Kevin O'Brien scored Ireland's maiden Test century in their first-ever Test against Pakistan.
Imam-ul-Haq, the nephew of selection chief and former Test batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq, saw the tourists to victory with a total of 160 for five.
An unbeaten hundred from Dinesh Chandimal followed by a five-wicket haul from Dasun Shanaka helped Sri Lanka defeat Ireland by 76 runs in a rain-curtailed match at Dublin
Kevin O'Brien was found to have breached the section of the International Cricket Council's code of conduct relating to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision" when he bowled a wide in the 48th over of the UAE innings.
Ireland are third in Pool B and well-placed for a quarter-final spot, although they still have to face South Africa, Zimbabwe, defending champions India and Pakistan.
Pakistan could manage only a tie in the first one-day international against Ireland at a bitterly cold Clontarf on Thursday after Kevin O'Brien hit the last ball of the match for four.
Having lost to Australia in their World Twenty20 opener, West Indies would not have the luxury of experimenting against Ireland here on Monday, as they need a win at any cost to book a berth in the Super Eight stage.
Languishing at the bottom half of the ranking table, Australia would like to start their World Twenty20 campaign on a positive note when they take on "giant killers" Ireland in their tournament opener here on Wednesday.
Born almost a year after the Indian cricket team lifted the 1983 World Cup, Ireland allrounder Kevin O'Brien said it was Kapil Dev whom he had always looked up to as a budding cricketer.
Marlon Samuels, the West Indies allrounder, has been signed up by Pune Warriors for the next two years. Samuels becomes the first player to be bought this year by the Warriors, who had originally boycotted the auction on February 4, but were eventually granted an extended window for trading till February 29.
Ireland's Kevin O'Brien will hope for more good news from Bangalore when the Indian Premier League players' auction takes place in the southern Indian city on Saturday.
Ireland's stunning performance against England and a formidable fight versus hosts India have helped the side climb to the 10th position in the Reliance ICC ODI Championship table.
It's not just the Australias and South Africas that teams are wary of any longer. Ireland are the new menace and even the biggest of teams are not taking them lightly. India are no different. Below are the men who could be the difference in their side's fortunes in the India-Ireland clash.
Indian bowlers' listless show in the first two World Cup games might have attracted criticism but they have enough firepower to run through any batting line-up, said Ireland's big-hitting all-rounder Kevin O' Brien.
With the fastest World Cup hundred under his belt, Ireland batsman Kevin O'Brien is now hoping to catch the attention of an Indian Premier League franchise for a lucrative stint in the Twenty20 league.
A disappointed England captain Andrew Strauss on Wednesday blamed poor bowling and fielding for his side's three-wicket loss at the hands of Ireland here and said they will have to quickly address the chinks if they want to go the distance in the cricket World Cup.
Statistical highlights of the cricket World Cup match between England and Ireland on Wednesday.
Kevin O'Brien smashed the fastest century in World Cup history off just 50 balls against England on Wednesday as Ireland recorded their greatest win on cricket's biggest stage.