Afghanistan batsman Rahmat Shah made 72 to help sis side secure a seven-wicket victory over Ireland in the Test match at Dehradun, India.

Captain William Porterfield believes Ireland will have to put their first-innings batting horror shows behind them to stand any chance of success in T(...)

Ireland bowler Stuart Thompson in action during the Test match against Afghanistan in Dehradun, India. Photograph:

Day Two: Ireland 172 (60 ovs) (T Murtagh 54no, G Dockrell 39; Y Ahmadzai 3-41, M Nabi 3-36) & 22-1 (12 ovs) trail Afghanistan 314 (106.3 ovs) (R S(...)

Batting No 11,  Tim Murtagh top-scored for Ireland with an unbeaten 54 against Afghanistan in Dehradun. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Test Match (at Dehradun, India) - Day one: Ireland 1st Inns 172 (T Murtagh 54no, G Dockrell 39, P Stirling 26; M Nabi 3-26, Y Ahmadzai 3-41, R Khan 2-(...)

James Cameron-Dow took 3-32 in Ireland’s heavy defeat to Afghanistan. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inphoy

Afghanistan 223 (49.1 overs; A Afghan 54, M Nabi 64, R Khan 52; J Cameron-Row 3-32) beat Ireland 114 (35.3 overs; K O’Brien 26; A Alam 4-25, R Khan 2-(...)

 Ed Joyce in action for Sussex. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

England selector Angus Fraser believes Ed Joyce would have stood a great chance of making his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord’s in today’s first(...)

Trent Johnston at an Ireland training session at  Malahide Cricket Club last month. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland have named 36 players in two squads ahead of a busy winter programme. The established senior players make up the 13-man national performance s(...)