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# master blasters
World Twenty 20 Final: Flamboyant Windies aim to blast past tricky Sri Lankans
While the tournament hosts have fought tenaciously to reach the final, the West Indies’ flair has certainly won over the neutrals.
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Report: End of the line for Ireland as West Indies enter next round in World T20
Ireland made 129-6 in their 19 overs before heavy rain prevented the West Indies from starting their innings.
McCullum makes history on the double against Bangladesh
New Zealand batsman looks like setting the T20 Cricket World Cup on fire.
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Australian great Hayden quits cricket
The veteran opener, who scored more than 8,500 Test runs, won’t play in Australia’s Big Bash League this season.
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Irish quartet top cricket award shortlist
Ireland’s cricketers dominate the shortlist for this year’s ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year Award.
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Cricket: Proteas top rankings after Lord's win
South Africa needed only a draw to replace England as the sport’s top team.
Ton up: Laxman brings career to an end
The veteran of 17 test centuries for India has stepped aside ‘to give youngsters a chance’.
# fine margins
Twenty20: Porterfield laments narrow defeat
Despite a one run loss, the batsman vowed that Ireland would come out swinging this afternoon.
# i love it
Windfall: Irish Cricket given $1.5M budget increase
The International Cricket Council has approved the cash injection for both Ireland and Scotland across the next three years.
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We love it... here's the confirmed schedule for this summer's Ashes series
Australia begin the tour with four-day warm-up matches against Somerset and Worcestershire before the first Test begins at Trent Bridge on 14 July.
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Codebreaker: Former cricketer Adam Hollioake takes up cage-fighting
The former England international is the latest sports star to forge a mixed martial arts career.
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Cash money: RSA extend Cricket Ireland sponsorship until 2015
RSA Ireland and Cricket Ireland have announced a “significant” expansion of their sponsorship agreement until 2015.
# FF
Follow Friday: It's George Dockrell
Every Friday we point you in the right direction for some of the most interesting sportsmen on the Twitter.
# Safe passage
Hit for six! Ireland ease past Oman to set up Canada date
Ireland beat Oman by 44 runs in Abu Dhabi this morning to guarantee a second-place finish in their World T20 qualification group.
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Five on the bounce for Ireland with defeat of Uganda
The Irish earn a play-off place with an impressive win over lowly Uganda.
# Cricket
Momentum: Ireland win again on Twenty20 trail
Ireland left it late, but narrowly scraped past Italy by two wickets with two balls to spare.
# i love it
165 years later, cricket returns to Durrow
To mark the rediscovery of a journal which documented the long extinct cricket club, the Laois town hosted a cricket roadshow.
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That's not cricket: Eoin Morgan dropped for England's Sri Lanka series
The Irishman “has got some work to do,” says coach Andy Flower.
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Drama in Mombasa: Ireland hang on to beat Kenya by 2 runs
Ireland completed a 3-0 series whitewash in their final Twenty20 test against Kenya this afternoon.
# Bowled Over
Joyce leads Ireland to comfortable win over Kenya
Ireland strengthened their claims for a place at the 2015 Cricket World Cup with a 117-run win against Kenya this morning.
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McCann and Sorensen called into Ireland squad for World T20 qualifiers
Ireland have named a familiar-looking squad for next month’s World Twenty20 qualifying tournament in the United Arab Emirates.
# Tense
Howzat for drama? Ireland's cricketers hang on against Kenya
Ireland have beaten Kenya by just ten runs after two days of their Intercontinental Cup match in Mombasa.
# what a catch
Watch: Ballboy makes amazing catch during Federer-Nadal match
The 14-year-old reflexively made the one-handed catch during the Australian Open semi-final.
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I lost £288k in one night spread-betting on cricket, admits Didi Hamann
Anfield favourite says he battled alcohol and gambling problems in the wake of his marriage break-up.
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WATCH: Is this the best cricket catch ever?
Teamwork works, as cricketers Bevan Small and Michael Mason showed in style last week.
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WATCH: 82-year-old former Australian PM delights cricket crowd - by downing a beer
Meet Bob Hawke, man of the people.
# erase and rewind
The sporting year in review: March
Howzat?! It was the month the country tried to understand cricket while the rugby lads beat England and Stephen Ireland opened his mouth again.
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England defeat valiant Irish by 11 runs
Kevin O’Brien and co lost out to their English opponents in a game that was heavily disrupted by rain delays.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
Here’s what you need to know before you leave the house – apart from where your keys are.
# Cricket
How one England cricketer was out... and then not out
You wouldn’t see this in Croke Park – but was India’s captain right to invite Ian Bell back into the fray?
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Ireland's games with Namibia to go ahead as planned
Visitors should land in Belfast on Saturday despite visa concerns.
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Cricket chief Deutrom expresses 'relief' at World Cup decision reversal
Warren Deutrom of Cricket Ireland has told The Score that the serious business of qualifying for the 2015 Cricket World Cup starts now.
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Fresh hope for Irish as cricket officials recommend World Cup qualifiers
Officials hand non-associates’ hopes a boost with plans to recommend new qualifiers but Cricket Ireland chief isn’t getting carried away.
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WATCH: Chris Gayle scores 36 runs - in a single over
West Indies batsman records the highest single-over total in Twenty20 Cricket.
ICC will reconsider decision to exclude Ireland from 2015 World Cup
Lobbying by Ireland and other associate nations forces cricket’s governing body to think again.
Top sports lawyer feels Cricket Ireland have grounds for World Cup legal action
ICC’s decision likely to be seen as “one that goes against the principles and objectives of the ICC’s global development programme,” says Andrew Nixon.
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Ireland vs South Africa: As it happened
South Africa beat Ireland by 131 runs in this morning’s penultimate Group B encounter in Kolkata.
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De Villiers in race for fitness ahead of Ireland showdown
In-form wicket-keeper recovering with a bad back.
As it happened: Ireland v West Indies
Join us for all the latest from Mohali as Ireland chase the Windies.