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Ireland will play Pakistan in a two-match ODI series in May this year

Ireland have included uncapped Strabane batsman Niall McDonnell in their 14-man squad to play Pakistan in two One-Day Internationals later this month.

Experienced batsman Misbah-ul-Haq will take over the captaincy of the Pakistan One-Day International team when they play two matches against Ireland later this month.

The minnows clash between Ireland and Netherlands at Kolkata saw two superb centuries in what was a high scoring contest.

South Africa became the fifth team to reach the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, comprehensively ending Ireland's hopes and ramping up the survival pressure on illness-hit England.

India's iconic stadium Eden Gardens hosted its first World Cup match on Tuesday when South Africa took on Ireland in a bid to qualify for the quarterfinals. The Proteas' skipper Graeme Smith, however, lost the toss and was put in to bat on a lively pitch in humid Kolkata, with rain forecast later in the evening.

Ireland face South Africa in the 33rd match of the World Cup at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. A win here will take South Africa to the top of the Group B standings.

A Kieron Pollard-inspired West Indies stifled a brave fightback by Ireland on Friday to win by 44 runs and put one foot in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Smith hit a 133-ball 107 and Pollard belted eight fours and five sixes to frustrate the Irish who won the toss and put the Caribbean side in to bat on an easy-paced track at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.