Brendan Taylor of Zimbabwe salutes the crowd as he leaves the field after making 138 in his final international match in the World Cup game against India   at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni welcomed the pressure placed on his team by Zimbabwe in their final cricket World Cup group match at Eden Park on S(...)

Younis Khan wants Pakistan to beat Ireland as a tribute to former coach Bob Woolmer, who died the day after Pakistan lost to Ireland at the 2007 World Cup in Jamaica. Photograph:   Nigel Marple/Reuters

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan wants his side to put in a big performance in Sunday’s Pool B showdown against Ireland at the Adelaide Oval as a (...)

Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has apologised to the Irish team and John Mooney for comments in one of his nation’s newspapers. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

The Zimbabwe cricket captain has apologised to John Mooney and Cricket Ireland for the “unacceptable” article published by one of the nation’s newspap(...)

Cricket Ireland have condemned an article in the Zimbabwe Herald which referenced John Mooney (above). Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Cricket Ireland has condemned an article in a Zimbabwe newspaper in relational to Ireland all-rounder John Mooney as having “demonstrated breath-takin(...)

Alex Cusack is congratulated by Ireland  team-mates Kevin O’Brien and Ed Joyce  after getting the wicket of Tawanda Mupariwa of Zimbabwe  to complete a five-run win in their Pool B World Cup game  at Bellerive Oval  in Hobart. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Despite claiming the scalp of a second Test-playing nation in the nerve-racking five-run victory over Zimbabwe, Ireland still require one win from the(...)

Ireland coach Phil Simmons believes his side have the edge over Zimbabwe ahead of the World Cup Pool B meeting between the sides in Hobart. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Having been in the Southern Hemisphere for over a month now, Ireland’s cricketers must have thought they were fully acclimatised.Yet the flight across(...)

Mohammad Irfan took four wickets as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs at The Gabba in their World Cup Pool B clash. Phorograph - AFP

Mohammad Irfan extracted steep bounce from the Gabba pitch to pick up four wickets as Pakistan secured their first victory at the World Cup by beating(...)

Members of India’s cricket team celebrate after  Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was given out after a review  during the World Cup Pool B game at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Virat Kohli scored an imperious century as India opened their World Cup defence in convincing fashion with a 76-run victory over Pakistan in a frenzie(...)

Ireland’s Stuart Thompson lies on the ground after making his ground to secure the bye that gave Ireland a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photograph: Surjeet/Inpho

What looked like an easy-going parade to victory turned into a frantic last-ball win for Ireland yesterday as they opened their World Twenty20 camp(...)

Ireland spinner Andy McBrine celebrates with Gary Wilson  after taking a wicket in the World T20 first-round game against Zimbabwe  at  Sylhet in Bangladesh. Photograph: Surjeet/Inpho

Ireland came through a nerve-racking final over to win their vital opening game at the World Twenty20 over Zimbabwe by three wickets in Sylhet,(...)