Highlights, ICC World Cup 2018 Qualifier, West Indies vs Scotland: Windies Qualify For The 2019 Cricket World Cup
Highlights, ICC World Cup 2018 Qualifier Super Sixes, West Indies vs Scotland: West Indies beat Scotland by five runs (DLS) to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.
West Indies beat Scotland by five runs (DLS) in the ICC World Cup qualifiers Super Sixes match at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday to qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Opting to bowl after winning the toss, Scotland struck early as Chris Gayle departed for a first-ball duck. West Indies were two down in the first three overs as the Scottish bowling department looked in fine form. However, Marlon Samuels (51) and Evin Lewis (66) steadied the West Indies innings, stitching together a 121-run partnership. The partnership were broken by Bradley Wheal in the 30th over. Following which, Windies continued to lose wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 198 in 48.4 overs. (Scorecard)
In reply, Scotland also lost Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross early in pursuit of 199. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Scotland kept the required run-rate in check by taking singles and doubles and kept the scoreboard ticking. The partnership between Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington seemed threatening as they were settled in the middle and were timing the ball well, negating the West Indies' bowlers' chance to take wickets.
However, Ashley Nurse picked up a brilliant catch off his own bowling to dismiss MacLeod, which gave the Windies a fighting chance. The Jason Holder-led team's chances doubled when Nurse struck again to send another set batsman, Richie Brrington, back in the hut for 32.
Geroge Munsey played his heart out, scoring 32 off 52 balls, and tried his best to take his team over the victory line. However, rain played spoil sport as the game was stopped in the 36th over, declaring West Indies the winner as they were ahead by 5 runs on Duckworth-Lewis par score.
Soon Scotland's dream of qualifying for the 2019 mega-event was crushed as the umpire's called off the match due to incessant rain, which led the Windies to qualify for the mega-event.
With the qualifying done and dusted, West Indies will look to improve their fielding that let them down in the match against Scotland. Poor, lazy and lack of concentration during fielding is one of the many areas that the team has to address, not forgetting the two dropped chances -- one in the slips and the other one by the keeper.
Highlights of ICC World Cup 2018 Qualifier Super Sixes match between West Indies and Scotland straight from Harare Sports Club, Harare
20:20 IST: Match abandoned due to rain. West Indies beat Scotland by 5 runs (DLS method) to qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
19:38 IST: West Indies are five runs ahead Scotland according to the DLS par score.
19:34 IST: The rain seems to have gotten heavier. And the umpires are calling for the covers and the players are walking off the field.
19:30 IST: FOUR! Short delivery from Jason Holder, Leask, the new man in, pulls and top-edges the ball over the keeper's head and the ball rolls away to the boundary ropes.
19:18 IST: OUT! Richie Berrington departs for 33, Ashley Nurse gets his second. Scotland, 105/5 in 31.4 overs, need 94 more runs to win.
19:10 IST: Scotland 102/4 (Richie Berrington 33*, George Munsey 24*) in 30 overs.
19:02 IST: FOUR! Munsey clobbers Nurse for two boundaries in the same over. Big over for Scotland, they score 9 runs. Scotland need more 101 runs to win.
18:57 IST: FOUR! Back of a length outside off from Barthwaite, Munsey gets on top of the bounce and punches it firmly off the back foot.
18:55 IST: FOUR! Brathwaite bowls a half-volley and Berrington drives the ball beautifully.
18:50 IST: Scotland 74/4 (Richie Berrington 24*, George Munsey 5*) in 25 overs.
18:44 IST: FOUR! George Munsey, the new man in, edges the ball past the keeper for a boundary. The absence of slip fielder have cost West Indies another wicket.
18:43 IST: OUT! Nurse bowled a tossed up delivery, MacLeod drives the ball straight to Nurse, who times his drive perfectly to take a stunning catch.
18:40 IST: Scotland 62/3 (Richie Berrington 20*, Calum MacLeod 18*) in 20 overs
18:19 IST: Four! Keemo Paul slams Berrington over square leg for a boundary.
18:15 IST: FOUR! MacLeod slams Brathwaite for a boundary. However, sloppy fielding from Samuels cost his team four runs.
18:12 IST: Scotland 35/3 (Richie Berrington 12*, Calum MacLeod 9*) in 15 overs
18:04 IST: FOUR! Brathwaite bowls a half-volley and Berrington reaches out and drives the ball through covers for a much-needed boundary.
17:58 IST: Scotland have scored just 10 runs in their last five overs.
17:50 IST: Scotland 35/3 (Richie Berrington 5*, Calum MacLeod 8*) in 10 overs.
17:42 IST: FOUR! Roach strays down the leg-side, Berrington just gets enough bat on it and the ball runs down the fine-leg boundary.
17:32 IST: OUT! Kemar Roach gets his second as Michael Jones departs. Short delivery from Roach, Jones pulls the ball straight to fielder at fine-leg.
17:27 IST: Scotland 18/2 (Michael Jones 9*, Calum MacLeod 1*) in 5 overs vs West Indies; need 181 more runs to win.
17:22 IST: Calum MacLeod, right handed bat, is the new man in.
17:20 IST: OUT! Jason Holder castles Matthew Cross. Scotland 12/2 in 3.4 overs.
17:16 IST: FOUR! Michael Jones, the man in, stands tall and punches the wide delivery for a boundary past the fielder at point.
17:12 IST: OUT! Kemar Roach strike early, Kyle Coetzer departs for just two runs. Windies have an early wicket.
17:06 IST: West Indies start with a maiden over.
17:00 IST: Welcome back to Scotland's chase. Matthew Cross and Coetzer are at the crease. Kemar Roach is opening the bowling for West Indies.
16:34 IST: West Indies 198 (Marlon Samuels 51, Evin Lewis 66; Safyaan Sharif 3/27) in 48.4 overs.
Scotland need 199 runs to reach #CWC19!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) March 21, 2018
A fantastic bowling display led by @Safyaan50's 3/27 has West Indies all out for 198!
Will they do it?#WIvSCO LIVE https://t.co/8Kvhn0QfWD pic.twitter.com/hO86VUAZJX
16:30 IST: OUT! Bradley Wheal dismisses Carlos Brathwaite for 24. West Indies 198/9 in 48.2 overs.
16:23 IST: FOUR! Keemo Paul, edges the ball past the keeper for a much-needed boundary.
16:20 IST: OUT! Richie Berrington gets his first, Ashley Nurse departs for 5. West Indies 184/8 in 45.4 overs
16:15 IST: West Indies 182/7 (Ashley Nurse 4*, Carlos Brathwaite 15*) in 45 overs.
16:10 IST: OUT! Safyaan Sharif gets his third as he castles Rovman Powell for 15. West Indies 176/7 in 43.5 overs.
16:00 IST: SIX! Leask bowls right into Brathwaite's slot and he muscles the ball for a gigantic maximum over long-on and the ball is out of the stadium.
15:54 IST: Last ten overs to go. Can West Indies put on board a competitive total?
15:50 IST: OUT!! Alasdair Evans dismisses Jason Holder for 12. West Indies 158/6 in 39.3 overs
Big wicket! The captain has to go looking to pull Evans and is caught by MacLeod. Brathwaite in, West Indies 158/6 in the 40th. pic.twitter.com/grVddAf5wn— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) March 21, 2018
15:45 IST: Rovman Powell and Jason Holder are currently dealing in singles and doubles.
15:35 IST: West Indies 142/5 (Rovman Powell 5*, Jason Holder 2*) in 35 overs.
15:31 IST: Rovman Powell is the new man in and he carefully defends the ball to deny Leask a hat-trick.
Edged but goes away for 2 as Powell negotiates the hat-trick ball.— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) March 21, 2018
15:28 IST: OUT! Michael Leask is on fire! Two wickets in two balls. West Indies in big, big trouble. Leask is on a hat-trick.
15:27 IST: Jason Holder is the new man in.
15:26 IST: OUT!! Leask gets the big wicket of Samuels. West Indies 135/4 in 33.4 overs.
15:23 IST: Drinks!!
15:20 IST: Marlon Samuels scores his 30th ODI fifty. West Indies 133/3 in 32.4 overs.
15:15 IST: Four! Berrington bowls full on pads, Samuels guides the ball very fine past the keeper. He is on 49*.
15:11 IST: Shimron Hetmyer is the new batsman in.
15:10 IST: OUT! Bradley Wheal gets the important breakthrough, traps Evin Lewis for 55 in front of the wicket. West Indies 123/3 in 30.3 overs.
15:07 IST: West Indies 118/2 (Marlon Samuels 42*, Evin Lewis 62*) in 30 overs.
15:00 IST: Evin Lewis and Marlon Samuels are stitching together a big partnership at the moment. Lewis has scored his half-century and Samuels is edging closer to his fifty. With not many boundaries coming for West Indies, both the batsmen are taking singles and doubles to keep the scoreboard ticking.
14:48 IST: 100-run partnership comes up between Lewis and Samuels. Both the batsmen steadied the innings brilliantly and kept the scoreboard ticking with singles and doubles and occasional boundaries.
14:47 IST: 100 comes up for West Indies in the 25th over.
14:40 IST: Evin Lewis scores his third half century. West Indies 95/2 in 22.4 overs vs Scotland.
14:32 IST: FOUR! Fuller ball down leg, easy for Lewis who finds the gap on the sweep to the fine leg fence area. Lewis is edging closer to his fifty.
14:28 IST: Four!! Soles bowls a slower delivery around middle and off, Samuels looking to drive, manages to get a thick edge past the keeper for a boundary.
14:26 IST: Michael Leask concedes just four runs in his first over.
14:24 IST: Michael Leask, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
14:20 IST: Flighted delivery from Soles, Samuels drives the ball powerfully off the front foot but the ball hits his partners Lewis at the non-strikers end. The physio is out to attend to Lewis. His mates in the dressing room are in splits, only the West Indians can see the humor in this.
14:13 IST: SIX! Back-to-back maximums from Lewis off Evans. Lewis is taking the attack to the opposition.
14:12 IST: Four! Short delivery from Evans and Lewis pulls it handsomely for a boundary. 100-run partnership comes up between Lewis and Samuels.
Marlon Samuels and Evin Lewis have a 50 run partnership, building the West Indies recovery from two wickets in the opening three overs. After 16 overs, Windies are 64/2.#WIvSCO LIVE https://t.co/aqWLCpMy5n pic.twitter.com/2FFJdLvdud— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) March 21, 2018
14:10 IST: West Indies 48/2 (Marlon Samuels 19*, Evin Lewis 17*) in 15 overs against Scotland.
14:05 IST: FOUR! Short and outside off, Samuels stands tall and carves the ball over the fielder at covers for a boundary.
14:00 IST: West Indies are just not being able to score runs at will. Scotland are providing any loose deliveries and it seems like they are adamant on qualifying for the World Cup.
13:53 IST: Good start from Tom Sole. concedes just three runs in his first over.
13:51 IST: Tom Sole introduced in the bowling attack.
13:50 IST: West Indies 27/2 (Marlon Samuels 10*, Evin Lewis 13*) in 10 overs against Scotland.
13:40 IST: FOUR! Bradley Wheal bowls short delivery and Samuels drives it through covers for a boundary.
13:35 IST: FOUR! Alasdair Evans bowls short and wide, Evin Lewis rocks back and slaps the through the covers. Much-needed boundary for West Indies.
13:25 IST: West Indies 12/2 (Marlon Samuels 4*, Evin Lewis 7*) in 5 overs against Scotland
13:23 IST: FOUR! Over-pitched delivery from Safyaan Sharif and Evin Lewis drives it through extra-covers for the first boundary of the innings.
13:20 IST: Four overs gone and West Indies are yet to hit a boundary. Scotland have been brilliant with their bowling, the line and length kept intact.
13:13 IST: Marlon Samuels is the new man in.
13:12 IST: OUT!! Safyaan Sharif gets his second victim for a duck AGAIN! Shai Hope looked to run the ball down to the third-man but managed to edge the ball to the keeper for another comfortable catch. Brilliant bowling from Scotland. West Indies 2/2 in 2.1 overs.
13:06 IST: Safyaan Sharif starts off with a wicket maiden. West Indies 0/1 in the first over.
13:01 IST: Shai Hope is the new batsman in.
13:00 IST: OUT!! Scotland strike in the first ball of the match. Sharif bowled around off and the ball seamed away late. Gayle's feet went nowhere as he tried to poke at the ball and he nicked the ball for the wicket-keeper to take an easy catch. Gayle goes for a duck!!
12:59 IST: Safyaan Sharif is opening the bowling attack for Scotland.
12:58 IST: Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis are opening the batting for West Indies.
12:53 IST: Both teams have arrived for the national anthems.
12:45 IST: Paying XIs:
West Indies XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (captain), Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach
Scotland XI: Kyle Coetzer (captain), Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Jones, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, George Munsey, Michael Leask, Safyaan Sharif, Tom Sole, Alasdair Evans, Bradley Wheal
12:35 IST: The stakes are high. A place in the Cricket World Cup 2019 is up for grabs.
12:30 IST: TOSS: Scotland win toss, opt to field against West Indies in Harare
12:25 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live updates from the ICC World Cup Qualifier match between West Indies and Scotland in Harare.
On the other hand, if Afghanistan defeat the UAE on Tuesday, Scotland defeat the Windies on Wednesday and the UAE upset Zimbabwe on Thursday, then the Windies and either Afghanistan or Ireland will finish on equal points and net run-rate will decide which side joins Scotland for the World Cup. In another scenario, if the Windies finish on eight points following a victory over Scotland, Afghanistan defeat the UAE and the UAE upsets Zimbabwe, then the Ireland versus Afghanistan match will be a shoot-out for the second qualifier behind the Windies.