidated by South Africa, says captain 2 days ago

    Canberra: Ireland captain William Porterfield is confident his team will not be overawed by the mighty South Africans in Canberra on Tuesday, saying they had made good plans to contain AB de Villiers` side. The Proteas, who have won all their three one-dayers against the Irish so far, are overwhelming favourites...
  • World Cup 2015: Spirited Ireland ready for daunting South Africa challenge 2 days ago

    South Africa have won 32 and lost just 16 of the 50 World Cup matches that they've played since 1992. Of those, only two of the defeats could be regarded as major shocks. At Chelmsford in 1999, a virtuoso display from Neil Johnson provided the impetus for a 48-run Zimbabwe...
  • AB de Villiers expected to score big against Ireland in World Cup 2 days ago

    Canberra: South Africa players have said they're in awe of skipper AB de Villiers' current form, with high expectations of another record-breaking innings when he faces Ireland in a World Cup Pool B match on Tuesday. Allrounder Farhann Behardien on Monday said he had goose bumps when he batted with De...
  • World Cup: John Mooney delves into medieval history for helmet boost 2 days ago

    Sydney: Ireland fast bowler John Mooney has delved into medieval history to improve his own batting helmet at the World Cup in the aftermath of the Phillip Hughes tragedy, Irish media reported on Monday. The 33-year-old Dubliner designed an attachment, which he calls a "gorget", to protect the neck at the...
  • ICC World Cup: Feisty Qualifiers haven't thrown in the towel 2 days ago

    A dramatic at times but very credible first 15 days of cricket by the four Associate nations that have got the cricketing world talking about the validity of excluding these worthy competitors from the next ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Afghanistan pushed Sri Lanka all the way in Game 12...
  • SA assistant coach backs Ireland and 10-team World Cup 3 days ago

    Canberra: South Africa's assistant coach Adrian Birrell wants the decision to cut the next World Cup to 10 teams from 14 to be reversed, saying he did not want his former wards at Ireland to be left out. Birrell, who coached Ireland for four years from 2007 to 2011, said the...
  • World Cup 2015: Shaiman Anwar opening new doors for himself 4 days ago

    Perth: Until Wednesday afternoon, Shaiman Anwar was a relatively anonymous cricketer playing for an unfashionable team in the 2015 World Cup. Then, he smashed a 79-ball hundred against Ireland, the fastest by a UAE batsman in one-day international cricket, and his world hasn't been the same since. By his own admission,...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Pool B turning into 'Group of Death' 6 days ago

    While many would sit back and wait for the knock-out stages to kick off, Ireland have certainly given the apex body more than something to think about. A lot of us sitting in our drawing rooms might have thought it would be a cake walk for the top Test nations...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland on course, says match-winner Gary Wilson 6 days ago

    Brisbane: Ireland's Gary Wilson said the side had done all that could be asked of them ahead of their World Cup clash against South Africa after they made it two wins out of two with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates. Wilson's composed 80 and a quickfire 24-ball fifty...
  • Watch: Ireland edge UAE in last-over finish, ICC World Cup, Day 12 highlights 6 days ago

    The Associates brought fans to the edge of their seats in the Pool B encounter at The Gabba in Brisbane, but the Irish held their nerves to win in 49.2 overs. Watch all the highlights from the exciting encounter. ...
  • World Cup: UAE rue mistakes and luck as they run Ireland close 6 days ago

    United Arab Emirates were left to rue bad luck and crucial errors as they threw away a chance to secure their first World Cup win in nearly 19 years in a thrilling defeat by fellow associate nation Ireland on Wednesday. It was a story of what might have been for the...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 1 week ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland's Kevin O'Brien fined for showing dissent 1 week ago

    Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision during Wednesday's win against the United Arab Emirates in Brisbane, the International Cricket Council said. Ireland beat fellow associates UAE by two wickets with four balls to spare in their...
  • Kings of Cricket: Ireland beat UAE by two wickets in World Cup 1 week ago

    Chasing 279, Gary Wilson made a brilliant 80 and Kevin O'Brien scored his 11th ODI fifty off just 24 balls as Ireland won the match in 49.2 overs. ...
  • Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien key to victory, says Ireland skipper 1 week ago

    Brisbane: Ireland captain William Porterfield hailed big-hitting Kevin O'Brien and rock-steady Gary Wilson for carving out a nervy two-wicket World Cup win over the United Arab Emirates in Brisbane on Wednesday. Chasing 279 to win at the Gabba, Wilson top-scored with 80 off 69 balls although it was O'Brien who gave...
  • News 360: AAP delivers on promises, announces cheaper power, water 1 week ago

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government on Wednesday slashed power tariff by 50 per cent for consumption up to 400 units per month and launched a free water scheme in line with election promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party. ...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Minnows giving ICC's '10-team formula' a hard time 1 week ago

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) may have made up its mind to reduce the 2019 World Cup to a 10-team event, but events in Australia and New Zealand suggest otherwise with minnows making their presence felt. The five most interesting matches at the ongoing ICC World Cup have involved...
  • World Cup: Ireland edge UAE by 2 wickets in electric finish 1 week ago

    Brisbane: A team that comfortably beats West Indies chasing in excess of 300 should not lose to the United Arab Emirates in search of 279. But Ireland discovered that cricket does not follow form sheets, that the game does not bend to any one team's will, and that every single...