Afghanistan, Eire and the United Arab Emirates reached the Tremendous Six stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 in contrasting types on the ultimate day of the group matches on Monday to hitch defending champions Scotland, two-time former world champions the Windies and hosts Zimbabwe.In Group A, the Windies beat the Netherlands by 54 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Methodology after they scored 310 for six in 48 overs after which left the Netherlands struggling at 167 for six in 28.Four overs in entrance of broadcast cameras to place the ICC World Cricket League Championship winners out of the Tremendous Six race. Eire prolonged their unbeaten run towards the United Arab Emirates to 6 matches after they received by 226 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Methodology however the Asian facet nonetheless progressed with two wins as in comparison with the Netherlands’ one win, whereas in Group B, Nepal did an enormous favour to Afghanistan after they beat Hong Kong by 5 wickets which meant Afghanistan moved on owing to a greater internet run-rate regardless of shedding their first three matches.
Within the last Group B fixture, Zimbabwe stretched their unbeaten run to 28 matches within the historical past of the match after they tied their final match towards Scotland on the Queens Sports activities Membership. Chasing 211 for victory, Scotland had the sport in hand after they wanted two runs to win off seven balls with two wickets left. However they misplaced each their remaining wickets for one run as each the edges completed on 210.
Monday’s outcomes imply the Windies will carry most 4 factors within the Tremendous Six stage, Eire two and the UAE zero, whereas Zimbabwe and Scotland will carry ahead three factors apiece and Afghanistan none. The edges may even retain their pre-event group seeding within the Tremendous Six stage, whose fixtures which had been finalised after minor adjustments and following the Occasion Technical Committee’s approval.
Following the conclusion of the group matches, Scotland and the UAE have retained their ODI standing for the following 4 years till 2022, whereas the third Affiliate Member workforce to maintain the ODI standing might be confirmed following the seventh to tenth place play-offs. The Netherlands have already certified for the brand new 13-team ODI League commencing in 2020.
On the Previous Hararians, captain William Porterfield and Paul Stirling bettered their opening partnership file as Eire rattled 313 for six in 44 overs towards the UAE. The 2 batsmen placed on 205 runs after being despatched in to bat, enhancing their 177-run stand in the course of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 towards the Netherlands in Kolkata.
Porterfield missed his 12th profession century by eight runs when he was dismissed for 92 from 103 balls with 10 fours and two sixes, however 27-year-old Stirling notched up his seventh profession century and first towards the UAE when he was dismissed after scoring 126. His blistering innings included 15 fours and 5 sixes from 117 balls.
Kevin O’Brien then hit a quick-fire 26-ball 50 not out with seven fours and a six as Eire completed at 313 for six from their 50 overs.
The UAE, of their flip, collapsed like a home of playing cards towards Boyd Rankin, when the lanky quick bowler returned figures of 6-2-15-Four because the facet from the Sheikhdom was dismissed for 91 in 29.Three overs. Off-spinner Simi Singh completed with three for 15, his greatest bowling in 5 ODIs.
The tempo and spin mixture of Safyaan Sharif and Michael Leask recorded career-best figures of 5 for 33 and 4 for 37, respectively, as Zimbabwe had been bowled out for 210 in 46.Four overs with Craig Ervine scoring 57 and Brendan Taylor scoring 44.
Scotland had been cruising at 145 for 4 earlier than they slipped to 173 for eight. Nevertheless, Leask and Mark Watt (17) carried them to 209 for eight when Watt fell to Tendai Chatara off the final ball of the 48th over. Blessing Muzarabani began the ultimate over with a large that tied the scores earlier than accounting for last-man Brad Wheal with Leask stranded at 28.
Captain Graeme Cremer (three for 23) and Tendai Chisoro (three for 42) shared the wickets to convey Zimbabwe again within the match, which at one stage seemed firmly in Scotland’s management.
Scotland’s Richie Berrington later mentioned: “Unbelievable recreation of cricket, ultimately it went all the best way to the dying. Fairly thrilling stuff!
“Clearly, from our viewpoint it’s disappointing to get in that place, so shut and never recover from the road, clearly although we’ll take some extent from it Shedding a number of wickets early, George and myself managed to get a partnership going however clearly disenchanted to not go on a bit longer and see it via in the direction of the tip.”
The Windies rode on half-centuries from Evin Lewis (84), Marlon Samuels (73 not out) and Rovman Powell (52), in addition to Chris Gayle’s 31-ball 46 with 5 sixes and two fours to put up 309 for six in 48 overs.
The Netherlands had a poor begin after they had been lowered to 29 for 2 earlier than they recovered to 142 for 2 after which had been 167 for six in 28.Four overs when rain prevented any additional play on the Harare Sports activities Membership. Ryan ten Doeschate was the highest scorer with 67 not out, whereas opener Wesley Barresi scored 64.
An unfinished 89-run sixth wicket partnership between Rohit Paudel (48 not out) and Sompal Kami (37 not out) ousted Hong Kong from the Tremendous Six rivalry and put Afghanistan in as Nepal chased down a 154-run goal for the lack of 5 wickets with greater than 9 overs to spare.
Had Hong Kong received the match, they might have progressed to the Tremendous Six, however the consequence meant Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Nepal had been tied on one win apiece with Afghanistan marching on because of a superior internet run-rate.
Scores in short (Video games involving the Netherlands and Nepal might be categorized as Record-A matches as the 2 sides don’t have ODI standing coming into this match):
Windies beat the Netherlands by 54 runs (Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Methodology), Harare Sports activities Membership (Group A)
Windies 309-6, 48 overs (Evin Lewis 84, Marlon Samuels 73 not out, Rovaman Powell 52, Chris Gayle 46; Roelof van der Merwe 2-46, Paul van Meekeren 2-37, Peter Borren 2-55)
The Netherlands 167-6, 28.Four overs (Ryan ten Doeschate 67 not out, Wesley Barresi 64)
Participant of the match – Evin Lewis (Windies)
Eire beat the United Arab Emirates by 226 runs (revised goal 318 runs in 44 overs), Previous Hararians (Group A)
Eire 313-6, 44 overs (Paul Stirling 126, William Porterfield 92, Kevin O’Brien 50 not out; Mohammad Naveed Three-84, Imran Haider 2-73)
UAE 91 all out, 29.Three overs (Boyd Rankin Four-15, Simi Singh Three-15, Barry McCarthy 2-26)
Participant of the match – Paul Stirling (Eire)
Nepal beat Hong Kong by 5 wickets, Bulawayo Athletic Membership, (Group B)
Hong Kong 153 all out, 48.2 overs (Nizakat Khan 47, Ehsan Khan 21, Babar Hayat 20; Sandeep Lamichhane Three-17, Basant Regmi 2-20, Karan KC 2-35)
Nepal 155-5, 40.Four overs (Rohit Paudel 48 not out, Sompal Kami 37 not out; Ehsan Khan 2-34, Aizaz Khan 2-40)
Participant of the match – Rohit Kumar (Nepal)
Scotland v Zimbabwe match tied, Queens Sports activities Membership (Group B)
Zimbabwe 210 all out, 46.Four overs (Craig Ervine 57, Brendan Taylor 44, Solomon Mire 35; Safyaan Sharif 5-33, Michael Leask Four-37)
Scotland 210 all out, 49.1 overs (Richie Berrington 47, Kyle Coetzer 39, George Munsey 29, Michael Leask 28 not out,; Graeme Cremer Three-23, Tendai Chisoro Three-42)
Participant of the match – Safyaan Sharif (Scotland)
First Printed: March 13, 2018, 12:00 AM IST