West Indies captain Jason Holder took four wickets in his side’s World Cup win over the united Arab Emirates. Photograph: Afp

West Indies virtually secured their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a six-wicket triumph over the United Arab Emirates in Napier.The UAE we(...)

Pakistan batsman Ahmad Shahzad plays a shot as United Arab Emirates wicketkeeper Swapnil Patil watches during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match. Photograph: Ross Setford/AP

Ahmed Shehzad anchored Pakistan’s innings and his bowlers then ensured UAE never seriously challenged it as their World Cup hopes continued for anothe(...)

George Dockrell celebrates scoring the winning runs in Ireland’s two-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

It may have eluded our politicians to date but Ireland’s cricketers took full advantage of a bail-in along with sundry other gifts, to make it two wi(...)

Gary Wilson’s 80 off 69 balls helped get Ireland’s run chase back on track in their two wicket win over the UAE at The Gabba, Brisbane. (Photograph: INPHO/PHOTOSPORT/Tertius Pickard)

Ireland followed up their opening World Cup win over the West Indies with another against the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday morning and now they h(...)

Ireland batsman Kevin O’Brien plays a shot during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between Ireland and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images 1:13

Gary Wilson and Kevin O’Brien struck brisk half-centuries as Ireland held their nerve to clinch a thrilling two-wicket victory in their World Cup Pool(...)

Trent Johnston (third from left) is congratulated by his Ireland team-mates after taking a wicket in the World Cup qualifier against the UAE in Sharjah. Photograph: Barry Chambers/ICC/Inpho

Ireland continued their dominance of the World Cup qualifiers in Sharjah on Wednesday with a six-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates that (...)