Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 News Afghanistan Beat Ireland

Ireland miss out on cricket World Cup after agonising defeat to Afghanistan Afghanistan qualify for 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup after defeating Ireland by five wickets
Jan Ortega | 24 March, 2018, 12:33

Earlier in the first innings, Rashid Khan moved to 99 ODI wickets by taking 3 wickets for giving 40 runs as Ireland were restricted to just 209-7, having won the toss and elected to bat. They then nearly made a hash of a straightforward run-chase before coasting home for the loss of five wickets with five balls to spare in what turned out to be a battle of attrition.

"We qualify for the 2019 World Cup". Asghar Stanikzai hit a smashing 39 not out off 29 balls leading Afghanistan to 213/5 against Ireland's 209/7.

Kevin O'Brien chipped in with 41 on the slow track at the Harare Sports Club to at least get Ireland past the 200 mark but, despite Niall O'Brien's assertions that the small total was defendable, 209 was never likely to be enough.

Incidentally, Zimbabwe will not play a World Cup for the first time since 1983, when they made their debut in England.

Afghanistan's fairy-tale run in the qualifier resembled that of Pakistan's and Australia's successes in the 1992 and 1999 World Cups.

Afghanistan on Friday beat Ireland by 5 wickets to qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

They will now face the West Indies on Sunday in Harare in the final of the Qualifier to see who will be crowned winners of the tournament, although both sides have already achieved their main objective. The excitement was at its peak among the fans as many wanted Afghanistan to go through as they started the tournament as the favourites. The guys are very happy and they deserve it for the way they played.

Afghanistan received huge favours from other teams - Nepal defeated Hong Kong, while Scotland and Zimbabwe lost to West Indies and UAE. I can't express how happy they will be back home. "For them to progress further is going to be hard", Porterfield said.

Porterfield added: "I feel sorry for Scotland how it ended for them".

Ireland failed to qualify after playing at the last three Cricket World Cups.

That meant they carried no points through to the Super Six stage and were required to win all three games to have a chance of reaching next year's finals in England and Wales.

Under the new format, those nations are guaranteed nine televised World Cup fixtures, thus allowing the governing body - which purports to want to expand the game - maximum its revenue streams from TV rights.

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