BRISBANE: Five match facts for Wednesday’s World Cup Pool B game between Ireland and the United Arab Emirates at the Gabba (13:30 local/03:30 GMT):
Ireland’s win against West Indies made their overall one-day international record a positive one — they have won 42 matches and lost 41.
Ed Joyce needs 33 runs to become the sixth player to score 1,000 ODI runs for Ireland.
John Mooney is 94 runs short of the landmark.
After scoring 56 runs in his first five World Cup innings, Paul Stirling has hit 193 runs in his last two innings, from 156 balls.
Three of the four lowest completed ODI first innings totals in Australia in the last five years have come at Brisbane.
The last eight toss-winners in ODIs at Brisbane have elected to bat first — the last three have all gone on to lose.