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WI book World Cup spot

Windies have booked their place at the Cricket World Cup in England in 2019 after beating Scotland in the CWCQ Super Sixes Match 7 in Harare, which was ultimately decided by the Duckworth Lewis Stern method after rain brought a premature end to proceedings. 

Chasing 199 to win, Scotland lost early wickets – they were 25/3 after the first ball of the sixth over – with Kemar Roach and Jason Holder the early tormentors.

Despite a middle-order resistance, Scotland’s batsmen failed to capitalize on starts – Marlon Samuels was the game’s highest scorer with 51 – before the rain fell after 35.2 overs of the second innings with Scotland five runs behind the DLS par score of 130.

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The covers came on and off went the players, with the rain ultimately bringing an unfortunate conclusion to an interestingly poised contest. Not that Windies will mind, though – they rounded off an exceptional campaign by cementing their position at the top of the CWCQ table.

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