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 (...)

Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan and teammate Shapoor Zadran embrace as they celebrate their Cricket World Cup Pool A win over Scotland - a first World Cup victory. Photograph: Dianne Manson/AP

For a large part of Afghanistan’s successful run chase against Scotland on Thursday, Samiullah Shenwari hardly looked like the man to see them to vict(...)

Scotland recorded a crushing 179-run victory over Ireland in Tuesday’s World Cup warm-up in Sydney. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA

Matt Machan and Alasdair Evans did most of the damage as Scotland recorded a crushing 179-run victory over Ireland in Tuesday’s World Cup warm-up in S(...)

 Ireland’s John Mooney acknowledges the crowd after receiving a standing ovation after reaching 96 runs in Malahide. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Scotland claimed an eight-wicket victory over Ireland in the last of the One-Day Internationals in Malahide, but the narrative of the final day of (...)

Max Sorensen claimed five wickets in Scotland’s second innings  as Ireland won the Intercontinental Cup clash in Clontarf. Photograph:   Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland bowler Max Sorensen continued where he left off on Friday to secure an innings victory against Scotland in the Intercontinental Cup at Castle (...)

Ireland batsman Kevin O’Brien launches a six during the  Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland at Castle Avenue. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A defiant knock of 60 from Scottish lower order batsman Safyaan Sharif denied Ireland victory inside three days in the side’s Intercontinental Cup cla(...)