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'Kevin, Gary were great' - Porterfield

Ireland captain William Porterfield was pleased with the fight shown by the side's lower order in their two-wicket win over UAE in Brisbane

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'Was confident we'd pull it off' - Wilson

Ireland batsman Gary Wilson on the team's fighting win against UAE in Brisbane and their morale in the World Cup

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'O'Brien's drop cost us' - Amjad

UAE bowler Amjad Javed talks about the key moments in his side's two-wicket loss to Ireland, and the experience of playing in a World Cup

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'Ireland will be targeting us' - Khan

UAE vice captain says that fellow associate team Ireland will be looking to make it two wins from two in the World Cup.

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Frustrating to see 10 teams in next World Cup - Porterfield

Ireland captain William Porterfield says his side has played nine ODIs against Full Member nations in the four years before the World Cup, which he finds unacceptable

  • 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

  • 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

  • Anwar's star shines brightly

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

  • Anwar's record day in vain

    Stats highlights from Ireland's narrow victory over the UAE

  • Gary Wilson guides Ireland to a narrow win over UAE

    Gary Wilson anchored Ireland's chase to help them narrowly beat a resolute United Arab Emirates by two wickets in their World Cup 2015 Group B match played in Brisbane on Wednesday.

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.