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Kevin O’Brien

Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien, Tim Murtagh storm into top 100

Kevin O’Brien, the 34-year-old Ireland all-rounder, has not only broken into the top 100 in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings for batsmen, but gone all the way up to joint No.66 following his heroics in his country’s maiden Test match. Ireland’s historic foray into Test cricket ended in a five-wicket defeat, but more than one Irish cricketer proved that they belonged at the highest level. None more so than O’Brien, who hit the most runs for the team both times of asking – 40 and 118. The century in the second innings…

Historic O’Brien hundred fuels Ireland comeback against Pakistan

DUBLIN: Ireland fought back during the second half of day four of their first ever Test match after a historic, career-defining century from Kevin O'Brien rescued the hosts from the brink. The red-haired veteran put on 114 runs with Stuart Thompson to not only make Pakistan bat again but also throw open a wealth of possibilities on the final day at Malahide. The home side recovered from 157/6 to end day four on 319/7, with a lead of 139 runs and three wickets remaining. This Test saw Ireland launch an exciting new…