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Match Day

849dThe Report by Andrew McGlashan

Sarfraz hundred sends Pakistan into quarters

Pakistan lost their opening two matches of the World Cup; Ireland won their opening two matches. But it is the former who progressed to the quarter-finals with a reasonably polished seven-wicket victory in Adelaide

849dGeorge Dobell in Adelaide

No point playing if World Cup reduced - Porterfield

William Porterfield, the Ireland captain, has questioned "the point in keeping going" for Associate nations if the ICC does not reverse its decision to cut the next World Cup to 10 teams

849dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

'No choice' Sarfraz comes up trumps

Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq has admitted Sarfraz Ahmed was only returned to his side's plans for the tournament as the very last resort

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Sarfraz Ahmed guides Pakistan into quarters

Sarfraz Ahmed scored his maiden ODI hundred to steer Pakistan into the Quarter-finals, by comfortably beating their Irish opponents by seven wickets in Adelaide on Sunday.

849dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Pakistan's death bowlers step up again

At one stage Ireland seemed poised to set Pakistan a target in the region of 270, but Misbah-ul-Haq attacked with his fast bowlers to keep them down to far less

849dGeorge Dobell and Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Mooney has a sore throat

Plays of the day from the Group B match between Ireland and Pakistan in Adelaide

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Pakistan v Ireland - #BendTheRules Moments

The innings which Sarfraz Ahmed played against Ireland, on Sunday, steered Pakistan into the Quarter-finals, by comfortably beating their Irish opponents by seven wickets in Adelaide.

849dDaniel Brettig

Misbah puts bowlers on the attack

On the eve of Pakistan's final group game against Ireland, the captain Misbah-ul-Haq roused his bowlers to be more aggressive

849dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Already proven we belong - Porterfield

Ireland's captain William Porterfield has been taking issue with the "accepted norms" of the cricket hierarchy for most of this World Cup, and found no reason to change tack on the eve of the match that will decide whether or not his team progress into th

Not good chasing


Pakistan's win-loss record in the last-ten ODIs when they have chased. Their record in last-ten chases in the World Cup is 3-7.

Slow off the blocks


William Porterfield's strike rate in this World Cup - the lowest among openers who have scored at least 100 runs

Better against lefties


Wahab Riaz's bowling average against left-handers, he's taken 28 wickets against them. Against right-handers he's taken 44 at 33.84.

Distant past


Wkts Shahid Afridi took in the last World Cup, at an average of 12.85 apiece. He's taken 2 at 107.00 in this one, before this match.

Captain's best


The previous highest by an associate-member captain in the World Cup. Porterfield has gone past that.



Pakistan's eco in the batting Powerplays in this World Cup before this game - the best. New Zealand are a distant second with an eco of 5.43.

First captain


Number of captains from the associate-member teams to hit a World Cup hundred before Porterfield in this match. He is the first one.

Pakistan's super bowling


Runs scored by Ireland in the last 10 overs, for the loss of five wickets

A comfortable chase?


Pakistan's win-loss record when chasing targets between 225 and 250 since the 2011 World Cup

Openers step up, at last


The total runs added by Pakistan's opening partnerships in their five previous matches in the World Cup