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Old 4th March 2018, 08:32   #1
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ICC World Cup Qualifiers, Zimbabwe, March 2018

Ten teams have travelled to Zimbabwe for this tournament. They are split into two groups of five to start, with the top 3 in each going into a Super Six tournament. The top two ranked sides will qualify.

This tournament is particularly noteworthy as the West Indies are among those having to qualify. In warm ups they were skittles for about 100 by both Afghanistan (lost) and UAE (won).

Group A
WI
Ireland
Netherlands
PNG
UAE

Group B
Zimbabwe
Afghanistan
Scotland
Nepal
Hong Kong
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Old 4th March 2018, 10:55   #2
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Scotland have restricted Afghanistan to 255ao in their opener with Hantsvaalian seamer Brad Wheal taking 3fer. Ireland and Netherlands look like they might be in for a tight tangle.
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Old 4th March 2018, 14:42   #3
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An immediate shock on the first day as Calum MacLeod's 157* leads Scotland to a big 7-wicket win over Afghanistan.

Ireland, UAE and Zimbabwe all on course for comfortable opening game victories.
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This tournament is already highlighting the folly of the ICC reducing the World Cup to just 10 teams.
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Old 4th March 2018, 19:32   #5
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This tournament is already highlighting the folly of the ICC reducing the World Cup to just 10 teams.
Maybe. There are reasons to criticise the decision to reduce the WC to ten sides, but not sure they've changed at all today.

Good win for Ireland today against a side that could've easily been tricky.
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Massive shock that Scotland won.

Is any of this being streamed? I'd much rather watch this than more turgid, contextless ODIs (and yes, that includes NZ vs. Eng)
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Old 6th March 2018, 08:39   #7
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Ireland and Scotland have both picked up four early wickets in their games against HK and PNG today. Meanwhile, Gayle has started well for the Windies v UAE and Brendan Taylor is having to stand strong against Afghanistan, who've taken three early wickets.
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Gayle and Hetmyer each smashed big tons at strike rates of over 130. Somewhat surprising then that at 191-2 after 28 overs that Samuels should score 15 runs from 34 balls.....
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Gayle and Hetmyer each smashed big tons at strike rates of over 130. Somewhat surprising then that at 191-2 after 28 overs that Samuels should score 15 runs from 34 balls.....
Should be more than enough.

Ireland have a tricky chase of 236 v PNG after opener Ura scored 151. Afghanistan restricted Zimbabwe to 196,which could also turn out to be difficult.

Scotland on course to make it two wins out of two after rolling over HK for 91, will boost their s/r too.
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Do results achieved in the first group stage carry through to the Super 6, or does it start again? Asking for an Afghan friend.....
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Do results achieved in the first group stage carry through to the Super 6, or does it start again? Asking for an Afghan friend.....
The results from games against the other sides in the same group that progress are retained. Results against the four teams that are eliminated after the group stage are wiped.
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The results from games against the other sides in the same group that progress are retained. Results against the four teams that are eliminated after the group stage are wiped.
Ouch!! Afghanistan currently 165-6 chasing 196.........if they lose they're basically out of the World Cup.
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188-9, 9 runs needed from the final 3 overs.
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188-9, 9 runs needed from the final 3 overs.
A proper bum squeaker.
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And Zimbabwe escape with a 2 run victory! Ireland come through as well, despite late wobble, while the Windies cruise home to victory against UAE.
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I don't really see how Afghanistan can qualify for the World Cup now given that their defeats to Scotland and Zimbabwe will carry through to the Super 6 (assuming they even get there).

Whilst the Windies cruised home, they still conceded nearly 300 runs to the UAE.
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I don't really see how Afghanistan can qualify for the World Cup now given that their defeats to Scotland and Zimbabwe will carry through to the Super 6 (assuming they even get there).

Whilst the Windies cruised home, they still conceded nearly 300 runs to the UAE.
Shame really. The folly of having a WC format in which at least 2 test playing nations won't even qualify is stupid and damaging to the game.
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Scotland again doing well, as they've cut Nepal down to 54/5.

NL v UAE might be the most important game in this round as it will probably determine who finishes third in group A.
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Shame really. The folly of having a WC format in which at least 2 test playing nations won't even qualify is stupid and damaging to the game.
I just don't get it. Rugby has a 20 nation World Cup and teams can only play once a week roughly.

Afghanistan has been one of the great success stories of the last decade, well that's being stamped on.

We'll just be left with the usual predictable format, especially as we've basically had a rehearsal last year already.
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I just don't get it. Rugby has a 20 nation World Cup and teams can only play once a week roughly.

Afghanistan has been one of the great success stories of the last decade, well that's being stamped on.

We'll just be left with the usual predictable format, especially as we've basically had a rehearsal last year already.
With 14 teams the WC was too long and drawn out, with too many pointless games. I think reducing to 12 might have been a better choice, though.
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