Sun | Dec 16, 2018

Saved by the rain... West Indies through to ICC Cricket World Cup after Scots match interrupted

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 10:40 AM
Chris Gayle went without scoring

The West Indies are through to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup after rain helped them to a five-wicket win over Scotland via the Duckworth/Lewis method.

Scotland, replying to the West Indies at the Harare Sports Club reached 125/5 in 32.5 overs when rains came.

Batting first, the Caribbean boys scored 198 all out in 48.4 overs with Evin Lewis, 66 from 87 balls and Marlon Samuels, who slammed 51 off 98 deliveries saving what was otherwise a miserable batting display. 

Safyaan Sharif, 3-27 and Brad Wheal, 3-34 got the wickets for the Scots. 

George Munsey was not out on 31 when the skies opened up, while Richie Berrington made 33 for Scotland, in their interrupted reply.

Kemar Roach and Ashley Nurse both picked up a pair of wickets for the Windies, who have not only booked a spot in the final of the Cricket World Cup qualifier title decider, but more importantly, will be among the teams at next year’s Cricket World Cup in England.

West Indies - 198 all out (48.4 overs)
Scotland - 125/5 (32.5 overs)

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