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Ex-England bowler Graeme Swann praises Ireland after World Cup upset

Ireland deserved their World Cup win against West Indies, according to former England bowler Graeme Swann.

Former England bowler Graeme Swann has praised Ireland after they pulled off a shock to beat West Indies in their opening World Cup match.

West Indies scored 304 off their 50 overs, but Ireland managed to chase it down through half-centuries from Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce and Niall O'Brien.

Swann told BBC Sport: "Before the game I'm happy to admit I thought Ireland would come up short. I thought West Indies couldn't possibly play as badly as they had in the warm-up games and they'd just be too strong, but from ball one Ireland were the better team.

"Ireland thoroughly deserved the victory."

Ireland next face UAE in Brisbane.

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Ireland's batsman Paul Stirling plays a shot during the Pool B 2015 Cricket World Cup match between Ireland and the West Indies at Saxton Park Oval in Nelson on February 16, 2015
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