Centuries from Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran helped West Indies register a resounding 101-run win over Nepal in the World Cup Qualifier in Harare on Thursday (March 22). With this win, the West Indies team has reached the top of the points table in Group A. He has four points from two matches equal to Zimbabwe, but has the advantage of better net runrate. Netherlands and Nepal have two points each. America's account is yet to be opened.
Batting first, West Indies scored 339 runs for seven wickets in 50 overs. Hope scored 132 while Pooran played an innings of 115 runs. The pair shared a 216-run partnership for the fourth wicket. At the same time, Nepal's team was reduced to 238 runs in 49.4 overs. For him, Arif Sheikh scored 63 and Gulshan Jha scored 42 runs. Lalit Rajvanshi took three wickets for Nepal in the match. At the same time, Jason Holder took the same number of wickets for the West Indies.
After the group round, three teams each will go to the Super Six.
The top three teams in the group will advance to the Super Six round. There, the top three teams from Group B will join them. Then the final will be played between the first and second placed teams in the Super Six. Both these teams will qualify for the upcoming World Cup. Talking about Group B, Oman's team is at the first position. At the same time, Sri Lanka is second and Scotland is third. The account of Ireland and UAE is not open. Both are in fourth and fifth place respectively.
America got its third consecutive defeat
In another match played on Thursday, the Netherlands defeated the United States. This is America's third consecutive defeat. At the same time, the Netherlands has its first win in two matches. America scored 211 runs for eight wickets in 50 overs. Shayan Jahangir scored the maximum 71 runs for him. After this, Netherlands captain Scott Edwards teamed up with Teja Nidamanuru to win the team. Edwards scored 67 not out. Teja played an inning of 58 runs.