World Cup Qualifier 2018 (Zimbabwe)
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Afghanistan beat West Indies to clinch trophy Afghanistan beat West Indies to clinch trophy ( ) ZZZZ9:07 pmZZZZ
Off-spinner Mujeeb Rahman upstaged Rashid Khan’s world record of fastest to 100 ODI wickets while opener Mohammad Shahzad produced a sparkling half-century as Afghanistan defeated the Windies by seven wickets.
Associates stand tall Associates stand tall ( ) ZZZZ11:03 pmZZZZ
The scrap to gain qualification in the WC2019 is now over and two sides have emerged from the
brutal battle in Zimbabwe.
brutal battle in Zimbabwe.
End of the road for Ireland End of the road for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ9:52 pmZZZZ
Ireland’s World Cup hopes were dashed by Afghanistan who won a tense battle of attrition in Harare to claim the final qualifying slot.
Tom Sole cleared to bowl Tom Sole cleared to bowl ( ) ZZZZ9:11 pmZZZZ
The Event Panel of the World Cup Qualifier has concluded that Tom Sole’s bowling action is legal and the off-spinner can continue bowling in international cricket.
Afghanistan end Ireland's hopes Afghanistan end Ireland's hopes ( ) ZZZZ4:52 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan defeated Ireland by 5 wickets in a tense match to clinch the second qualifying spot for the 2019 World Cup.
UAE beat Zimbabwe to hand lifeline to Afghanistan & Ireland UAE beat Zimbabwe to hand lifeline to Afghanistan & Ireland ( ) ZZZZ10:05 amZZZZ
The United Arab Emirates record their first ODI win over a full member to set up a decider between Ireland and Afghanistan tomorrow.
Rain and umpiring howler denies Scotland World Cup place Rain and umpiring howler denies Scotland World Cup place ( ) ZZZZ9:06 amZZZZ
Rain came to the rescue of the Windies, who qualified for the World Cup after defeating defending champions Scotland by five runs on the DLS Method in a Super Six fixture at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.
Rashid spins Afghanistan to victory Rashid spins Afghanistan to victory ( ) ZZZZ7:59 amZZZZ
Rashid Khan, the world’s number-one ranked bowler, took a big leap towards becoming the quickest bowler to 100 ODI wickets when he took his fourth five-wicket haul as Afghanistan overcame a top-order batting collapse to prevail over UAE.
Taylor century not enough as Zimbabwe lose for first time Taylor century not enough as Zimbabwe lose for first time ( ) ZZZZ10:37 amZZZZ
The West Indies inflict Zimbabwe's first ever World Cup Qualifier defeat.
Balbirnie century keeps Irish dream alive Balbirnie century keeps Irish dream alive ( ) ZZZZ9:16 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie’s fourth international century helped Ireland keep alive their World Cup qualification hopes with a 25-run win against Scotland.
Ireland's hopes hanging by a thread Ireland's hopes hanging by a thread ( ) ZZZZ9:50 amZZZZ
A horror batting display hands victory to Zimbabwe.
Netherlands secure seventh place Netherlands secure seventh place ( ) ZZZZ7:44 amZZZZ
The Netherlands finish in seventh place after beating Nepal.
Papua New Guinea sign off with a win Papua New Guinea sign off with a win ( ) ZZZZ6:49 amZZZZ
The 4000th ODI sees Papua New Guinea beat Hong Kong at Old Hararians.
Ireland hand Heath Streak a birthday present Ireland hand Heath Streak a birthday present ( ) ZZZZ7:22 amZZZZ
A dismal performance with the bat sees Ireland routed by Zimbabwe and qualification hopes hanging by a thread.
Afghanistan back to winning ways Afghanistan back to winning ways ( ) ZZZZ11:27 amZZZZ
Afghanistan beat the West Indies as the Super Six stage gets underway.
Nepal gain ODI status Nepal gain ODI status ( ) ZZZZ10:45 amZZZZ
Nepal gain ODI status after they beat Papua New Guinea and the Netherlands beat Hong Kong.
Dutch defeat condemns Hong Kong Dutch defeat condemns Hong Kong ( ) ZZZZ2:14 pmZZZZ
Four years of ODI status ends for Hong Kong after 44-run loss to Netherlands.
Cross century takes Scotland one step closer Cross century takes Scotland one step closer ( ) ZZZZ2:05 pmZZZZ
A superb century by Matt Cross takes Scotland to top of Super Six table and edged them closer to World Cup qualification.
Umpire appointments for second phase released Umpire appointments for second phase released ( ) ZZZZ8:06 amZZZZ
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced umpire and match referee appointments for the Super Six and play-off ranking matches
Three steps to heaven for Ireland Three steps to heaven for Ireland ( ) ZZZZ12:42 amZZZZ
Ireland are just three wins away from their fourth successive World Cup after a record-breaking 226 run win (DLS) against a hapless UAE in Harare.
Dutch run out of steam in the chase Dutch run out of steam in the chase ( ) ZZZZ11:52 amZZZZ
The Netherlands failed to make it to the Super Six stage as Windies power wins the day.
Scotland and Zimbabwe in thrilling tie Scotland and Zimbabwe in thrilling tie ( ) ZZZZ7:59 amZZZZ
Scotland and Zimbabwe both take three points into the Super Six after a tie in Bulawayo.
Nepal win puts Afghanistan in Super Six Nepal win puts Afghanistan in Super Six ( ) ZZZZ7:38 amZZZZ
An 89 run sixth wicket partnership between Rohit Paudel and Sompal Kami leads Nepal to victory over Hong Kong, putting Afghanistan into the Super Six stage.
Ireland rue missed chances as Powell hundred leads West Indies to win Ireland rue missed chances as Powell hundred leads West Indies to win ( ) ZZZZ8:37 amZZZZ
An eye-catching maiden century by Rovman Powell steered the Windies into the Super Six of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 with a convincing 52 runs victory over Ireland
Zimbabwe secure Super Six place Zimbabwe secure Super Six place ( ) ZZZZ6:57 amZZZZ
Hosts Zimbabwe secure their place in the Super Six stage with a win over Hong Kong
Afghanistan keep World Cup hopes alive Afghanistan keep World Cup hopes alive ( ) ZZZZ5:52 amZZZZ
Afghanistan beat Nepal to keep their World Cup qualification hopes alive.
Paul replaces Cottrell Paul replaces Cottrell ( ) ZZZZ1:16 amZZZZ
The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the World Cup Qualifier has approved Keemo Paul as a replacement player for Sheldon Cottrell in the Windies squad for the tournament.
West Indies out for revenge West Indies out for revenge ( ) ZZZZ8:22 amZZZZ
West Indies captain Jason Holder says they are determined to avenge their 2015 World Cup defeat by Ireland when the teams meet at the Harare Sports Club.
Wins for Windies and UAE Wins for Windies and UAE ( ) ZZZZ10:14 amZZZZ
At the Old Hararians, the Windies’ decision to rest Chris Gayle against PNG almost backfired when they were reduced to 58 for four in pursuit of a 201-run victory target.
Scotland progress to Super Sixes Scotland progress to Super Sixes ( ) ZZZZ10:13 amZZZZ
Scotland became the first side to qualify for the Super Six after Stuart Whittingham (three for 35), Safyaan Sharif (two for 21) and Alasdair Evans (two for 24) shared wickets between them to dismiss Nepal for 149.
Afghan hopes hanging by thread after Hong Kong loss Afghan hopes hanging by thread after Hong Kong loss ( ) ZZZZ10:11 amZZZZ
Afghanistan’s dreams of qualifying for the second successive World Cup were left hanging by a thread when Hong Kong defeated them by 30 runs.
Venue switch for Scotland v Zimbabwe game Venue switch for Scotland v Zimbabwe game ( ) ZZZZ8:41 amZZZZ
The International Cricket Council today announced that it has switched venues for Zimbabwe v Scotland and Hong Kong v Nepal Group B matches scheduled to be played on Monday.
Brian Vitori found to have illegal bowling action Brian Vitori found to have illegal bowling action ( ) ZZZZ4:18 amZZZZ
Zimbabwe's Brian Vitori has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after the Event Panel of the World Cup Qualifier confirmed that the left-arm fast bowler uses an illegal bowling action.
Shahzad receives two match ban Shahzad receives two match ban ( ) ZZZZ6:52 amZZZZ
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad has been suspended for Afghanistan’s upcoming two matches in the World Cup Qualifier after his accumulated demerit points reached four within a 24-month period
Zimbabwe edge out Afghanistan in thriller Zimbabwe edge out Afghanistan in thriller ( ) ZZZZ9:21 amZZZZ
Zimbabwe handed Afghanistan their second successive defeat in the tournament when the African side successfully defended 196 runs to win by two runs in a nail-biting finish at the Queens Sports Club.
Windies open their account in style Windies open their account in style ( ) ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
The Windies may have impressed with the bat but only captain Jason Holder looked threatening with the ball.
Tale of two centuries Tale of two centuries ( ) ZZZZ7:32 amZZZZ
Record-breaking batting heroics by PNG opener Tony Ura wasn’t enough to deny an Ireland victory, winning by 4 wickets - led from the front by Captain William Porterfield’s 11th ODI century.
Sole destroys Hong Kong in Scotland win Sole destroys Hong Kong in Scotland win ( ) ZZZZ5:04 amZZZZ
Tom Sole took four wickets in an inspired Man of the Match spell as Scotland beat Hong Kong by four wickets in a low scoring encounter in Bulawayo.
Balbirnie delivers telling blow to Dutch Balbirnie delivers telling blow to Dutch ( ) ZZZZ10:27 amZZZZ
Andrew Balbirnie top scored with 68 as Ireland got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a winning start with an emphatic 93-run win (DLS) over European rivals The Netherlands.
UAE beat Papua New Guinea on opening day UAE beat Papua New Guinea on opening day ( ) ZZZZ8:03 amZZZZ
The UAE start their World Cup Qualifier campaign with a 56 run win over Papua New Guinea.
MacLeod and Berrington lead Scotland to record breaking win MacLeod and Berrington lead Scotland to record breaking win ( ) ZZZZ7:53 amZZZZ
Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington shared a Scottish ODI record partnership of 208 to lead their side to a famous 7 wicket win over Afghanistan in their WCQ opener.
Raza blitz wins it for Zimbabwe Raza blitz wins it for Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ7:23 amZZZZ
A 59 ball century from Sikandar Raza helps Zimbabwe beat Nepal on the opening day.
Rankin fired up ahead of Dutch D-day Rankin fired up ahead of Dutch D-day ( ) ZZZZ8:36 amZZZZ
Bready paceman Boyd Rankin goes into Sunday's crucial World Cup Qualifying clash with European rivals The Netherlands in high spirits after his five-wicket haul and late heroics with the bat saw Ireland edge out Scotland in a last-gasp thriller.
West Indies need to be smarter says Law West Indies need to be smarter says Law ( ) ZZZZ1:00 amZZZZ
The Windies coach Stuart Law has said his side will have to be smarter in approach in the World Cup Qualifier , which will produce two sides that will complete the 10-team line-up for the World Cup.
Rain ruins Netherlands run chase against Afghanistan Rain ruins Netherlands run chase against Afghanistan ( ) ZZZZ9:17 amZZZZ
Rain had the last laugh at the Old Hararians where Afghanistan and the Netherlands match was abandoned when it was shaping into an interesting game.
Ireland beat Scotland in nail-biter Ireland beat Scotland in nail-biter ( ) ZZZZ8:09 amZZZZ
A nail-biting last ball win by Ireland gives them the perfect momentum going into the World Cup Qualifier tournament.
West Indies survive scare to beat UAE West Indies survive scare to beat UAE ( ) ZZZZ7:14 amZZZZ
West Indies survived a real scare before overcoming tournament outsiders UAE by 34 runs in Harare.
Another last over win for Nepal Another last over win for Nepal ( ) ZZZZ10:56 amZZZZ
Nepal beat UAE in their first World Cup Qualifier warm-up match.
Van Meekeren leads Dutch to emphatic win over Hong Kong Van Meekeren leads Dutch to emphatic win over Hong Kong ( ) ZZZZ10:35 amZZZZ
Paul van Meekeren claimed a four-wicket haul as The Netherlands dominated Hong Kong in a one-sided contest in Harare.
Zadran hat-trick as Afghans stun Windies Zadran hat-trick as Afghans stun Windies ( ) ZZZZ10:10 amZZZZ
Fast bowler Dawlat Zadran took a hat-trick as Afghanistan came from behind to beat two-time former world champions West Iindies by 29 runs in a warm-up match at the Harare Sports Club.
Cross century sets up Scotland win over PNG Cross century sets up Scotland win over PNG ( ) ZZZZ9:58 amZZZZ
Matt Cross scored a brilliant century to lead Scotland to an emphatic seven-wicket win over PNG in their warm-up game.
Stanikzai to miss start of tournament Stanikzai to miss start of tournament ( ) ZZZZ7:37 amZZZZ
Afghanistan captain, Asghar Stanikzai will miss the first ten days of the qualifiers after being diagnosed with appendicitis.
West Indies set to deliver West Indies set to deliver ( ) ZZZZ1:48 pmZZZZ
The Windies captain Jason Holder has said it is time for his side to follow in the footsteps of the Under-19 and women’s teams and add a third World Cup to the collection.
Zimbabwe make two late changes to squad Zimbabwe make two late changes to squad ( ) ZZZZ4:21 amZZZZ
Zimbabwe have recalled Sean Williams and Cephas Zhuwao for the World Cup Qualifier, which will take place in Bulawayo and Harare from 4 to 25 March.
Porterfield confident Ireland have all bases covered Porterfield confident Ireland have all bases covered ( ) ZZZZ11:42 pmZZZZ
For Porterfield, a 2-1 series win over Afghanistan and the presence of all-rounders Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien, batsman Ed Joyce, pace bowler Tim Murtagh and left-arm spinner George Dockrell give him confidence.
West Indies not complacent ahead of Qualifiers West Indies not complacent ahead of Qualifiers ( ) ZZZZ11:38 pmZZZZ
Former World champions the West Indies are considered the most high-profile side in the World Cup Qualifier with the likes of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels in their ranks.
Afghanistan and Zimbabwe confident ahead of tournament Afghanistan and Zimbabwe confident ahead of tournament ( ) ZZZZ11:26 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan will be banking on their Rashid Khan-led spin attack to do wonders while Zimbabwe will be looking to take advantage of home conditions when they turn out in next month’s World Cup Qualifier.
Scotland and Netherlands aiming high Scotland and Netherlands aiming high ( ) ZZZZ1:13 amZZZZ
The Netherlands and Scotland will be aiming to carry their form from the World Cricket League Championship and upset some apple-carts in Zimbabwe as they aim to qualify for the World Cup.
Myburgh blow for Netherlands Myburgh blow for Netherlands ( ) ZZZZ4:44 amZZZZ
The Netherlands World Cup Qualification hopes have been dealt a severe blow with the news that opener Stephan Myburgh has been ruled out of the tournament.
Hong Kong and PNG relying on individual brilliance Hong Kong and PNG relying on individual brilliance ( ) ZZZZ2:01 amZZZZ
Some fine individual performances at the ICup and the World Cricket League would give Hong Kong and PNG hope as they get ready to challenge more fancied oppositions in a bid to make it to the World Cup.
Zimbabwe counting on home support Zimbabwe counting on home support ( ) ZZZZ11:46 pmZZZZ
Zimbabwe will be looking to their passionate home support to help them secure one of the two World Cup qualification spots next month.
PNG gearing up for glory PNG gearing up for glory ( ) ZZZZ12:11 amZZZZ
Papua New Guinea (PNG) have spent 2018 preparing for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, undertaking a strict training programme to put themselves in the best position for a chance of glory in Zimbabwe.
Match officials and squads confirmed Match officials and squads confirmed ( ) ZZZZ12:07 amZZZZ
The International Cricket Council today announced the match officials for next month’s ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier and also confirmed eight of the 10 squads.
Afghanistan confident of qualification Afghanistan confident of qualification ( ) ZZZZ10:54 pmZZZZ
Afghanistan are in a confident mood and fully focused on qualifying for the World Cup for the entire Afghan nation, which will be right behind them during the Qualifier.
Netherlands ready to shine on big stage Netherlands ready to shine on big stage ( ) ZZZZ2:45 amZZZZ
The Netherlands want to show the world they are worth being the 13th side on the ODI League (which kicks-off in 2020) by shining on the big stage and qualifying for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales.
Hong Kong chasing the dream Hong Kong chasing the dream ( ) ZZZZ5:03 amZZZZ
Hong Kong are in full preparation mode ahead of the World Cup Qualifier to secure a dream spot to the 2019 World Cup.
Ireland gearing up for tense tournament Ireland gearing up for tense tournament ( ) ZZZZ12:20 amZZZZ
With 27 days to go to the World Cup Qualifier, Ireland are gearing up and focused on qualification to the World Cup.
Afghanistan name squad for WCQ Afghanistan name squad for WCQ ( ) ZZZZ1:13 amZZZZ
Afghanistan have put their faith in youth for the forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
Scotland name squad for qualifiers Scotland name squad for qualifiers ( ) ZZZZ4:17 amZZZZ
Kyle Coetzer has been selected as captain and will lead the side against Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, plus the final qualifier to be confirmed following World Cricket League Division 2 in February in Group B.
Chapman left out of Hong Kong squad Chapman left out of Hong Kong squad ( ) ZZZZ7:47 amZZZZ
Hong Kong have submitted their World Cup squad but the big news is that Mark Chapman isn't included in their 15.
Netherlands name strong squad Netherlands name strong squad ( ) ZZZZ5:39 pmZZZZ
The Netherlands have named a strong squad for the crucial qualifiers, but haven't persuaded some top players to return.
Ireland go for tried and trusted Ireland go for tried and trusted ( ) ZZZZ5:13 pmZZZZ
Ireland go into their World Cup qualifying campaign with two changes from the Tri-Nations series squad that was victorious in UAE.
Ireland opt for experience Ireland opt for experience ( ) ZZZZ4:53 pmZZZZ
When Ireland kick off their World Cup Qualifier next month in Zimbabwe, there will be 1925 caps worth of experience for new head coach Graham Ford to draw on.
West Indies hit by player availability problems West Indies hit by player availability problems ( ) ZZZZ2:42 amZZZZ
The Selection Panel of Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced the WINDIES 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
All to play for in Zimbabwe All to play for in Zimbabwe ( ) ZZZZ11:29 pmZZZZ
Ireland have been drawn in the same World Cup qualifying group as favourites West Indies in the tournament which will decide who makes the finals in England and Wales next year.
O'Brien admits Ireland have tough draw O'Brien admits Ireland have tough draw ( ) ZZZZ10:11 amZZZZ
Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien admits his side has been handed “a very tough draw” in the qualifying tournament for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Bizarre status decisions spoil World Cup Qualifier schedule announcement Bizarre status decisions spoil World Cup Qualifier schedule announcement ( ) ZZZZ1:48 pmZZZZ
Yet again the ICC fail to use common sense when deciding which games have full international status.
Porterfield confident despite tough draw Porterfield confident despite tough draw ( ) ZZZZ9:54 amZZZZ
Ireland have been handed a tough draw for the World Cup Qualifiers which get under way in Zimbabwe this March.
About the World Cup Qualifier About the World Cup Qualifier ( ) ZZZZ5:06 amZZZZ
Key facts and information about the World Cup Qualifier.
Captains give their views Captains give their views ( ) ZZZZ5:03 amZZZZ
Captains of six of the competing teams look forward to the tournament in Zimbabwe.
Borren confident despite tough draw Borren confident despite tough draw ( ) ZZZZ2:36 amZZZZ
Netherlands' skipper Peter Borren is in confident mood ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe despite being drawn in a tough group.