Despite some fantastic performances along the way, Ireland have become the third and final home nation to be knocked out of the Cricket World Cup. Their exit also means that no northern hemisphere side will be competing in the quarter-finals of the competition.
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A century from Sarfraz Ahmed helped Pakistan to a seven-wicket win in Adelaide, and consigned William Porterfield’s men to fifth place in Pool B, meaning they will miss out on the last eight on net run rate.
Their agonising defeat means that they will be following both England and Scotland out of the tournament. However, they have won a lot more fans with their performances than Eoin Morgan’s men.
Victories over test-playing nations West Indies, and Zimbabwe had guided Ireland to their brink of the next phase, making today’s defeat all the more devastating.
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