Ireland players leave the Adelaide Oval pitch after their seven wicket defeat to Pakistan.Photograph: Getty

Ireland were knocked out of the cricket World Cup as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval.Sarfraz Ahmed’s unbeaten 101 condemn(...)

Shikhar Dhawan scored a century as India chased down Ireland’s 259 for the loss of just two wickets. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images 1:40

India’s imperious start to the World Cup continued with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Ireland in their Pool B encounter at Seddon Park in Hamilt(...)

George Dockrell was the last man out as South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs at the Manuka Oval. Photograpgh: Reuters/Jason Reed 2:10

Hashim Amla struck a career-best 159 as South Africa crushed Ireland by 201 runs in their World Cup Pool B match in Canberra.The Proteas amassed 411 f(...)

Ireland batsman  Ed Joyce plays a pull shot during the World Cup Pool B game against West Indies at Saxton Oval in Nelson, New Zealand. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

First, the world referred to them by a word that describes a featureless, small fish that is used mostly as bait: minnow. Then, those in positions of (...)

John Mooney celebrates sealing an impressive Irish victory in New Zealand. Photograph: Chris Symes/Inpho/Photosport

When the sports historians get to writing about this remarkable era for Irish cricket a footnote at the bottom of the scorecard from Monday’s remar(...)

Ireland’s captain William Porterfield (centre) plays a shot watched by West Indies’ wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin (left) and captain Jason Holder (right) during the Pool B 2015 Cricket World Cup match between Ireland and the West Indies at Saxton Park Oval in Nelson on Monday. Photograph:  AFP 1:09

Ireland’s four-wicket victory over West Indies in their opening 2015 World Cup clash on Monday was not an ‘upset’, according to their captain.William (...)

Ireland’s batsman Ed Joyce plays a shot during his innings of 84 during the World Cup Pool B game against West Indies  at Saxton Oval in Nelson, New Zealand. Photograph:   Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images 1:09

Ireland yet again took the World Cup by storm as a brilliant batting display secured a four-wicket victory over the West Indies in Nelson, New Zeal(...)

Andrew Balbirnie and the Ireland squad enjoy a game of rugby during a squad training session at Drummoyne Oval, Sydney, Australia.  Photograph: Barry Chambers/INPHO

Cricket is wont to putting things in boxes; categorising and breaking down specialist skills and disciplines to the nth degree. And when it comes t(...)

William Porterfield, in his third tournament, will lead Ireland in the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. (Photograph: Peter Parks /AFP/Getty Images)

WILLIAM PORTERFIELD (Warwickshire) LH bat Age: 30. Caps: 193 (ODI: 73) Runs: 6038 runs @ 31.95 (ODI: 2,137 @ 30.97) Captain for a second time a(...)

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(...)