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We'll take one game at a time: Ireland's Gary Wilson

Ireland's Gary Wilson said they would only take one game at a time and look to win four to qualify for the quarterfinals.

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News 26 Feb 2015, 01:28 IST
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Gary Wilson scored a match winning 80 runs against UAE

Brisbane, February 25 (IANS) Adjudged man-of-the-match for his 80-run knock against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter here on Wednesday, Ireland's Gary Wilson said they would only take one game at a time and look to win four to qualify for the quarterfinals. Ireland's win was too close for comfort as they managed to scrape past their opposition total of 278 with only two wickets and four deliveries in hand.

They earlier had upset two-time World Cup champions the West Indies after beating them by 4 wickets.

"We want four wins, all we can do is take each game as it comes," said an elated Wilson at the post match presentation ceremony.

Ireland at one stage were 171 for five in 38.2 overs, before the pair of Kevin O' Brien(50) and Wilson put on a partnership of 72 runs to put Ireland closer to victory. Wilson was the last wicket to fall at 267 after he had scored a swashbuckling 69-ball 80.

“I was confident going out there," Wilson said. "It was obviously closer than we wanted it to be, definitely ... (but) we're two from two, that's all we could ask.

"I've batted a lot with Kev (Kevin), both at the county and the international level, and we dove-tailed well together," added Wilson.

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