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Can you read Rashid?

Jan 22, 2018: Most batsmen will answer no

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UAE v Ireland, tri-series, Dubai

Porterfield, Balbirnie centuries hand UAE second defeat in tri-series

Jan 13, 2018: A 201-run second-wicket stand, built around centuries from William Porterfield and Andy Balbirnie, followed by a four-wicket haul from Kevin O'Brien, set up Ireland's 67-run triumph over the hosts

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Afghanistan v Ireland, 4th ODI, Greater Noida

Kevin O'Brien 72* helps Ireland draw level

Mar 22, 2017: Kevin O'Brien fought through a hamstring injury and launched a fine counter-attack to give Ireland a come-from-behind win that helped them level the series

The Report by Akshay Gopalakrishnan

UAE v Ireland, Desert T20 Challenge, Dubai

Ireland demolish hosts and march into semis

Jan 18, 2017: UAE found themselves overmatched in the 24-run loss, after Ireland stormed to 160 and then left the home side reeling at 21 for 5 in the fourth over

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Dubai

Ireland v Afghanistan, 3rd ODI, Belfast

Joyce, Kevin O'Brien level series for Ireland

Jul 14, 2016: Ed Joyce's fourth ODI century and Kevin O'Brien's all-round brilliance combined to give Ireland a six-wicket win over Afghanistan in the third ODI in Belfast

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UAE v Ireland, 1st T20I, Abu Dhabi

Kevin O'Brien helps Ireland defend 134

Feb 14, 2016: Ireland's bowlers rallied around a three-wicket haul from Kevin O'Brien, as the team successfully defended a meager total of 134 against UAE, in Abu Dhabi

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PNG v Ireland, Intercontinental Cup, Townsville

O'Brien brothers carry Ireland past PNG

Feb 3, 2016: Ireland maintained their flawless run in the current edition of the Intercontinental Cup, once again claiming the maximum 20 points with a 146-run win over Papua New Guinea

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Zimbabwe A v Ireland, Harare, 4th day

Kevin O'Brien, Mooney guide Ireland to draw

Oct 20, 2015: Half-centuries from Kevin O'Brien and John Mooney ensured that Ireland held on for a draw against Zimbabwe A in Harare

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Ireland news

Kevin O'Brien returns for Zimbabwe, Namibia tour

Sep 16, 2015: Allrounder Kevin O'Brien, who had missed the ODI against Australia last month due to a hamstring injury, has recovered and has been included in the Ireland squad for their upcoming tour of Namibia and Zimbabwe

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County news

Umar Akmal, Kevin O'Brien re-sign for Leicestershire

Sep 16, 2015: Leicestershire have continued the processing of strengthening for the 2016 season by confirming the returns of Umar Akmal and Kevin O'Brien

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Ireland v Nepal, World T20 Qualifier, Group A, Belfast

Nepal no match for Ireland seamers

Jul 13, 2015: Ireland's seamers bundled out Nepal for 53 - their lowest T20 score and romped home to a eight-wicket win with 72 balls to spare in their World T20 Qualifier Group A clash in Belfast

The Report by Peter Della Penna in Belfast

Ireland news

Kevin O'Brien to lead in Scotland T20Is

Jun 1, 2015: Kevin O'Brien will lead Ireland in their three-match T20I series against Scotland. Allrounder Tyrone Kane and wicketkeeper Stuart Poynter have also been picked

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Leicestershire v Durham, NatWest T20, North Group, Grace Road

O'Brien steers Foxes to consecutive wins

May 28, 2015: Leicestershire made it consecutive wins in the NatWest T20 North Division as Durham's batsmen struggled to come to terms with a well-grassed but relatively slow pitch at Grace Road.


County news

O'Brien becomes latest Leicestershire signing

Mar 31, 2015: Kevin O'Brien, the big hitting Ireland batsman, will join his brother Niall at Leicestershire for the NatWest T20 Blast this season.

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Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra

Shadow-boxing a stump, and an armpit catch

Mar 3, 2015: Plays of the day from the Group B game between South Africa and Ireland in Canberra

Firdose Moonda in Canberra

Kev and John's excellent adventure

Feb 11, 2015: At 111 for 5, Ireland looked to be at the receiving end of a mismatch, but they turned things around with a win their nation will never forget

Nagraj Gollapudi

World Cup 2015

'I was enthralled and just wanted to get there'

Feb 10, 2015: Ed Joyce, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson and Kevin O'Brien talk through their World Cup memories and pick out their stars - past and future - of ODI cricket

Interviews by George Dobell and Melinda Farrell

You may remember me from the World Cup

Feb 9, 2015: Each World Cup has thrown up some unlikely heroes. Here's a personal selection of players who briefly lit up the competition

Steven Lynch

Ireland v New Zealand A, Dubai

Balbirnie hundred sets up Ireland win

Nov 29, 2014: Andy Balbirnie's maiden List A hundred charged Ireland to a four-wicket win in Dubai and handed New Zealand A their first loss of the tour

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A pink typhoon

Oct 30, 2014: England had been contemplating a walk in the park against Ireland in 2011, but found themselves at the receiving end of the fastest century in World Cup history

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