Ireland in the Super Eight

The Pakistan cricket team, featuring Inzamam-ul-haq in his final one day international appearance, posted a formidable target of 349 all out from 49.5 overs in difficult circumstances. The Zimbabwe team never looked like getting close and, after a rain delay, with a revised target of 193 from 20 overs saw wickets tumble as they struggled to reach 99 all out from 19.1 overs. The end result is that West Indies and Ireland are guaranteed to progress to the next round, the Super Eight, before willow strikes leather on Friday. WOO-HOO! Ireland go through to the Super Eights! A remarkable achievement by the Irish team. There is a cloud to match the silver lining, however, with the confirmation from the Irish Cricket Union of the sudden death of former President and Chairman, Bob Kerr, 68, at his hotel in Ocho Rios in Jamaica, where he was supporting Ireland at the World Cup.