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Super Sixes
                            P    W    T   NR    L  Pts     NRR
West Indies                 5    4    0    0    1    8    0.472
Afghanistan                 5    3    0    0    2    6    0.302
Zimbabwe                    5    2    1    0    2    5    0.420
Scotland                    5    2    1    0    2    5    0.243
Ireland                     5    2    0    0    3    4    0.346
UAE                         5    1    0    0    4    2   -1.950
Scorecard Ireland lost to Afghanistan by 5 wickets with 5 balls remaining , 23 March.
Scorecard Ireland (2) beat Scotland (0) by 25 runs, 18 March.
Scorecard Zimbabwe (2) beat Ireland (0) by 107 runs, 16 March.
  • WCQ, Super Six
    West Indies lost to Afghanistan by 7 wickets.
    Harare Sports Club, 25 March.
    West Indies 205 (46.5 overs, R Powell 44, S Hetmyer 38, E Lewis 27, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4-43, Gulbadin Naib 2-28)
    Afghanistan 206-3 (40.4 overs, Mohammad Shahzad 84, Rahmat Shah 51, Mohammad Nabi 27*, C Gayle 2-38)
  • WCQ, Super Six
    UAE (2) beat Zimbabwe (0) by 3 runs.
    Harare Sports Club , 22 March.
    UAE 235-7 (47.5 overs, Rameez Shahzad 59, Ghulam Shabber 40, Rohan Mustafa 31, Sikander Raza 3-41, T Chatara 2-49)
    Zimbabwe 226-7 (40.0 overs, S Williams 80, PJ Moor 39, Sikander Raza 34, Mohammd Naveed 3-40, Rohan Mustafa 2-56)
    DLS Method: par score 229 in 40 overs.
  • WCQ, Super Six
    West Indies (2) beat Scotland (0) by 5 runs.
    Harare, 21 March.
    West Indies 198 (48.4 overs, E Lewis 66, M Samuels 51, S Sharif 3-27, B Wheal 3-34, M Leask 2-36)
    Scotland 125-5 (35.2 overs, R Berrington 33, H Munsey 32, K Roach 2-20, A Nurse 2-35)
    DLS Method: par score 130 in 35.2 overs.
  • WCQ, Super Six
    UAE (0) lost to Afghanistan (2) by 5 wickets.
    Harare, 20 March.
    UAE 177 (43.0 overs, Shaiman Anwar 64, Mohammad Naveed 45, Rashid Khan 5-41, Dawlat Zadran 3-45)
    Afghanistan 178-5 (34.3 overs, Gulbadin Nabi 74, Najuibullah Zadran 63, Mohammad Naveed 2-37, Qadeer Ahmed 2-38)
  • WCQ, Super Six
    Zimbabwe (0) lost to West Indies (2) by 4 wickets.
    Harare Sports Club, 19 March.
    Zimbabwe 289 (50.0 overs, B Taylor 138, S Mire 45, S Williams 34, J Holder 4-35, K Roach 3-55, K Paul 2-55)
    West Indies 290-6 (49.0 overs, M Samuels 86, S Hope 76, E Lewis 64, B Muzarabani 2-36, G Cremer 2-63)
  • WCQ, Super Six
    West Indies (0) lost to Afghanistan (2) by 3 wickets.
    Harare, 15 March.
    West Indies 197-8 (50.0 overs, S Hope 43, M Samuels 36, J Holder 28, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3-33, Mohammad Nabi 2-43)
    Afghanistan 198-7 (47.4 overs, Rahmat Shah 68, Mohammad Nabi 31, Samiullah Shenwari 27, J Holder 3-39, K Paul 2-29)
  • WCQ, Super Six
    Scotland (2) beat UAE (0) by 73 runs.
    Bulayawo, 15 March.
    Scotland 322-6 (50.0 overs, M Cross 114, C MacLeod 78, K Coetzer 43, Rohan Mustafa 4-56)
    UAE 249 (47.4 overs, Mohammad Usman 80, Ahmed Raza 50, Rohan Mustafa 32, C Sole 4-68, S Sharif 2-36, B Wheal 2-45)
7th-10th Playoffs
  • WCQ, Playoffs
    Papua New Guinea beat Hong Kong by 58 runs. (9th/10th play off)
    Harare, 17 March.
    Papua New Guinea 200 (48.2 overs, T Ura 49, C Soper 40, M Dai 34, D Shah 4-11, Nadeem Ahmed 2-41, Ehsan Khan 2-43)
    Hong Kong 142 (35.2 overs, Babar Hayat 37, C Amini 4-27, N Vanua 4-24)
  • WCQ, Playoffs
    Netherlands beat Nepal by 45 runs. (7th/8th play-off)
    Kwekwe, 17 March.
    Netherlands 189-9 (50.0 overs, DB de Leede 39, M O'Dowd 28, R Van der Merwe 25, Sompal Kami 4-24, L Rajbanshi 2-38, S Lamishhane 2-41)
    Nepal 144 (44.4 overs, Sompal Kami 36, D Airee 25, R van der Merwe 4-20, P Seelaar 2-30, F Klaassen 2-37)
  • WCQ, Playoffs
    Papua New Guinea lost to Nepal by 6 wickets.
    Harae, 15 March.
    Papua New Guinea 114 (27.2 overs, D Airee 4-14, S Larrichhane 4-29)
    Nepal 114-4 (23.0 overs, D Airee 50*, Aarif Sheikh 26, N Vanua 2-25)
  • WCQ, Playoffs
    Netherlands beat Hong Kong by 44 runs.
    Kwekwe, 15 March.
    Netherlands 174 (48.2 overs, M O'Dowd 62, P Borren 31, B de Leede 29, Nadeem Ahmed 3-20, Ehsan Khan 2-30, Tanwir Afzal 2-36)
    Hong Kong 130 (43.0 overs, Babar Hayat 52, R van der Merwe 4-18, F Klaassen 2-30)
Group A
                            P    W    T   NR    L  Pts     NRR
West Indies                 4    4    0    0    0    8    1.171
Ireland                     4    3    0    0    1    6    1.479
UAE                         4    2    0    0    2    4   -1.177
Netherlands                 4    1    0    0    3    2   -0.709
Papua New Guinea            4    0    0    0    4    0   -0.865
Scorecard Ireland (2) beat UAE (0) by 226 runs (DLS), 12 March.
Scorecard West Indies (2) beat Ireland (0) by 52 runs, 10 March.
Scorecard Ireland (2) beat Papua New Guinea (0) by 4 wickets, 6 March.
Scorecard Ireland (2) beat Netherlands (0) by 93 runs (DLS), 4 March.
  • WCQ, Group A
    West Indies (2) beat Netherlands (0) by 54 runs.
    Harare, 12 March.
    West Indies 309-6 (4.0 overs, E Lewis 84, M Samuels 73*, R Powell 52, P van Meekeren 2-37, R van der Merwe 2-46, P Borren 2-55)
    Netherlands 167-6 (28.4 overs, R ten Doeschate 67*, W Barresi 64)
    DLS Method: par score 221 in 28.4 overs.
  • WCQ, Group A
    Netherlands (2) beat Papua New Guinea (0) by 57 runs.
    Harare, 10 March.
    Netherlands 216-8 (50.0 overs, Sikander Zulfiqar 53, S Edwards 27, B Cooper 26, A Nao 2-28, M Dai 2-29, C Amini 2-36)
    Papua New Guinea 159 (42.1 overs, A Vala 44 , K Doriga 32*, R van der Merwe 4-46, K Klaassen 2-25, S Snater 2-35)
  • WCQ, Group A
    Papua New Guinea (0) lost to West Indies (2) by 6 wickets.
    Harare, 8 March.
    Papua New Guinea 200 (42.4 overs, A Vale 57, T Ura 37, M Dai 35, C Brathwaite 5-7, N Miller 2-25)
    West Indies 201-4 (43.0 overs, J Holder 99*, S Hope 49*)
  • WCQ, Group A
    Netherlands (0) lost to UAE (2) by 6 wickets.
    Harare, 8 March.
    Netherlands 176 (46.3 overs, W Barresi 37, R ten Doeschate 34, S Edwards 27, Rohan Mustafa 5-26)
    UAE 177-4 (44.0 overs, Chirag Suri 78*, Mohammad Usman 36*)
  • WCQ, Group A
    West Indies (2) beat UAE (0) by 60 runs.
    Harare, 6 March.
    West Indies 357-4 (50.0 overs, S Hetmyer 127, C Gayle 123, S Hope 35*)
    UAE 297-6 (50.0 overs, Rameez Shahzad 112, Shaiman Anwar 64, Chirag Suri 38, J Holder 5-35)
  • WCQ, Group A
    Ireland (2) beat Papua New Guinea (0) by 4 wickets.
    Harare Sports Club, 6 March.
    Papua New Guinea 235 (50.0 overs, T Ura 151, C Soper 25, A McBrine 3-38, B Rankin 2-41, K O'Brien 2-53)
    Ireland 236-6 (49.1 overs, W Porterfield 111, E Joyce 53, P Stirling 27, A Vala 2-39)
  • WCQ, Group A
    UAE (2) beat Papua New Guinea (0) by 56 runs.
    Harare, 4 March.
    UAE 221 (49.4 overs, Rohan Mustafa 95, Ashfaq Ahmed 50, N Vanua 4-39, A Nao 2-42)
    Papua New Guinea 113 (25.5 overs, Mohammad Naveed 5-28, Imran Haider 2-21)
    DLS Method: par score 169 in 28 overs.
  • WCQ, Group A
    Ireland (2) beat Netherlands (0) by 93 runs.
    Old Hararians, 4 March.
    Ireland 268-7 (50.0 overs, A Balbirnie 68, N O'Brien 49, W Porterfield 47, T van der Gugten 3-59)
    Netherlands 149 (32.2 overs, T van der Gugten 33, S Edwards 26, T Murtagh 3-28, B Rankin 2-19, K O'Brien 2-28)
    DLS Method: par score 242 in 41 overs.
Group B
                            P    W    T   NR    L  Pts     NRR
Zimbabwe                    4    3    1    0    0    7    1.035
Scotland                    4    3    1    0    0    7    0.855
Afghanistan                 4    1    0    0    3    2    0.038
Nepal                       4    1    0    0    3    2   -0.893
Hong Kong                   4    1    0    0    3    2   -1.121
  • WCQ, Group B
    Zimbabwe (1) tied with Scotland (1).
    Bulawayo, 12 March.
    Zimbabwe 210 (46.4 overs, C Ervine 57, B Taylor 44, S Mire 35, S Sharif 5-33, M Leask 4-37)
    Scotland 210 (49.1 overs, R Berrington 47, K Coetzer 39, H Munsey 29, A Cremer 3-23, T Chisoro 3-42)
  • WCQ, Group B
    Hong Kong (0) lost to Nepal (2) by 5 wickets.
    Bulayawo, 12 March.
    Hong Kong 153 (48.2 overs, Nizakat Khan 47, S Lamichhane 3-17, B Regmi 2-20, Karan KC 2-35)
    Nepal 155-5 (40.4 overs, RK Paudel 48*, Sompal Kani 37*, AK Shah 26, Ehsan Khan 2-34, Aizaz Khan 2-40)
  • WCQ, Group B
    Nepal (0) lost to Afghanistan (2) by 6 wickets.
    Bulawayo, 10 March.
    Nepal 194-1 (49.5 overs, P Khadka 75, D Airee 32, Mohammad Nabi 4-33, Rashid Khan 3-45, Shapoor Zadran 2-32)
    Afghanistan 195-4 (38.4 overs, Najibullah Zadran 52*, Rahmat Shah 46, D Airee 2-25)
  • WCQ, Group B
    Zimbabwe (2) beat Hong Kong (0) by 89 runs.
    Bulawayo, 10 March.
    Zimbabwe 263-9 (50.0 overs, H Masakadza 84, B Taylor 46, V Zhuwao 45, Ehsan Nawaz 4-47, Aizaz Khan 2-41, Ehsan Khan 2-51)
    Hong Kong 174 (46.5 overs, Anshuman Rath 85, Sikanda Raza 3-30, K Jarvis 2-20, A Cremer 2-42)
  • WCQ, Group B
    Nepal (0) lost to Scotland (2) by 4 wickets.
    Queen's Sports Club, Bulawayo, 8 March.
    Nepal 149 (47.4 overs, P Khadka 63, S Whittingham 3-35, S Sharif 2-21, A Evans 2-24)
    Scotland 153-6 (41.3 overs, K Coetzer 88*, B Regmi 2-26, L Lamichhane 2-31)
  • WCQ, Group B
    Hong Kong (2) beat Afghanistan (0) by 30 runs.
    Bulawayo, 8 March.
    Hong Kong 241-8 (50.0 overs, Anshuman Rath 65, Babar Hayat 31, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3-26, Mohammad Nabi 3-48)
    Afghanistan 195-9 (46.0 overs, Dawlat Zadran 40, Mohammad Nabi 38, Najibullah Zadran 32, Ehsan Khan 4-33, Nadeem Ahmed 2-37)
    DLS Method: par score 225 in 46 overs.
  • WCQ, Group B
    Scotland (2) beat Hong Kong (0) by 4 wickets.
    Bulawayo AC, 6 March.
    Hong Kong 91 (38.2 overs, Nizakat Khan 26, T Sole 4-15, A Evans 3-19, M watt 2-23)
    Scotland 92-6 (23.3 overs, K Coetzer 41*, Ehsan Khan 3-29, Ehsan Nawaz 2-24)
  • WCQ, Group B
    Zimbabwe (2) beat Afghanistan (0) by 2 runs.
    Bulawayo, 6 March.
    Zimbabwe 196 (43.0 overs, B Taylor 89, Sikander Raza 60, Rashid Khan 3-38, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3-49, Dawlat Zadran 2-17)
    Afghanistan 194 (49.3 overs, Rahmat Shah 69, Mohammad Nabi 51, B Muzarabani 4-47, Sikander Raza 3-40, B Vitori 2-31)
  • WCQ, Group B
    Afghanistan (0) lost to Scotland (2) by 7 wickets.
    Bulawayo, 4 March.
    Afghanistan 255 (49.4 overs, Mohammad Nabi 92, Najibullah Zadran 67, Mohammad Sgadzad 30, B Wheal 3-36, R Berrington 3-42, S Sharif 2-46)
    Scotland 256-3 (47.2 overs, C MacLeod 157*, R Berrington 67, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2-47)
  • WCQ, Group B
    Zimbabwe (2) beat Nepal (0) by 116 runs.
    4 March.
    Zimbabwe 380-6 (50.0 overs, Sikander Raza 123, B Taylor 100, S Mire 52, B Regmi 2-68, Sompai Kami 2-82)
    Nepal 264-8 (50.0 overs, S Vesawkar 52, Aarif Sheikh 50, P Khadka 40, Sikandar Raza 3-48, B Vitori 2-46)
Warmup Matches
Scorecard Ireland beat Scotland by 2 wickets, 1 March.
  • WCQ, Warmups
    Hong Kong v Nepal - no result.
    Kweke, 1 March.
  • WCQ, Warmups
    West Indies beat UAE by 34 runs.
    Harare Sports Club, 1 March.
    West Indies 115 (33.4 overs, Imran Haider 4-16, Rohan Mustafa 2-10, Ahmed Raza 2-14)
    UAE 83 (29.0 overs, Nikita Miller 5-20, K Roach 3-15, A Nurse 2-21)
  • WCQ, Warmups
    Zimbabwe beat Papua New Guinea by 6 wickets.
    Bulawayo AC, 1 March.
    Papua New Guinea 195 (49.4 overs, V Morea 58, A Vala 30, S Raza 2-20, T Chisoro 2-22, B Mazarabani 2-21)
    Zimbabwe 196-4 (40.3 overs, H Mazakadza 54*, B Taylor 52*, S Mire 36)
  • WCQ, Warmups
    Ireland beat Scotland by 2 wickets.
    Queen's, 1 March.
    Scotland 239 (49.3 overs, M Leask 91, G Munsey 77, C MacLeod 29, B Rankin 5-38, T Murtagh 3-42, B McCarthy 2-54)
    Ireland 243-8 (50.0 overs, A Balbirnie 79, G Dockrell 47*, N O'Brien 35, S Whittingham 2-36, T Sole 2-53, A Evans 2-64)
  • WCQ, Warmups
    Afghanistan v Netherlands - no result.
    Old Hararians, 1 March.
    Afghanistan 216 (49.5 overs, Rashid Khan 63, Sharafuddin Ashraf 42, Mohammed Nabi 32, S Snater 4-46, R van der Merwe 2-23)
    Netherlands 86-1 (17.3 overs, M O'Dowd 38*, W Barresi 38)
  • WCQ, Warmups
    Zimbabwe v Ireland - no result.
    Queen's, Bulawayo, 27 February.
  • WCQ, Warmups
    Scotland beat Papua New Guinea by 7 wickets.
    Bulawayo AC, 27 February.
    Papua New Guinea 196 (46.2 overs, Sese Bau 53, Assad Vala 39, M Watt 3-22, T Sole 3-32, Safyaan Sharif 2-44)
    Scotland 197-3 (36.4 overs, M Cross 101*, K Coetzer 46, C Wallace 32*, Assad Vala 2-23)
  • WCQ, Warmups
    Hong Kong lost to Netherlands by 8 wickets.
    Old Hararians, 27 February.
    Hong Kong 157 (41.0 overs, Babar Hayat 85, P van Meekeren 4-17, P Seelaar 2-17)
    Netherlands 153-2 (35.5 overs, W Barresi 47, M O'Dowd 45, B Cooper 40*)
    DLS Method: par score 152 in 46 overs.
  • WCQ, Warmups
    Afghanistan beat West Indies by 29 runs.
    Harare Sports Club, 27 February.
    Afghanistan 163-9 (35.0 overs, Gulbadin Naib 48, Samiullah Shenwari 42*, S Cottrell 3-43, J Holder 2-27, K Williams 2-34)
    West Indies 110 (26.4 overs, E Lewis 36, M Samuels 34, Dawlat Zadran 4-26, Rashid Khan 2-7, Sharafuddin Ashraf 2-21)
    DLS Method: par score 139 in 35 overs.
  • WCQ, Warmups
    Nepal beat UAE by 5 wickets.
    Kwekwe Sports Club, 27 February.
    UAE 171 (28.5 overs, Ashfaq Ahmed 42, Adnan Mufti 37, Ghulam Shabber 32, Lalit Bhandari 4-40, Karan KC 3-38, Lalit Rajbandhi 2-30)
    Nepal 172-5 (28.2 overs, Sharad Vesawkar 41*, DS Airee 41, Paras Khadka 28, Amir Hayat 2-15)
Reports
Afghanistan beat West Indies to clinch trophy
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
The scrap to gain qualification in the WC2019 is now over and two sides have emerged from the
brutal battle in Zimbabwe.
End of the road for Ireland
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
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 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
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 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 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
The West Indies inflict Zimbabwe's first ever World Cup Qualifier defeat.
Balbirnie century keeps Irish dream alive
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
A horror batting display hands victory to Zimbabwe.
Netherlands secure seventh place
The Netherlands finish in seventh place after beating Nepal.
Papua New Guinea sign off with a win
The 4000th ODI sees Papua New Guinea beat Hong Kong at Old Hararians.
Ireland hand Heath Streak a birthday present
A dismal performance with the bat sees Ireland routed by Zimbabwe and qualification hopes hanging by a thread.
Afghanistan back to winning ways
Afghanistan beat the West Indies as the Super Six stage gets underway.
Nepal gain ODI status
Nepal gain ODI status after they beat Papua New Guinea and the Netherlands beat Hong Kong.
Dutch defeat condemns Hong Kong
Four years of ODI status ends for Hong Kong after 44-run loss to Netherlands.
Cross century takes Scotland one step closer
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
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
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
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 both take three points into the Super Six after a tie in Bulawayo.
Nepal win puts Afghanistan in Super Six
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
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
Hosts Zimbabwe secure their place in the Super Six stage with a win over Hong Kong
Afghanistan keep World Cup hopes alive
Afghanistan beat Nepal to keep their World Cup qualification hopes alive.
Paul replaces Cottrell
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
The Windies may have impressed with the bat but only captain Jason Holder looked threatening with the ball.
Tale of two centuries
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
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
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
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
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
A 59 ball century from Sikandar Raza helps Zimbabwe beat Nepal on the opening day.
Rankin fired up ahead of Dutch D-day
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
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 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
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 survived a real scare before overcoming tournament outsiders UAE by 34 runs in Harare.
Another last over win for Nepal
Nepal beat UAE in their first World Cup Qualifier warm-up match.
Van Meekeren leads Dutch to emphatic win over Hong Kong
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
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
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
Afghanistan captain, Asghar Stanikzai will miss the first ten days of the qualifiers after being diagnosed with appendicitis.
West Indies set to deliver
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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 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
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 have put their faith in youth for the forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
Scotland name squad for qualifiers
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
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
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 into their World Cup qualifying campaign with two changes from the Tri-Nations series squad that was victorious in UAE.
Ireland opt for experience
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
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
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
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
Yet again the ICC fail to use common sense when deciding which games have full international status.
Porterfield confident despite tough draw
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
Key facts and information about the World Cup Qualifier.
Captains give their views
Captains of six of the competing teams look forward to the tournament in Zimbabwe.
Borren confident despite tough draw
Netherlands' skipper Peter Borren is in confident mood ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe despite being drawn in a tough group.
World Cup Qualifier schedule released
The groups and fixtures for the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March have been released.
Photographs
Ireland v Afghanistan (23 March)
UAE v Zimbabwe (22 March)
Scotland v West Indies (21 March)
Afghanistan v UAE (20 March)
West Indies v Zimbabwe (19 March)
Ireland v Scotland (18 March)
Hong Kong v Papua New Guinea (17 March)
Netherlands v Nepal (17 March)
Zimbabwe v Ireland (16 March)
The Netherlands v Hong Kong (15 March)
Scotland v UAE (15 March)
West Indies v Afghanistan (15 March)
Nepal v Hong Kong (12 March)
Ireland v UAE (12 March)
Netherlands v West Indies (12 March)
Scotland v Zimbabwe (12 March)
Ireland v West Indies (10 March)
Zimbabwe v Hong Kong (10 March)
Netherlands v PNG (10 March)
Afghanistan v Nepal (10 March)
Netherlands v UAE (8 March)
Afghanistan v Hong Kong (8 March)
West Indies v Papua New Guinea (8 March)
Scotland v Nepal (8 March)
Ireland v Papua New Guinea (6 March)
Zimbabwe v Afghanistan (6 March)
Scotland v Hong Kong (6 March)
West Indies v UAE (6 March)
Zimbabwe v Nepal (4 March)
Ireland v The Netherlands (4 March)
UAE v PNG (4 March)
Afghanistan v Scotland (4 March)
Zimbabwe training (3 March)
West Indies v UAE (1 March)
Ireland v Scotland (1 March)
Afghanistan v The Netherlands (1 March)
PNG v Zimbabwe (1 March)
Scotland training in Bulawayo (28 February)
Ireland training in Bulawayo (28 February)
PNG v Scotland (27 February)
Afghanistan v West Indies (27 February)
Nepal v UAE (27 February)
The Netherlands v Hong Kong (27 February)
Ireland and Zimbabwe press conferences (27 February)
Day 1 training and trophy photoshoots (26 February)
WCQ Opening Ceremony (25 February)
Squads
Afghanistan logo Afghanistan
  • Asghar Stanikzai (captain)
  • Dawlat Zadran
  • Gulbadin Naib
  • Ihsanullah Janat
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Mohammad Shahzad
  • Nasir Jamal
  • Javed Ahmadi
  • Mujeeb Rahman
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Rahmat Shah
  • Rashid Khan
  • Samiullah Shinwari
  • Shahpoor Zadran
  • Sharafuddin Ashraf
Hong Kong logo Hong Kong
  • Babar Hayat (captain)
  • Ahsan Abbasi
  • Nadeem Ahmed
  • Tanveer Ahmed
  • Tanwir Afzal
  • Waqas Barkat
  • Chris Carter
  • Aizaz Khan
  • Ehsan Khan
  • Ehsan Nawaz
  • Nizakat Khan
  • Scott McKechnie
  • Anshuman Rath
  • Simandeep Singh
  • Shahid Wasif
Ireland logo Ireland
  • William Porterfield (captain)
  • Andrew Balbirnie
  • Peter Chase
  • George Dockrell
  • Ed Joyce
  • Andrew McBrine
  • Barry McCarthy
  • Tim Murtagh
  • Kevin O'Brien
  • Niall O'Brien
  • Boyd Rankin
  • James Shannon
  • Simi Singh
  • Paul Stirling
  • Gary Wilson
Netherlands logo Netherlands
  • Peter Borren (captain)
  • Wesley Barresi
  • Ben Cooper
  • Scott Edwards
  • Vivian Kingma
  • Frederick Klaassen
  • Bas de Leede
  • Maxwell O'Dowd
  • Pieter Seelaar
  • Shane Snater
  • Ryan ten Doeschate
  • Timm van der Gugten
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Paul van Meekeren
  • Sikander Zulfiqar
Nepal logo Nepal
  • Paras Khadka (captain)
  • Dipendra Airee
  • Lalit Bhandari
  • Shakti Gauchan
  • Sompal Kami
  • Karan KC
  • Sandeep Lamichhane
  • Gyanendra Malla
  • Dilip Nath
  • Rohit Paudel
  • Lalit Rajbanshi
  • Basant Regmi
  • Anil Sah
  • Arif Sheikh
  • Sharad Vesawkar
Papua New Guinea logo Papua New Guinea
  • Assadollah Vala (captain)
  • Charles Amini
  • Sese Bau
  • Mahuru Dai
  • Kiplin Doriga
  • Jason Kila
  • Vani Morea
  • Alei Nao
  • Damien Ravu
  • John Reva
  • Lega Siaka
  • Chad Soper
  • Tony Ura
  • Norman Vanua
  • Jack Vare)
Scotland logo Scotland
  • Kyle Coetzer (captain)
  • Richie Berrington
  • Matthew Cross
  • Ali Evans
  • Michael Jones
  • Michael Leask
  • Calum MacLeod
  • George Munsey
  • Safyaan Sharif
  • Chris Sole
  • Tom Sole
  • Craig Wallace
  • Mark Watt
  • Brad Wheal
  • Stuart Whittingham
UAE logo UAE
  • Rohan Mustafa (captain)
  • Adnan Mufti
  • Ahmed Raza
  • Amir Hayat
  • Ashfaq Ahmed
  • Chirag Suri
  • Ghulam Shabbir
  • Imran Haider
  • Muhammad Boota
  • Muhammad Naveed
  • Muhammad Usman
  • Qadeer Ahmed
  • Rameez Shahzad
  • Shaiman Anwar
  • Zahoor Khan
West Indies logo West Indies
  • Jason Holder (captain)
  • Devendra Bishoo
  • Carlos Brathwaite
  • Sheldon Cottrell
  • Chris Gayle
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Shai Hope
  • Evin Lewis
  • Nikita Miller
  • Jason Mohammed
  • Ashley Nurse
  • Rovman Powell
  • Kemar Roach
  • Marlon Samuels
  • Kesrick Williams
Zimbabwe logo Zimbabwe
  • Graeme Cremer (captain)
  • Ryan Burl
  • Tendai Chatara
  • Tendai Chisoro
  • Craig Ervine
  • Kyle Jarvis
  • Hamilton Masakadza
  • Solomon Mire
  • Peter Moor
  • Tarisai Musakanda
  • Blessing Muzarabani
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Brendan Taylor
  • Brian Vitori
  • Malcolm Waller
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