by Gilbert Keith
" the only question was if there would be an icing with centuries to both. They weren’t to be. Stirling fell eight short, Joyce 16, but ever the scrapper, Niall O’Brien made sure there were no major stutters with an unbeaten 79 off 60. The biggest icing, though, was that of the five successful chases of 300 in all World Cups, three have been delivered by Ireland, two of them against Test nations. Still want to keep them out?"