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2-Time Champion West Indies out of World Cup Race

2-time champion West Indies out of World Cup race: Scotland beat by 7 wickets in the qualifier.

The two-time world champion West Indies were unable to qualify for the ODI World Cup, which is being contested in India. In the World Cup qualifiers, the team was defeated by Scotland by 7 wickets.

The West Indies team will not compete in the World Cup for the first time in the tournament’s 48-year history. This team won the World Cup title in the first two seasons. In 1975 and 1979, the team won the championship.

2-Time Champion West Indies out of World Cup Race
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West Indies scored 181 runs while batting first in Saturday’s match at Harare Sports Club. In 43.3 overs, Scotland scored the needed runs for three wickets.

Do you see why the West Indies are out of the World Cup race now?

Zimbabwe is currently hosting the Super-6 matches of the World Cup qualifiers. Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe now lead the Super-6 round points table with 6-6 points each, while the West Indies have none after three matches. The team has two games left. Even if the team wins both matches, they will not be able to finish in the top two.

McMullen’s double performance
Scotland’s Brandon McMullen scored a double. He first dismissed three West Indies batsmen. After that he played an important role in the team’s victory by playing an innings of 69 runs. McMullen was named man of the match for his double performance.

Three reasons for the West Indies’ defeat:Hindi News

In terms of ODIs, this is a low score. In terms of One-Day Internationals, the West Indies fared poorly. Which the team’s bowlers were unable to protect. According to the present ODI environment, the score of 181 runs is relatively low. Which is tough to justify.
The batter failed, but the bowling all-rounders scored. The flop batting order was the main reason for the team’s failure. The team’s top six batsmen could not score more than 25 runs, while bowling all-rounders could. Jason Holder scored 45 runs and Romario Shepherd added 36 to lead the squad to a total of 181 runs.
Scots batsmen Brandon McMullen and Matthew Cross both struck half-centuries in the 182-run chase. McMullen had 69 points while Cross had 74.
At 81, 6 wickets were lost, and Holder-Shepherd contributed 77 runs.
West Indies struggled to get off to a good start after losing the toss. The first wicket was lost for 9 runs. Johnson hit a zero here. Following Charles’ demise, a string of wickets fell, bringing the total to 81. On this score, the side has lost the wickets of the first six batsmen. Fast bowlers Jason Holder and Romaria Shepherd, who came in at number 7, shared a half-century partnership of 77 runs in such a situation. This collaboration increased the team’s score above 180.

McMullen, Sole, and Watt all bowled superbly.
Scotland’s bowlers were accurate: Brendon McMullen, Chris Sole, and Mark Watt. McMullen took three wickets, while Sole and Watt each took two.

McMullen-Cross century collaboration
After the first wicket fell on a team total of nought in the counter-innings, Brandon McMullen and Matthew Cross took over. For the second wicket, they each scored 125 runs off 175 balls. It was too late for the Windies bowlers to break the partnership.

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