KEVIN OBRIEN

  • As it happened: Ireland vs Pakistan , World Cup, Match 42 March 15, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) "I'm not going to say that they'll close the gap soon. There were extenuating circumstances today. It was a grassy pitch, and the toss was important. But I'm fully in favour of 16 teams. Playing against such teams can be a banana-skin,...
  • Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien key to victory, says Ireland skipper February 25, 2015

    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...
  • World Cup: Ireland edge UAE by 2 wickets in electric finish February 25, 2015

    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...
  • World Cup 2015: After West Indies high, Ireland aim win against UAE February 24, 2015

    Brisbane: High on confidence after their stunning win against the West Indies, giant-killers Ireland will look to continue the momentum when they lock horns with United Arab Emirates in a Group B match of the World Cup here on Wednesday. Ireland's Kevin O'Brien has already warned his side that the win...
  • As it happened: Ireland vs UAE, World Twenty Qualifiers March 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Ireland opt to field against UAE. Playing XIs: Ireland: WTS Porterfield (capt), PR Stirling, EC Joyce, GC Wilson (wk), AD Poynter, KJ O'Brien, SR Thompson, MC Sorensen, AR Cusack, GH Dockrell, TJ Murtagh United Arab Emirates: Amjad Ali, Faizan Asif, Khurram Khan...
  • As it happened: World T20 Qualifiers, Ireland vs Zimbabwe March 17, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: Ireland won the toss and have opted to bowl against Zimbabwe. Teams: Ireland: Porterfield, K O'Brien, Sorensen, Cusack, Stirling, Joyce, Wilson, Dockrell, Thompson, McBrine, Poynter Zimbabwe: Taylor, Masakadza, Sibanda, Chigumbura, Maruma, Raza, Utseya, Panyangara, Williams, Chatara, Kamungozi ...
  • Misbah seeks improvement after tied Ireland ODI May 25, 2013

    Dublin: Misbah ulHaq has told his Pakistan team they must improve in all three departments ahead of Sunday's series decider with Ireland. Kevin O'Brien hit a dramatic four off the last ball of the first oneday international on Thursday to deny Pakistan victory and earn Ireland a dramatic tie ...
  • O'Brien gives Ireland thrilling tie with Pakistan May 24, 2013

    Dublin: Pakistan could manage only a tie in the first oneday international against Ireland at a bitterly cold Clontarf on Thursday after Kevin O'Brien hit the last ball of the match for four. Set a DuckworthLewis target of 276 to win in 47 overs, Ireland needed 15 off the last...