Daniel Brettig

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Jason Holder conceded 104 runs in is 10 overs, despite bowling two maidens

SA v WI, Group B, Sydney

Beleaguered Holder scorched in de Villiers blaze

By elevating Jason Holder to the captaincy of a troubled team so early in his career, West Indies have risked stalling the development of an immensly promising cricketer

AB de Villiers scored 55 runs off his last 13 deliveries

SA v WI, Group B, Sydney

Taylor leaps, Simmons goes to sleep

Plays of the day from the match between South Africa and West Indies in Sydney

John Mooney displays the homespun neck protection on his helmet

World Cup 2015

Mooney tests helmet with neck protection

Four months after the death of Phillip Hughes, a homespun idea conceived by the Ireland allrounder John Mooney and his father-in-law has become the first instance of additional protection for the back of the head and neck in an international match

South Africa celebrate a wicket

South Africa v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Sydney

South Africa need to make statement

South Africa have commonly toyed with West Indies lately, but the World Cup brings different pressures

Alex Cusack is congratulated on the wicket of Rohan Mustafa

Ire v UAE, Group B, Brisbane

Ireland overcome expectation

Far from assuming the role of plucky underdogs, Ireland were forced to deal with unexpected pressure of being heavy favourites against UAE

Shaiman Anwar hits out on his way to a century

Ireland v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane

Anwar's star shines brightly

Fearless, flamboyant and elegant. Two matches in, UAE may have already found their first batting superstar

Ireland celebrate the wicket of Krishna Chandran

Ireland v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Brisbane

The Karate Kid, and the immovable bail

Plays of the Day from the match between Ireland and UAE in Brisbane

Members of Australia's Ashes and Champions Trophy squads at a farewell event

Book extract: Whitewash to Whitewash

The silver bullet

A pub brawl, team discord, a sacked coach and his anti-establishment replacement - the months leading up to Australia's 5-0 Ashes win were colourful to say the least

William Porterfield essays a cover drive

Ireland v UAE, Group B, Brisbane

Ireland, UAE seek to keep shop window open

Both Ireland and the UAE have shown promise so far, and both are eager to continue prosecuting the case for the Associates to retain a decent-sized shop window at the World Cup

William Porterfield unfurls a pull

ICC news

Porterfield attacks ICC mentality

Ireland's captain William Porterfield has not yet signed the petition for the retention of a 14-team World Cup, but based on his rhetoric at the Gabba on Tuesday, that can only be a matter of time