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In pictures: While you were asleep there was an Irish party in Nelson

Ireland’s cricketers pulled off another incredible win as they beat West Indies in the World Cup.

OVERNIGHT, IRELAND’S CRICKETERS pulled off another incredible win as they opened their World Cup campaign with a four wicket victory over West Indies.

Nelson, in the north of New Zealand, was turned into a sea of green as the Saxton Oval was taken over by Irish fans.

The result means Ireland now need just two more wins from Pool B to progress to the quarter-finals.

Cometh the hour, cometh the man – John Mooney celebrates hitting the winning runs

John Mooney celebrates hitting the winning runs Source: PHOTOSPORT/Chris Symes/INPHO

George Dockrell starred with the ball and in the field

George Dockrel takes a catch Source: PHOTOSPORT/Chris Symes/INPHO

There was unconfined joy as Ireland pulled off another World Cup giant-killing

George Dockrel celebrates Source: PHOTOSPORT/Chris Symes/INPHO

The team line-up for the national anthem before the game

The Ireland team stand for the National Anthem t Source: PHOTOSPORT/Chris Symes/INPHO

The O’Brien brothers celebrate

Kevin O'Brien celebrates t Source: PHOTOSPORT/Chris Symes/INPHO

Kevin O'Brien celebrates t Source: PHOTOSPORT/Chris Symes/INPHO

Someone had a message for home…

Cricket WCup Ireland West Indies Source: Ross Setford

And there was no shortage of green on show

Cricket WCup Ireland West Indies Source: Ross Setford

Ireland fans at the game Source: PHOTOSPORT/Chris Symes/INPHO

Mooney and O’Brien saw the side over the line

John Mooney and Niall OÕBrien after the winning runs Source: PHOTOSPORT/Chris Symes/INPHO

The Saxton Oval will go down in Irish cricketing history

General view of Saxton Oval Source: PHOTOSPORT/Chris Symes/INPHO

Jamaica, Bangalore and now Nelson – Ireland open World Cup campaign by toppling West Indies

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