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Pakistan knock Ireland out of Cricket World Cup

Ireland have been knocked out of the cricket World Cup as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval.

Sarfraz Ahmed's unbeaten 101 condemned the Irish to an early exit despite an impressive showing in Pool B where they won three games. But West Indies' win over the United Arab Emirates gave them a better net run-rate.

Despite William Porterfield's maiden World Cup century, Ireland could only make 237 as they were bowled out in 50 overs and that total failed to trouble the Pakistan batsmen, with Sarfraz and Ahmed Shehzad leading the way with an opening partnership of 120, before Umar Akmal hit the winning runs in the 47th over.