Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

813dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Wilson, K O'Brien seal tense win

With nuggety wicketkeeper Gary Wilson for company, the big-hitting Kevin O'Brien set right the mess he had left Ireland in with some ordinary plans and bowling at the death

813dDom O'Mara

Backing Green at the Gabba

The match between Ireland and the UAE was the first final-over thriller of the World Cup and it was littered with great moments like the bail fail and the antics of Larry the Leprechaun

813dDaniel Brettig

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

813dDaniel Brettig

Anwar's star shines brightly

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

Sterling Stirling


Number of Irish bowlers who have bowled their full-quota of overs for less than 30 runs in a WC game. Paul Stirling (2/27) is the fourth.

New to the highest level


Number of times that Ireland and UAE have previously played each other in an ODI.