Ahmad Shahzad-Sarfaraz Ahmed
Ahmad Shahzad and Sarfaraz Ahmed played a crucial role in helping Pakistan seal a victory over IrelandGetty

Pakistan will stay in Adelaide after their latest victory over Ireland in the last Group B clash of the 2015 ICC World Cup on Sunday.

The victory has seen the Asian side qualify for the quarter finals as they ended up on the table with eight points from six matches. They will now face co-hosts Australia in the knockout out stage at the same venue.

After winning the toss, William Porterfield elected to bat first and his decision to do so paid off. He was the star player for his side and went on to score his first World Cup century, before being dismissed on 107.

A good bowling attack from Pakistan in the death overs, while picking up wickets regularly helped Pakistan restrict Ireland to under 250 runs. Wahab Riaz was the star player with the ball, picking up three wickets.

Ireland were bowled out for 237 runs and in reply, Pakistan chased it down comfortably. Sarfraz Ahemd's unbeaten knock and his maiden century, he is also the first Pakistani player to a have scored a hundred in the 2015 World Cup, helped his side win the match by seven wickets.

Chasing the target, openers Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad put on a brilliant opening wicket partnership of 120 runs before the latter was dismissed on 63 runs. Pakistan had a scare, following Haris Sohail's dismissal, after he was run out after scoring three runs.

Misbah-ul-Haq ensured there were no hiccups from thereon and his quick knock of 39 put Pakistan in a comfortable position. It was Sarfraz's impressive performance with the bat that helped Pakistan finally seal a win in the crucial fixture.

With the win, they became the eighth team to qualify for the quarter finals of the World Cup. Sarfraz was named man of the match for his unbeaten knock of 101. Ireland were the last European team to have been knocked out of the World Cup.